Welcome to Future Forest. Artwork created by Joseph Bastardo.


// Trills / Charlie Naked - əˈnɛmənii

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The final album by Trills. The cover drawings were by Denis Cisneros, who also plays guitar on a couple of tracks. I was given access to his sketchbook, from which I assembled several collages for the cover images.

It's a real shame that this is the final Trills release, because it is probably my favorite thing Jonathan has done thus far. Absolutely beautiful pieces that weave between acoustic sound collages, radiating synthesizer waves, and manipulated piano/guitar pieces. A beautiful final statement from Trills.

The Charlie Naked half consists of enormous deep drones, constantly shifting focal points before you. This is stuff you get lost in. Created with a plethora of instruments at his home studio in Houston, TX. Naked's been doing it since 1995 and it shows.

// One Kind Favor Logo

Here's the logo I've designed for One Kind Favor. A small record label run by Nick Williams, of Cave Bears. The label specializes in rare/obscure re-releases on vinyl LP.


// Safety Danger

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Proud to share my artwork for the debut album from Safety Danger. The solo project of Ryan Mulhall. Bright, colorful melodies built around a lo-fi Yamaha keyboard. Soaring vocals and synth laser-blasts surround the intricate loops. This image was a collaborative effort between Ryan and myself.

Download the album for free from his Bandcamp Page.


// Boreal Network - Means Business

So psyched to finally be able to post this. Boreal Network's amazing new album. Probably going to be one of my favorites of the year. It's a free download from retronym.co.uk

Means Business is a record that begins by looking directly into the heart of the corporate art aesthetic, using the fictitious Boreal Network organization itself as a lens through which to peer into a world of glistening office parks and freshly printed documents.

The first half of the record gleams with polish and bravado, promising high rates of return and prosperity. As the album progresses however, sounds and themes suggest a gritty, polluted reality lurking beyond the shining facade of industry. The latter portion of Means Business is pocked with distorted, dirty sounds and leering, noxious synths, as the proud image of Boreal Network steadily becomes completely choked out by smog and desolation.

Here's a video from the album:

boreal network - boreal network corporate training video from broken machine films on Vimeo.


// Bastian Void - Horicon Sketches

Bastian Void - Horicon Sketches
Digitalis Ltd #215

Very excited to announce my next album, coming out soon on cassette from the awesome Digitalis LTD again! All art and music by me!

"joe bastardo returns with bastian void's sophomore missive thrown into the swirling abyss. mirrored shards reach out and pluck chord changes from a diamond's eye. these electric daydreams move along on muted rhythms. soak it all in as you take a journey into the unsettling sonic environments of melting landscapes. this is as much in the sky as it is buried underground. a festive spectrum." - Digitalis

Marbles by Bastian Void

Bloom Perspective by Bastian Void

Ray Sentence by Bastian Void

Using Plastic / Wax Mist by Bastian Void


// Looks Realistic - Opticoral

moss003 - OPTICORAL

New CDr now available from Looks Realistic. Synthesizers and voice recorded live at the Moss Archive. Artwork by me.

In other Looks Realistic news, our first album 'Sans' has been remastered and re-edited. Download it for free from our bandcamp page!


// Gay Shapes Tour Poster

Something I designed to take on our summer tour with us. Limited to 20 signed and hand-numbered prints. Now all sold out.


// Gay Shapes - Untitled Tour Cassette

moss002 - Gay Shapes. 100 copies. Chrome Tape.

Originally made to take on our summer tour. This was something I designed quickly. I wanted the grainy artwork to reflect the noise of the music.

Digital Download available from our Bandcamp page.


// Bastian Void - Ported

Bastian Void - Ported
Digitalis ltd #202

Presenting the artwork (and music) of my first solo album. Out on limited, pro-dubbed chrome cassette from Digitalis Industries.

Midnight Societies by Bastian Void

Glass Age by Bastian Void

Windows 97 / In Reality by Bastian Void

when you open your debut with the sounds of a modem connecting to the internet, you really have to deliver. massachusetts resident joe bastardo lets you know from the first spectrum that he's not fucking around. rhythmic casio spells cast with a wide ’90s web filter in through a slanted prism. with titles like "vaporware," "the TAG towers" and "windows 97 / in reality" you'd be forgiven if your mind drifts toward ferraro-isms, but bastardo's soundtrack runs less underwater and more straight at your throat. "ported" is a pre-apocalyptic cybergasm.

-Digitalis Industries

Ported is out now on cassette tape from Digitalis Ltd. Strictly limited to 75 copies. Check any cool distributor like Mimoroglu or Discriminate Music.


// White Mountains - Lightforms EP

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Here is my artwork for the latest EP from White Mountains. Lightforms is shimmering and smooth. Like floating through a city street at night. There is a sense of propulsion throughout the album. Great for late nights and early mornings.


// Moss Archive

Here is the logo I've designed for Moss Archive.

I conceptualized Moss Archive back in early 2010 and have had the idea on the back burner for over a year. Recently, I have found myself looking for a place to showcase all of my musical projects. Not quite a label, Moss Archive will probably function as more of an unofficial collection of like-minded artists. Expect small runs of hand-made releases on tape and CD-r, as well as free downloads.


// DOM Llama

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Proud to announce my new t-shirt design for the legendary DOM. If you hadn't heard them yet, google it or something. Buy their albums on their website. Buy their merch when their tour rolls through a city near you!


// Trills - Blue Metabolic Sunrise

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I am proud to finally share my artwork for Blue Metabolic Sunrise, the next album by Trills. This collection of retro-futuristic passages finds Jonathan Jindra experimenting with bubbly, analog textures. Many of the songs are based off of live improvisations on various synthesizers. This approach lends itself to a wonderfully organic sound.

The album will be released on cd-digipak, and as a digital download on Retronym Records. For the digital download, I designed a different psychedelic image to go along with each of the nine songs. Download your copy here to see them all.

Doesn't that look pretty? Support physical media! Buy one for $10!


// Skytree Logo

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Here is my design for Skytree's logo. A mixture of electronic scapes and soulful guitar playing. Evoking feelings of a vast forest, Skytree has released music on Earstroke, Boltfish, Herb, Tympanik, Lotus Vibes and Benbecula.

// Burning Mill T-shirt

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Here is my design for the Burning Mill Records t-shirt. Coming soon! I don't have a photo of the printed shirt yet. So for now, just imagine this man's face spread across your chest.


// Binarium Logo

Here is the logo I created for Binarium Productions as well as the Binarium Sound Series.

Founded by Jonathan 'Trills' Jindra, the Binarium Sound Series is a weekly experimental music series in Houston, TX. They focus on showcasing noise, abstract electronica, free jazz, dance and film featuring a strong interest in new modalities of musical expression. The shows take place at The Mekong Underground (outside of Khon's Bar) at 2808 Milam St.

Accidentally took my time in getting this one up. Created July, 2010.


// Sam Gas Can - Dedicated to Lauryn Hill

My artwork for Sam Gas Can's "Dedicated to Lauryn Hill"

As cliche as it might sound, if there's one thing to expect from Sam Gas Can, it's the unexpected. Seriously, what is this? Some tribute to Lauryn Hill? Whatever, it's totally genius.

Cassette out now on YDLMIER. Limited edition of 40. So pick one up, quick!