Fade to Blue, Music album Packaging
Fade to Blue
By David Chen & Chung Yufeng
Chung Yufeng, a pipa (琵琶) player, and David Chen, a U.S. born blues guitarist, combined the unlikely sounds of Chinese pipa and blues guitar in a collaborative music project called "Fade to Blue" (藍。掉). The CD is a live recording consist of only 2 instruments, a chinese pipa and a acoustic blues guitar with no other backing instrument. It is a dialogue between 2 musicians and 2 instructments, between the east and the west, a man and a woman from different cultural and musical backgrounds.
In order to capture the purity of their collaboration, only 2 colors (inks) were used on the entire album. Red ink for the pipa, the female musician, the east. While blue ink represent s the blues guitar, the male and also all the english text he wrote. Letterpress printing is also used to reinforce raw and organic nature of their performance.