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"Shoals (Edition) is a companion release to Taylor Deupree's 2010 full-length CD Shoals. This limited edition 7" record has a shortened version of "A Fading Found" (from the album) on Side A and a B-Side called "Sere". While the 7" format only allows for brief works - ...
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12K2017 | 12K

"Tools is the latest creation from Italian experimentalist Giuseppe Ielasi. While Ielasi's work over the years as a guitarist and drone artist has become highly regarded his work on 2009's Aix completely broke that mold and quickly became one of his most critically ...
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12K2018 | 12K

"Shoals is perhaps Deupree's most specific album in material concept and sound. In late 2009, he was invited to an artist residency program at the University of York (UK) Music Research Center. The idea was to find a unique idea that he would be unable to realize in his ...
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12K1060 | 12K

MINAMO - DUREE (CD)

"Back in 1999, on the forefront of the Japanese electronic/acoustic microsound scene, was the then two-piece live improvisation band Minamo (two more members were added in 2001 to make the current four-piece lineup). Their live concerts helped pioneer this hybrid of ...
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12K1058 | 12K

"Four years after the release of their debut album Outflow, Japan's Small Color, a duo comprised of Rie Yoshihara (aka Trico!) (accordion, voice, vintage keyboard instruments) and Yusuke Onishi (guitar, banjo, bass, programming and production) are back with the ...
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12K1057 | 12K

"Look For Me Here is Solo Andata's accompanying single to their self-titled, full-length 12k album (12k1056) which, in addition to Solo Andata's album mix, includes two exquisite remixes from Japanese legend Ryuichi Sakamoto and 12k visionary Giuseppe Ielasi. With ...
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12K2014 | 12K

"12k presents Australian duo Solo Andata along with their second album. Translated literally from the Italian as "one way", Solo Andata portrays the theme of a one-way journey that moves from (and represents a thread between) water and land, fluid/stasis, cold/hot. ...
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12K1056 | 12K

"Let's Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow is the third full-length CD from the young Polish musician Tomasz Bednarcyzk. Following Summer Feelings and Painting Sky Together (Room40), Bednarczyk naturally continues his process of utilizing mainly treated piano and guitar to ...
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12K1055 | 12K

"Sleeping Pills is the debut release from Germany's Pillowdiver, whose concepts of simplification and minimalism led him to self-imposed limitations for the creation of this work. Utilizing primarily a Fender Jazzmaster, with a small amount of synthesizer and field ...
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12K1054 | 12K

"This is the first full-length collaborative release by Richmond-based musician and sound artists Molly Berg and Stephen Vitiello. The CD title, Gorilla Variations came about from a request for a short-soundtrack from Ader Santos, a Brazilian video artist who Vitiello ...
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12K2013 | 12K

"Instead of creating mere objects of aesthetic seduction, a new form of art is surfacing that invites audiences to transcend the limits of habitual perception. It seeks to shift the observer's attention from the physical objects that stimulate perception to the act of ...
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12K2015EP | 12K

"Aix is the latest work from Italian artist Giuseppe Ielasi and the follow-up to 2007's August (12k). WIth Aix we see Ielasi building his layered, atmospheric music around rhythmic grids. Most of the time these are quite irregular and the pulses are not neccessarily ...
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12K1051 | 12K

"A subdued chord, and a subsequent quiet. A hovering drone, followed by a compelling absence of sound. True to its title, Filaments & Voids is comprised predominantly by one or the other: by carefully constructed audio of lingering delicacy or by singular silences of ...
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12K1050 | 12K

"Amplifier Machine began in 2002 with James Dixon (Swordfish, Supagroop, James Dixon) on guitar, Korg & piano, Seth Rees (The Spheres, This Is Your Captain Speaking, I Want A Hovercraft, Seth Rees) on drums, violin, samples, piano & guitar and Alex Jarvis (Automatic, ...
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12K1049 | 12K

"Mit Ohne is a sound documentation of an audio/visual installation by Yves Netzhammer and Steinbrüchel. The installation entitled "The feeling of precise instability when holding things" was part of the group exhibition "Wohnträume/Wohnräume" exhibited 2003 at the ...
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12K2010 | 12K

"Rutger and Stephen sort of accidentally met through e-mail. A simple note regarding an ordering question for a CD led to an enthusiastic e-mail conversation and climaxed in a musical collaboration. This all happened in a very short period, both musicians being very ...
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12K1048 | 12K

"Due to continued demand for this title and the fact that the initial pressing of 1.500 copies sold out in less than 6 months, 12k is re-issuing "Northern" in an expanded package with re-mixed and re-mastered audio. Not content to merely order a re-pressing of the same ...
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12K2009 | 12K

"In the desire to make recorded sound as tactile as possible Autistici (UK), recently featured on 12kâ€Ts Blueprints compilation (12k1039), has sculpted found objects, broken acoustic instruments, synthesizers and environmental recordings into Volume Objects. Expertly ...
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12K1045 | 12K

"All of the instrumentation; acoustic guitar, autoharp, various bits of percussion, and analog synthesizers, were performed directly to multi-track with very little editing (they preferred to re-take rather than edit). The duo recorded much of the sound with with ...
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12K2007 | 12K

"On his cd debut, UK sound artist Jodi Cave creates seven short compositions united by themes of singularity and natural randomness. One of the most immediate features of For Myria is its restrained sound palette. Like an instrumentalist who has laid a small collection ...
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12K1043 | 12K

"Released as a limited edition of 500, the remix cd features "Wham & Whammy" remixes by Raster/Noton founder Frank Bretschneider and SND's Mark Fell. 12k's Taylor Deupree remixes "Skie" and the album version of "Wham & Whammy" is present as well. Bretschneider's remix ...
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12K2006 | 12K

MOSKITOO - DRAPE (CD)

"12k kicks off its 11th year with a new release that takes the label down new sonic pathways. Caught between the organic and electronic minimalism that 12k is known for and the unconventional Japanese pop musings and songwriting style of Happy, Moskitoo's Drape is an ...
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12K1041 | 12K

V.A. - BLUEPRINTS (CD)

"Blueprint: a plan, a model, a template. Over the past 10 years 12k has established itself as a label on the forefront of minimalist music and has become home to some of the most important artists of the genre. It is label that time and time again has not been afraid to ...
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12K1039 | 12K

"Seaworthy, a three piece collective based in Sydney, Australia that revolves around core member Cameron Webb as well as Sam Shinazzi and Greg Bird, was formed in early 2000 to explore melodic and experimental approaches to the construction of minimalist sound scapes ...
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12K1040 | 12K

"Following the release of his work as part of the electro-acoustic quartet Minamo on 12k and the proto-pop outing under his new moniker Filfla, Fourcolor (Keiichi Sugimoto) is back with his second release on 12k, Letter of Sounds. His previous work, Air Curtain (12k) ...
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12K1038 | 12K