Such a beautiful collaboration with NYC composer & artist KJ Rothweiler. Thank you for choosing one of my photographs as the cover artwork for spells, released on Lost Tribe Sound! Thank you Ryan Keane for your amazing design!




"As a filmmaker KJ Rothweiler is inspired by the way soundtracks shape narrative from a place beyond language. wake takes a cinematic approach to the people and places that live on the outskirts of memory. This is music from nowhere that can follow you anywhere. On his sophomore record ‘spells’, kj throws diaphanous sounds into the wind, where they’re blown towards the violet isolation of the Southwest. We glide through expanses of country too big to name, where the sun might not set and stray thoughts press up against the horizon like cattle. These songs trace the topography of dry riverbeds and the highway’s speechless curve. They condense out of a bright morning and expand into empty air. Shapes emerge from shadow until they don’t. Voices hunt for mouths that gave them away. Lassos spin too wide. Fences collapse and dust doesn’t settle. Landscapes escape their maps. This is a record about America appearing almost as quickly as it dissolves. You’re not lost. There’s just nowhere to go."


official release date: october 13th, 2017

music by kj rothweiler

photography by emile hengen

mastered by lawrence english

layout & design by ryan keane

limited to 150 editions

© kj rothweiler & lost tribe sound




"As for kj's album 'spells,' it came to me with great cover art by Emile Hengen already in place. And Emile's imagery is so perfect for the music, it captures that sort of hazy monochrome vibe that the music inhabits."

Listen to 'spells' and get more info here: BANDCAMP KJ ROTHWEILER


(Photos by Ryan Keane)


© Kj Rothweiler & Monochrome Photography 2017