music review

art direction, branding, design
kontacto east, japan


a music website focused on non-mainstream artists and completely honest non-sponsored release reviews (a rarity in japan). as the site is the only presentation of the content, a dynamic logotype was devised which is randomly loaded per page. letter construction is made from slices of sound waves - the most basic building blocks of music, and also formally related to synthesis (most of the covered music genres are electronica based). 

one subtle design invention - since the image content is fairly random in terms of color and quality, a large color palette was created which is then randomly applied to dividers. with this, the site appears to imitate and integrate the visual content rather than fight against it.

 
home page

home page

reviews index in one of five randomly loaded arrangements

reviews index in one of five randomly loaded arrangements

album review

album review

news index

news index

news item

news item

features index with custom name constructions

features index with custom name constructions

artist curated charts with multi-store purchase link dots

artist curated charts with multi-store purchase link dots