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SBTRKT hints that Disclosure copied his imagery

Producer calls the duo “wildcopycats”, in reference to their ‘Caracal’ art.

Aaron Jerome aka SBTRKT has labelled Disclosure “wildcopycats”, in reference to the themes and imagery for their second album, ‘Caracal’.

Last night Disclosure announced their new LP ahead of a performance at their own Wild Life Festival. The album sleeve shows a wild cat, covered in the signature white mask lines of Disclosure’s imagery. Howard Lawrence of the duo said he had an obsession with caracals, saying: “It felt like a perfect fit for our Wild Life brand… the Caracal made perfect sense as the lead visual for the new album and over the course of recording - it also felt like a natural title for the record.”

In a series of tweets, SBTRKT noted similarities between his and Disclosure’s imagery, from day one. “first lp mask theme,” he said. “Second lp. anonymous cat theme. Wildfire meant wildlife tribal theme - Hold on,” he tweeted to blogger Disco Naivete. He then called them “wildcopycats.” SBTRKT’s second album, last year’s ‘Wonder Where We Land’, was led by masked, otherworldly animal imagery.

SBTRKT’s art director then also noted the similarities, accusing Disclosure of “quick cut and paste of artistic ideas. Perhaps cos they can’t afford to pay creatives?”

See the conversation below Disclosure’s new album art.

SBTRKT hints that Disclosure copied his imagery

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