so... the beauty of Ae graphics lies essentially in the idea and the ability to synthesize that captures in an elementary sign that extremely vast set of characters found in sound. For example, exai's graphics are not "beautiful" in themselves (a seemingly occasional set of dark squares and rectangles on a little more clear background), but it's fascinating, it has a cryptic feel, and one lets oneself be seduced by the suspicion that there both a deeper reference behind (which eventually resulted in the game of life hypothesis, which is fairly confirmed since Sean streamed his voice the day he died).
Elseq is interesting because it combines circles and squares, but arranged in such an irregular way that it gives a sense of imbalance, although the circle and square are the regular geometric figures par excellence.
I like the graphic for Sign, it has a breaking role with the line of recent years, introducing warm colors and harmonious shapes (yes, like all, I hope there is a relationship with the new sound route), but maintaining that essentiality that give back something enigmatic ( however, I must say that the original shape has given its best in the screen prints for Onesix: there is something Kubrickian in that image). On the contrary, I find the incunabula cover totally wrong, those hasty glitches just to associate themselves with a consolidated and generic aesthetic. The same is true of Anvil Vapre. Confield seems to me to lack any personality, my eye wouldn't be caught if I didn't know that it covers music written to evoke Pazuzu.
I must confess that even draft art leaves me very perplexed: the black streaks that create three-dimensional fantasies and the digital fades remind me demos for graphics softwares of 2000.
On the other hand, I like Untilted, the combination of colors, the (almost) loss of three-dimensionality of geometries for a completely abstract aesthetic, and in general the shapes.. seems to me that they center the mood of untilted. For now, however, my favorite image is Oversteps. Here too there is a break with the past: an expressly manual gesture that tries to get closer to the perfection of the circle. In its elementary nature it strikes me, i just surprised myself interested in something as common as a circle, like if it hide something archetypal (for the same reason I find Richard Serra's works attractive ).
in any case I find it impossible to separate those graphics from the music they echo: it is through cognition that they represent that specific music, which are enriched with charm: once again, it is a mental fact, not of universal immediacy.