June 21 2007
Sawako will be out and around in Europe at the end of June into July for a few concerts. be sure to check her out if you're nearby. here's the schedule:
June.21.2007 Kunstraum Walcheturm (Zurich, Switzerland)
June.24.2007 C.B.K. Art Center (Dordrecht, The Netherland)
June.27.2007 Salon Des Amateurs (Dusseldorf, Germany)
July. 07 2007 ZDB (Lisbon, Portugal)
July. 12 2007 M12 (Berlin, Germany) organized by
July. 20 2007 TBA (Napori, Italy)
July. 21 2007 Glade Festival (Belter, UK)


June 19 2007
NVO's impressive 96 page, 2 X CD hardcover book "EXTRACT" is now available in 12k's online shop.
$40 (USA)
artists: 22 various artists
title: extract – portraits of soundartists
cat#: nvo_o11
format: book (hardcover, 96 pages) + 2 cds
release date: may 07
limited edition: 500
cd 1
01 Keith Berry | Finger Pointing At The Moon | 6'00
02 Richard Chartier | A Field For Recordings 2 | 8'43
03 Taylor Deupree | Live In Osaka | 6'00
04 Heribert Friedl | nbvto | 5'52
05 Richard Garet | Précis | 6'00
06 Andy Graydon | Microclimates For Paliku | 5'57
07 Bernhard Günter | Listen to what you see (audio
— sample of location of all Koblenz photos) | 6'00
08 John Hudak | Radio | 6'00
09 I8U | Steganography | 4'22
10 Dean King | In Absentia | 5'53
11 Dale Lloyd | Provisional | 4'06
cd 2
01 Roel Meelkop 1 | (hole in a heap) | 5'30
02 Will Montgomery | Split Chance | 5'55
03 Tomas Philips | Each More Melodious Note | 6'01
04 Steve Roden | air into form/voice into breath | 6'49
05 Jos Smolders | Aiolos (Vangsaa Interior) | 6'00
06 Steinbrüchel | Parallel | 7'02
07 Nao Sugimoto (mondii) | Nature Out | 5'33
08 Asmus Tietchens | Vierte Beisetzung in Wien | 4'37
09 Toshiya Tsunoda | Scenery of vibration/Listening
— to the reflection of points (@Westspace) | 5'36
10 Ubeboet | Lux Vivens | 3'43
11 Michael Vorfeld | Geste | 5'29
Since we started the label Nonvisualobjects two years ago, many collaborations with artists worldwide have arisen, a large, growing network has evolved and an extensive body of work has been formed that we would like to explore and try to sum up. The book developed from the idea of presenting an extract of artists involved in the current experimental electro-acoustic music scene, often following a rather reduced approach in their work. We would like to present artists that work in different areas in this field of electroacoustic music, to cover a large spectrum even in this quite specific area.
With essays, interviews, photos, drawings and other materials presented in this book, we try to look at the motivation and intention behind the sound production from different perspectives, to possibly allow for a new/extended approach to this form of music.
Many of the artists involved in this project do not exclusively work with sound, but also in other artistic disciplines. In this book we would like to present these other sides of their work to allow crossreferences/crosslinks to open up new aspects of the music.
EXTRACT contains interviews, essays, photos, drawings and 22 tracks by: Keith Berry, Richard Chartier, Taylor Deupree, Heribert Friedl, Richard Garet, Andy Graydon, Bernhard Günter, John Hudak, I8U, Dean King, Dale Lloyd, Roel Meelkop, Will Montgomery, Tomas Philips, Steve Roden, Jos Smolders, Steinbrüchel, Nao Sugimoto (aka mondii), Asmus Tietchens, Toshiya Tsunoda, Ubeboet and Michael Vorfeld


June 16 2007
i wanted to give a report on the 12k forum that i started last week. after only 7 days of being active we have 117 members and 72 different topics going. THANK YOU everyone for joining and making it a fantastic source for studio information, new releases, art and ideas. it has turned out to be better than i imagined and only after a week.
i really wanted it to be a source for studio and music techniques and that has certainly been the most active section. it's nice to have a place to discuss important recording topics while focusing on our own niche genre.
ironically, the LEAST used section has been the 12k and LINE music/artist area :)
i love watching the forum take on a life of its own and really enjoy when someone finds an answer to a question or a tip that influences or inspires them.
thanks again, everyone.


June 09 2007
happy to report that the new 12k shirts are finally in production. however, they are a LOT more expensive than i thought they would be. over twice as much. this has to do with the fact that i'm using American Apparel shirts this time around and also it is a 2-color/2-sided shirt.
in the past 12k shirts have sold for $15 usa and because it costs over $7 just to ship one shirt to europe, overseas prices were $20 or more. this time around i suspect prices will be a couple of $$ higher.
the shirts should be ready in a couple of weeks.


June 08 2007

the forum has been alive for 2 days now.. and already we've got 78 members and a handful of great discussions going on. it's turned out great. thank you for everyone for participating… i really looking forward to watching it grow.
seems to have a usable spread of topics, but i'll add more/edit/adjust as time goes on.
thank you again everyone. hope you're all finding it entertaining and most of all, useful.


June 07 2007

i have finally set up a forum for 12k + LINE, art, music, and studio techniques. please visit, sign up, and participate! here is the welcome message that i posted this evening on the forum:
hello and welcome to the 12k forum. i'm setting this up as an extension of the blog and website. while the website contains the core information, sound, and images of the labels, and the blog is a way for me to keep a label diary, this discussion board is set up for you, the listeners, to discuss, debate and inspire.
while the idea of discussing 12k and LINE music is certainly at the core of this forum, one of the main reasons i wanted to set up a forum was to discuss studio and recording techniques. all to often the sorts of music many of us create gets lumped up in some sort of laptop-only, closed box sort of production world. while this may, sadly, be the case sometimes, i think there are many artists out there who appreciate and practice the finer points of studio techniques, either creative or traditional, that span not just electronic music, but all genres.
the STUDIO AND RECORDING topic gives us a chance to discuss, learn, teach and generally improve our recording habits. from proper studio setup to mic techniques, outboard gear and of course computers and plug ins. please take the time to participate in this section… i certainly will. spread the word..! one day perhaps we can build a forum that is the Gearslutz ( of experimental electronic music.
also, i would like to open the floor for suggestions for improvements of this forum. i've spent the evening setting it up but have most likely missed some obvious topics or features. perhaps 12k and LINE should get different sections? or maybe there is something else needed. please feel free to leave suggestions in the 12k + LINE topic, PM me, or email.
lastly.. .spread the word… please enjoy the forum and contribute. these types of things can be slow to start but hopefullly we'll see it become an active source of information.
thank you, as always, for your support and participation.
taylor deupree


June 06 2007
just a quick one here… as i finished listening to the next 12k cd in the works.. an absolute stunner from Giuseppe Ielasi. i'm very honored to be able to release something by him as i've been a big fan of everything he's released so far. his new cd is complete and in my hands now. the artwork and such will be completed in the next couple of weeks and then off to manufacturing.
after a short summer break, this one will be available (as 12k1044) in early september.
following Giuseppe's release will be a very delicate and beautiful release from Autistici, who you have heard on the BLUEPRINTS compilation. this cd really spans a variety of sound sources and techniques.. very nice.
besides those 2 are two more coming on 12k limited series.. trying to just sort out release times becuase they both feature me.. i think i've mentioned them both before.. one is called "live in melbourne" and has live recordings from Solo Andata, Seaworthy, and myself.. and the 2nd cd is a very interesting (some will find quite surprising!) 4-track cd by myself with Savvas Ysatis… many of you know my work with savvas over the years and this is our first collaboration in 10 years (!).
enjoy your evening…


June 03 2007
i've finally finished a website for my photography. it will be constantly (if a bit slowly) updated as time goes on and i keep shooting. most of these prints are for sale as well, if you're interested, email me.
you can find it here:


June 01 2007
the Jodi Cave cd is here! and will start shipping out on monday. I'm going to run a little sale as a summer treat.. and here it is:
1. Buy the Jodi Cave cd plus one additional cd and get another 12k or LINE cd for free!
2. the following CDs are eligible as free cds:
12k1023 – Doron Sadja
12k1024 – Kenneth Kirschner
12k1026 – Two Point Two
12k1027 – Motion
12k1030 – Shuttle358
12k1032 – Deupree/Kirschner
12k2033 – Bretschneider/Steinbruchel
12k1034 – Antti Rannisto
12k1036 – Sebastien Roux
12k1038 – Fourcolor
12k1039 – Blueprints
12k1040 – Seaworthy
12k1041 – Moskitoo
12k2005- Shuttle358
LINE003 – Miki Yui
LINE009 – Bernhard Gunter
LINE010 – Roel Meelkop
LINE011 – Clean
LINE014 – Skoltz Kolgen
LINE015- Miki Yui
LINE018 – Richard Chartier
LINE021 – Vend
LINE023 – Chessmachine
LINE026 – Alva Noto
LINE027 – Chartier/Deupree
LINE028 – Steinbruchel
LINE029 – Tomas Phillips
HAP001- Piana
HAP002- Gutevolk
2.5. repeat: the above cds are the only titles available for free
4. to get your free CD, please let us know which one you want in the COMMENTS field of your PayPal check out page! no comment = no free cd!
enjoy the summer, listen to great music!


May 30 2007
cameron from Seaworthy sent this along. an interview with him from last year (?) before the release of Map In Hand on 12k.
PDF can be downloaded here