De loin, les choses: From afar, things (matters, affairs). A number of the songs come across as letters written from far away. The cover images come from airports and railway stations. The treatment attempts to re-present different parts of the same image, as though from different states of mind.
The typography suggests the old, mechanical departure boards from train stations and airports.
It’s common knowledge that the first two seconds on a CD are silence, right?
The inside is a single panorama (photo by Guillaume Gypsophile, taken in Morroco if I remember correctly), but the color balance is different on each panel, as well as on the disc, where the details from the right-most panel are reproduced in a clear, matte ink.