The Art of First Kings

First Kings is an experimental electronic musician from Ottawa, Canada. When becoming active in the vaporwave scene in 2016, he began designing album artwork for release on various labels. His work has been utilized by a large variety of artists and labels including the Sud Swap Audio Brewing family (Sud Swap, Seikomart, and Botanica1), Sea of Clouds, Unchill Records, Evaporated Sounds, and Flamingo Vapor. As a producer, First King generally produces dreampunk-influenced vaporwave music within the subgenres of hypnagogic drift, ambient vaporwave, and vaporgoth.

First Kings also works as an indie game developer with Quicksand Games. To make a request for album artwork, contact him on Twitter through the handle @Quicksand_T.

The following artistic works are a sampling of First Kings’ productions from 2016 through 2017. Artist and label information are provided. All works were created for digital media.

 



Artist: First Kings
Album: Criminal Acts
Label: Seikomart

 



Artist: First Kings
Album: Criminal Zones
Label: Botanica1

 



Artist: First Kings
Album: FREEDOM: Diegesis
Label: self-released

 



Artist: First Kings
Album: The Whole Room Was Exploding Out into Space
Label: Sea of Clouds

 



Artist: First Kings
Album: Cenobium / Cyberdale
Label: Unchill Records

 



Artist: First Kings
Album: Filth Triptych
Label: Evaporated Sounds

 



Artist: First Kings
Album: Cursed Things
Label: (upcoming release)

 



Artist: Vinyl Dial, Sam Ellis, & First Kings
Album: SAMSON AGONISTES
Label: Evaporated Sounds

 



Artist: Various Artists
Album: Black Flamingos
Label: Flamingo Vapor

 



Artist: Various Artists
Album: Audio Micro
Label: Flamingo Vapor



Artist: VMAPS
Album: Virtual Island Explorer
Label: Flamingo Vapor

 



Artist: VLAD / ⁂V†▲D‡M∇R⁂
Album: Salem Witch Rave
Label: Flamingo Vapor
[Note: Some design elements taken from the original cover by Sample Crew.]

 



Artist: VLAD / ⁂V†▲D‡M∇R⁂
Album: I AM CYBER
Label: Seikomart

 



Artist: VLAD / ⁂V†▲D‡M∇R⁂
Album: Found Footage single
Label: self-released

 



Artist: Broken Machine Films presents…
Album: Album 11 – The A/V Club
Label: Flamingo Vapor

 



Artist: Various Artists
Album: Memories Overlooked: A Tribute to The Caretaker
Label: self-released
[Note: Unused mock-up art; not featured in final release.]

 



Artist: Pangea
Album: Enigmatic Sky
Label: New Motion

 



Artist: Various Artists
Album: Learning to Disconnect Entirely
Label: (upcoming release)

 



Artist: Various Artists
Album: CONCEPT CORRUPTTTTT_
Label: REALITY DATABASE (upcoming release)

 


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