AUSTRALIAN WRAP-UP

April 19 2007
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last week in australia was fantastic. a bit short, of course, but definitely a positive experience. thank you to lawrence english, matt roesner, and simon hampson for organizing and promoting the shows. i'm happy (as is lawrence) to say that the brisbane concert sold out, but we also had the opportunity to allow 40+ more people through the doors so no one missed it. it was a fantastic room with great areas to relax and lay down. my kind of venue. the highlight in perth, besides the friendly people and great sound guys, was probably the sound system.. so nice in the university concert hall. i was only there overnight so i really saw nothing of the city.. shame. and in melbourne it was my great pleasure to finally meet cameron webb from Seaworthy and to hear, for the first time, australian artist Solo Andata. it looks like 12k may be releasing a limited CD with live performances from melbourne by myself, seaworthy, and solo andata… music that night was fantastic.
thank you to all of the listeners who came out and supported the shows, bought cds, and enjoyed the music. i only wish i had more time to explore the country although lawrence and i managed to spend some time in the forests listening to the sounds.
my cd on Room40, "Landing" came in from the manufacturer the day after i arrived so lawrence put me to work putting them together. we hope it's enjoyed … and i will have some shortly to sell in 12k's online shop.
looking forward to going back…
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GROOVES MAG INTERVIEW WITH TAYLOR DEUPREE

April 18 2007
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interview with me at Grooves Magazine's website here:
http://www.groovesmag.com/
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PJUSK "SART" NOW AVAILABLE

April 18 2007
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back from australia (report soon)…. the new 12k cd PJUSK "SART" is here.. looks great, sounds great… it's available in the online shop… and shipping now.
in a couple weeks, my new cd that just came out on Room40 in conjunction with my tour in Australia, will be available here as well. it's a 3-song EP called "Landing". you can read about it here:
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COLORFIELD REMIX

April 10 2007
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YES, THAT’S RIGHT, MYSPACE

April 05 2007
ok.. so it's done…. many people were wondering why 12k didn't have a MySpace presence, and i'll surely get into that below!, however, thanks to the efforts of our resident MySpace expert, richard chartier, who has kindly taken the time to put a 12k + LINE page up, we're here. and, thank you to everyone who has already become our "Friend"…..
the page will serve as another public billboard, a beacon in the sea of information saturation… another way for adventurous listeners to find out who 12k and LINE is. we are, after all, "just another MySpace label" now! whee!
everyone's doing it. the bandwagon has been joined. MySpace has become a necessary evil.
the MySpace page is, obviously, not designed to replace our web site or even this blog (which has become quite successful lately, thank you!). my fear of this sort of thing is that people will visit the MySpace page and not our website, which presents our labels the way we want them presented, and that's very important to us.
MySpace is like high school. it encourages cliques, it's ugly, full of marketing, it's chaotic, and worst of all, trendy. none of these things i associate with 12k, which is why i've been resisting as long as i can. i've received as many "i can't believe you're on MySpace" now emails as we have friend requests (ok, it's an exageration, but the point is made)…
(ok, rant over) phew. :) (that was fun, a much needed load off my chest… let's hope that it brings the kids our way. after all, it's a very quick way to hear sound samples from the latest releases and get an overview of what's happening on both labels at once. please be sure to visit our friends' pages, as there are a lot of great musicians in that group. And please don't take this post (too) seriously… i do mean what i say, i'm just not a MySpace type of person, but despite what how i feel, MySpace has proven itself to be a great source for discovery and exposure.
so… here we are. don't hate me for it.
oh, i almost forgot: www.myspace.com/12kline
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TAYLOR DEUPREE AUSTRALIA TOUR DETAILS

April 05 2007
Thursday, 12 April, 2007
Brisbane
Syncretism, Judith Wright Centre,
Taylor Deupree (12k, US)
Boca Raton (NL)
Qua (Headz, AU)
Lloyd Barrett + Joe Musgrove (ROOM40, AU)
Tickets: $10-$15. Doors open at 7.30pm.
Book tickets online HERE.
Friday, 13 April, 2007
Perth
WAAPA theatre space
Taylor Deupree (12k, US)
M.Rösner (Apestaartje/ROOM40, WA)
Stina (Meupe, WA)
Doors 8pm.
Tickets available from 78 Records (Perth) and Planet (Mt Lawley) – $15/$10 + booking fee.
For more details see http://meupe.net/aesoteric
Saturday, 14 April, 2007
Melbourne
Northcote Social Club
Taylor Deupree (12k, US)
Seaworthy (12k, AU)
Solo Andata
Doors 8.30pm.
Tickets: $15+bf on sale Mon 12 March ($20 at the door if still available).
co-presented by ROOM40 and RRR's SYMBIOSIS programme.
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MORE "NORTHERN" COMING IN

March 31 2007
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got a return request from a distributor the other day.. among the items being returned are 30 more copies of "Northern" which i'm more than happy to take back… so, expect to see that back in the shop soon.
inspired by my "overwhelmed:simplify" post.. i've sold 2 synthesizers in my studio for one…. i've said goodbye to my long-time favorite Nord Modular keyboard… and also my nord modular G2 engine.. and picked up a G2 keyboard… *so* much nicer to have the keyboard G2 over the Engine version.
in other news.. i'm expecting the new 12k cd by PJUSK soon. i'm also headed to australia next sunday for a few shows, so i probably won't start shipping Pjusk until i return.
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"NORTHERN" SOLD OUT (FOR NOW?)

March 22 2007
sold the last copy of my "northern" cd today. the entire pressing was unfortunately cut short due to an early printing error. if demand remains i will press up another batch and convert the artwork to the new digipack design. for now, however, the title is sold out and not available.
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OPEN INTERVIEW WITH TAYLOR DEUPREE

March 18 2007
someone recently suggested an interesting idea to me for the blog here, and that was to have an open interview using the COMMENTS feature. this allows any reader to ask questions, as well as follow-ups.
so, feel free to add a question in the comments sectino of this post and i'll get back with an answer. it can be music related, life related, food related, anything related. if there's ever anything you wanted to know that you haven't read elsewhere, now's the chance…
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OVERWHELMED: SIMPLIFY

March 17 2007
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sitting in bed this morning doing some stuff in Reaktor… and realizing that this program, more than others, simply has too many choices. i find myself never using it for this reason. it's impossible to focus, there's too much eye candy and its a perfect example of a tool getting in the way of productivity.
i've downloaded a LOT of ensembles from the reaktor library and am going to go into my folders today and delete 95% of it, maybe then i'll focus on what i've created and the ensembles i find most inspiring… or else i fear i'll never use the program again.
i'm curious if anyone else has similar feelings with reaktor, or another program, or audio software in general… feel free to chime in.
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