BAKKARA: Self-titled: CS

The music isn’t really my thing—hardcore and grind stuff replete with wayyyy over-the-top Cookie Monster vocals that are drenched in tons of effects—but holy shit, this is some of the coolest packaging I’ve ever seen on any release, ever. It’s a beautifully assembled twenty-page booklet with a gorgeous layout and wildly inventive assembly. Feels a little weird to rant on and on about the visual aspects of a piece of music, but this thing is just so great looking. If these folks do zines, I hope they send them in. If they don’t do zines, they should. This EP is limited to one hundred copies, so grab one while you can. –Keith Rosson (Bakkara)