If you are familiar with the music covered on this blog then you would be very much aware about both the 12k label and it's owner and artist in his own right, Taylor Deupree. Without being overly hyperbolic the influence of both 12k and Deupree cannot be overstated. From the principles that have guided him … Continue reading 12k: An interview with Taylor Deupree.
I don't always get around to releases straight away. Submissions roll in at an even rate, there's releases I buy myself as well as my addiction to podcasts. However, the submissions form a queue and are placed into a playlist that I can explore through. I tend to find myself most captivated when I am … Continue reading Dan Armstrong – A Long Time Coming / Confluent Phase – Ad Astra/ Anzio Green – Lygan.
The Ambient power trio of Uwe Zahn (Arovane - Germany), Porya Hatami (Iran) and Darren Mcclure (Japan) see the follow up to 2016's "Veerian" on Eilean Rec with "Ypsilon" nicely finding a home on the n5MD label, who also re-released Zahn and Hatami's "Kaziwa" (as Porya Hatami and Arovane) back in May of 2018. Each … Continue reading Zahn | Hatami | McClure – Ypsilon.
This little round up highlights two releases that came out recently as single track works. Both are quite different. "Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais have collaborated as @c since 2000. In 2003 they founded the Crónica label, and have since been publishing experimental electronic music and sound art. They have released more than 20 albums … Continue reading @c – Re:Coimbra / Steve Luck – Crescent Moon.
The sister label to Eilean Rec, IIKKI Books is like a fine art project. Built along similar lines to the Cd-r only label, IIKKI sees the pairing of musical and visual artists fusing both their artistic endeavors to create works designed to delight the senses of sight and sound. For each vinyl and Cd release … Continue reading Federico Durand – Pequeñas Melodías / Aries Mond – Cut Off / The Humble Bee + Offthesky -All Other Voices are Gone, Only Yours Remains.
The latest release on the Italian based KrysaliSound label is a collaborative piece between musician and label boss Francis M. Gri, painter Andrea Scodellaro and video maker Alisa Javits. The result is a highly limited Cd that is accompanied by a unique framed painting by Scodellaro that is limited to only 9 copies. "For many … Continue reading Gri / Scodellaro/ Javits – B/ue.
The success of a label is creating an identity that notifies people straight away who released this work, without it being a mere repetition of what has cone previously. Lost Tribe Sound is one of those labels that has a true organic identity coupled with a dedication to putting out the most amazing looking releases … Continue reading Lost Tribe Sound – The Phonometrician / William Ryan Fritch / Vieo Abiungo.