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"In the distance, they thought they heard a noise. This sound, that lay upon the hum, that those who lived here incessantly heard, crept into their consciousness as their breath slowed. The search was drawing on, time was becoming physical. The landscape was brown, a ...
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12K2027EP | 12K

ILLUHA - AKARI (CD)

"Akari is the third album from Tokyo duo Illuha. Following 2011's debut Shizuku (12k1067) and 2013's Interstices (12k2028), Akari takes the next artistic step for the band. While Shizuku was recorded in the US and completed separately by the artists, Interstices ...
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12K1080 | 12K

"This is the first album for 12k from renowned UK sound artist Janek Schaefer. He has been active in the music and art worlds for the past 20 years recording and creating sound installations for an impressive list of labels and institutions. In 2010 Janek produced his ...
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12K1079 | 12K

"Between You And The Shapes You Take is the second collaborative album by Richmond based musician/sound artists Stephen Vitiello and Molly Berg. As with the duo's previous release, The Gorilla Variations, tracks are created out of improvisations and sculpted through ...
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12K1078 | 12K

"In 2009 Drifting/Falling released Gareth Dickson's debut album, Collected Recordings, a stunningly beautiful and haunting ambient folk album which caught the attention of 12k's Taylor Deupree. Thus began a not-as-easy-as-expected search for Dickson to try to coax him ...
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12K2029 | 12K

"Isolation, solitude, contemplation. These are the themes that discreetly weave their way through Disappearance, the first collaboration album between 12k's Taylor Deupree and pioneering electronic composer and pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto. The two began their musical ...
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12K1076 | 12K

MOSKITOO - MITOSIS (CD)

"2007 saw the album debut of Moskitoo with 12k's Drape (12k1041). Since then, Moskitoo (Tokyo's Sanae Yamasaki) has been busy performing live, recording and releasing new work (including sound/voice for Japanese media/television and iOS apps) and expanding her talents ...
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12K1077 | 12K

"Start with a room, a cleanish one, not too rustic, not too slick, and then fill it with tools, fill it with anything that can be used to make other things. Put the room in the forest, but not too deeply in, let's have the city on the distant horizon. Then, let's have ...
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12K2028 | 12K

"The clock is slowing and time is held in a single, fragile moment as daylight falls from the horizon. Waking hours spin to a slow finale through a subconscious haze of mist flecked with deep autumnal reds and quiet yellows. Memories gradually transform into ripples on ...
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12K1074 | 12K

BETWEEN - BETWEEN (CD)

"The electric glow of the street lights fade into the blue evening fog. The broken path narrows and gradually leads away from the wires that hang precariously and endlessly above our heads. A solitary tree stands detached in a quiet urban environment. Between the ...
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12K2026 | 12K

"The Deluxe Edition comes in a boxed set containing 12 photographs Deupree took with a plastic, hand-built 35mm camera, the Faint CD and a bonus CD containing "Thaw (Reprise)," an extended 38-minute version of "Thaw" which will only be available on this CD (not sold ...
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"The clock is slowing and time is held in a single, fragile moment as daylight falls from the horizon. Waking hours spin to a slow finale through a subconscious haze of mist flecked with deep autumnal reds and quiet yellows. Memories gradually transform into ripples on ...
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12K1073 | 12K

"The new CD-EP (clocking in at 20 minutes exactly) from Stephan Mathieu is a coda to A Static Place (2011, 12k), created with his highly focused setup of two mechanical-acoustic gramophones and computer. Coda (For WK) is dedicated to the legendary "quiet" pianist ...
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12K2024 | 12K

"Sublunar is the first full-length release from Kane Ikin who is also known as one half of the duo Solo Andata. Sublunar follows Kane's solo debut Contrail (7", 12k2022) picking up where that EP left off and pushing the boundaries outward in every direction into denser, ...
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12K1072 | 12K

"Below Sea Level is the first 12k release from seasoned musician and electronic sound artist Simon Scott. The inspiration behind Below Sea Level, including its music, title and artwork originally derives from Scott's desire to musically explore the desolate and ...
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12K1071 | 12K

"In September, 2011, 12k released the boxed set by Taylor Deupree and Marcus Fischer titled In A Place of Such Graceful Shapes containing a CD, a booklet of photographs and a clear-vinyl 7" all carefully designed and integrated. All 500 copies of this box sold out by ...
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12K2023 | 12K

"In 1995 Steve Peters and Steve Roden toured as a trio with singer Anna Homler; sometimes they would vocalize behind her, and they liked the way their voices blended together. They then spent about 15 years saying that "someday" they should record a voice-based project ...
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12K1069 | 12K

"Kane Ikin is most well know as one half of Solo Andata alongside Paul Fiocco who have released critically-acclaimed albums on Hefty, Deisre Path, and 12k. Solo Andata's music goes to deep, dark places and is often made with homemade and found tools. Contrail marks ...
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12K2022 | 12K

"The Boats are a duo consisting of Craig Tattersall (ex-Hood, The Remote Viewer) and Andrew Hargreaves (Tape Loop Orchestra) as well a rotating roster of guest musicians and vocalists. While Ballads of the Research Department is their 12k debut, it follows up a string ...
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12K1068 | 12K

"Twenty Ten is the latest epic from Brooklyn-based composer Kenneth Kirschner, who is known for his decayed, dark and usually long-form takes on modern classical and found-sound composition. With only 4 pieces spanning a 3-CD set, and nearly 3 hours of music, Twenty Ten ...
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12K1066 | 12K

"Fourcolor is the solo project of Keiichi Sugimoto (Minamo, Filfla) and should be well known to the 12k audience with his two previous releases, Air Curtain (2004) and Letter of Sounds (2006) both highly regarded and now out of print, which established him as one of the ...
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MOSS - MOSS (MCD)

"Moss, is a live recording from a unique collaboration by sound artists/musicians Molly Berg, Olivia Block, Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello. This was a midnight concert at the Trinity Cathedral in San Jose, CA which was part of the 01SJ Biennial. The final night was ...
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12K2020 | 12K

and Taylor Deupree. "Recorded live on April 10th and 11th, 2010, Tasogare: Live in Tokyo documents the performances of five 12k artists at two temples in Tokyo, Japan. Komyoji Temple (April 10th) saw the first-ever performance in Japan by Australia's Solo Andata, known ...
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12K2019 | 12K

"In April 2010 Seaworthy and Matt Rösner travelled to the south coast of New South Wales to undertake a detailed field recording study of two coastal lake ecosystems at the Lakes Meroo and Termeil. The aim of the project was to explore the sounds of a fragile coastal ...
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12K1062 | 12K

"Our House Is On The Wall is the debut release from Swedish duo Murralin Lane. While the project is new, Murralin Lane's David Wenngren is no stranger to the scene. Recording solo as Library Tapes for Kning Disk and Home Normal he has established a loyal following with ...
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