Heaven Is Open Today is an illuminated book with music by the band In Carbon Diamonds Grow.
Carl Quist-Møller – New Drawing Style
The book has illustrations by the Danish multi artist Carl Quist-Møller. In this book he has developed a new drawing style, which he has not used before. He combines his cartoon style with one single line and his always creative and magical imagination with a more classic, beautiful, naturalistic hatching technique with felt pen.
Graphic Design – Reference to the Medieval Tradition
The graphic designer Morten Agergaard from KNACK, RHODES & LOVE has made a design for the book where the poetry of the songs by Kamilla Hygum Jakobsen is combined with drawings, ornamentation, and uncials. The design honours and has reference to the beautiful tradition of the medieval and Renaissance illuminated books as well as the works of William Blake.
Themes – In Carbon Diamonds Grow
The name of the band refers to a line in the song ‘I Am Made of Clay’. Inside all of us, a beautiful diamond will grow, if nurtured by love. The songs, poetry and illustrations try to embrace this credo covering themes like loneliness, sorrow, despair, death, loss, destruction, epiphany, empathy, understanding, solicitude, happiness, forgiveness, tenderness, unconditional love and devotion, but also the necessity of setting boundaries.
A Voluptuous Flirt with Genres & Styles
Despite the serious themes, the book and the music have a sense of ease and happy energy playing and flirting voluptuously with a variety of genres and styles. In this book with music we encourage everybody to surround themselves with the magic and beauty embedded in everyday life. Just as we did in the Danish albums for children Hverdagpoesi for børn and Hverdagspoesi II – Troldestøv, sold from our other site www.hverdagspoesi.dk. Only this time we publish for adults and in English.
Buy the Book – Download the Music
You can buy the book with the CD in the bookshops and from this site, if you write to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also download the music from Itunes and Spotify.
Heaven Is Open Today
Contributors & Performers
Music & Lyrics: Kamilla Hygum Jakobsen
Musical Arrangements: Lars Hartvig Lindeborgh and Hannibal Gustafsson
Illustrations & drums: Carl Quist-Møller
Graphic Design: KNACK, RHODES & LOVE by/ Morten Agergaard