CD design for Cu Dubh’s album Order of the Owl
Mike McNutt and several others from Tartanic eventually started working on a new project together … a tribal-styled group called Cu Dubh.
For this, their debut album, I took a considerable amount of inspiration from the music itself. Cu Dubh had already come up with the name Order of the Owl, but their initial thought toward the treatment was something dark and dirty. When the tone and effect of the music ended up sounding much different, I suggested we collaborate further with a cleaner, almost surrealist concept which would be more fitting with the actual sound of the tracks.