A Sense of Place: Upward, Broken, Always by Ohio

Taylor Deupree and Corey Fuller are certainly no strangers to one another. Deupree is the founder of the 12k label on which Fuller has made numerous appearances as part of the duo Illluha with Tomoyoshi Date and, most recently, as a solo artist with the stunning ‘Break’ released earlier this year.  And, there have been…

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Sound Impression: Views From Sixteen Stories by Alaskan Tapes

Withing a few short years, Toronto-based musician & composer Brady Kendall has cultivated his Alaskan Tapes project from a fledgling collection of singles & EPs exploring the liminal spaces between various compositional forms and ambient atmospheres into one that produces beautifully realized complete albums that draw well-deserved praise from listeners and fellow musicians alike. His…

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Sound Impression: Going Home by Ai Yamamoto

Originally from Shizumi, Kashiba City in Japan’s Nara Prefecture, Ai Yamamoto is a composer & sound artist who has been making music in Melbourne, Australia since the early 00s including work with such artists as Lawrence English and Ben Frost.  This month she makes her debut on Los Angeles based Dragon’s Eye Recordings with a…

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Track Premiere: Rera by Shinji Wakasa

Boutique label and art studio Rottenman Editions welcomes Japanese artist, composer, & sound designer Shinji Wakasa to their roster this fall. Based in Yokosuka City, Wakasa does commercial & film music and is also part the techno duo Semiosis, but his solo effort here entitled Tranquilo Trasciendo is a delicate and introspective affair. Described as…

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Travelogue: A Fluid Audio Journey

Calling UK-based Fluid Audio a boutique label may be apropos, but it still somehow seems too quaint a description for the level of creativity, sophistication, and craftsmanship that goes into each bespoke edition that comes out of their shop. The music each artist creates is only the beginning as the sense of immersion is enhanced…

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Track Premiere: Enfolding by Jim Perkins

A classically-trained musician, composer for film, frequent collaborator, and founder/curator of Bigo & Twigetti, when Jim Perkins goes into the studio to record his own projects, it is safe to assume he has found a fresh and novel concept to explore. Such is the case with his new album Pools, his first full-length since 2015’s…

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Travelogue: An Eilean Rec. Journey

Eilean Rec. is a non-profit independent French label founded on a rather original concept – a map of an imagined land populated with 100 points each of which corresponds to an album release. A little over five years since it began, that map is nearly complete and during that time, the label has introduced us to…

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