February 13 2007
a cold tuesday here in new york.. preparing for a big storm of snow and ice tonight (camera is ready)… i have updated some of the press pages today with the latest reviews for Sebastien Roux, Fourcolor, Seaworthy, and Blueprints.
also, a few people have pointed out a bit of comedy on Discogs.com, a popular cd/vinyl buy/sell service… there is a copy of the first 12k cd, Human Mesh Dance "thesecretnumbertwelve" available for the low low price of $450. i can't help but to laugh (and i suppose be partially flattered)…
on another note, orders are starting to go out for the latest releases and all orders taken over the weekend should be out by tomorrow.
that's all for now….
12K CATALOG AVAILABLE DIGITALLY AT BOOMKAT
February 13 2007
12k is happy to announce another source for our out-of-print releases:
Boomkat (one of 12k's leading european distributors) is offering a select few labels' catalogs available for sale via digital download. all songs and albums are encoded as 320kbps MP3 files with no copy protection.
all prices are in UK Pounds and average at £6.99 per album
you can see what Boomkat has to offer here:
MOSKITOO REMIXES CD SINGLE GIVEAWAY: ENDED
February 11 2007
the first 30 copies of MOSKITOO's "DRAPE" have sold and thus the 30 free CD-singles have been given away.
thank you for everyone for your enthusiastic response….
the single will go on sale on the website shortly..
MOSKITOO REMIXES CD SINGLE GIVEAWAY
February 09 2007
MOSKITOO REMIXES cd single will be given away for free to the first 30 customers who purchase MOSKITOO'S "Drape" CD (12k1041)
MOSKITOO REMIXES (12k2006)
01. wham & whammy (frank bretschneider remix)
02. skie (taylor deupree remix)
03. wham & whammy (mark fell remix)
04. wham & whammy (album version)
the remix cd will be available at the end of February, all orders for "DRAPE" placed before then will ship prior to the single, which will ship separately when it's made available.
the remix cd will also be available for sale in the online shop for those who do not wish to purchase "DRAPE" or purchase "DRAPE" after the free offer is over.
this offer extends backwards to those who purchased "DRAPE" this morning before this announcement was made.
we will only be giving away 30 free copies of the Moskitoo single. no acceptions, first come first serve.
February 09 2007
going to try to upload related images with each post here (see Tunng post below)… just to make things a little more interesting….
February 09 2007
came across this release on the iTunes store last night… really fantastic, highly recommended:
Tunng "Comments of the Inner Chorus"
sort of like The Books go a little more folk…. basically, a folk-y band not afraid of new technology….
February 01 2007
tomorrow (thursday) i'm off to berlin to meet up with richard (chartier) for our performance of "specification.fifteen" at the transmediale festival. it should be a fantastic festival and will be really nice to be back in berlin.
frank bretschneider is also playing at the festival.
you can get festival info here
within a week or two the new 12k releases will be ready to ship… MOSKITOO "DRAPE" and the re-pressing of SHUTTLE358 "FRAME"….
this spring expect 2 amazing cds from PJUSK and JODI CAVE… Pjusk is up first, the album is done, and it's quite striking.. .. Jodi's is almost done…..can't wait to hear the final.
A SMALL NUMBER OF OUT-OF-PRINT CDS AVAILABLE IN THE ONLINE SHOP
January 25 2007
due to a recent return from an overseas distributor we have come into possession of a small number of rare and out-of-print 12k and LINE titles.
word has gotten out about these and some have sold already before we updated our online shop. in order to put an end to bidding wars, or to avoid putting them on ebay, we are offering all of the titles at $25 each.
here is what's available:
12k1002 DRUM KOMPUTER "ALPHABET FLASHER" – 2 copies
12K1009 TETSU INOUE + TAYLOR DEUPREE "ACTIVE/FREEZE" – 1 copy
12K1013 TAYLOR DEUPREE "OCCUR" – 2 copies
12K1018 O/R "VARIED" – 3 copies
12K1019 MOTION "DUST" – 3 copies
12K1025 VARIOUS ARTISTS "E.A.D.G.B.E" – 1 copy
LINE012 STEINBRÜCHEL "CIRCA" – 1 copy
LINE019 MARK FELL "TEN TYPES OF ELSEWHERE" – 1 copy
all titles are now available in the only shop and are being sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. because it is possible for multiple copies to be purchased before we have a chance to remove them from the shop there is a chance that even after you purchase something it will no longer be available. if this is the case, we will inform you via email and refund your amount.
also, it should be noted, all cds are original pressings and are unopened and shrinkwrapped from the manufacturer.
if you have any questions, do not hesitate to email.
January 23 2007
i HIGHLY recommend every reader to check out WNYC's Radio Lab. it's a radio show on NPR and also Podcasted. it has to be one of the most interesting listens i've ever experienced.
Radio Lab® is an investigation. Each episode is a patchwork of people, sounds, stories and experiences centered around One Big Idea. On RadioLab, science bumps into culture… information sounds like music.
Radio Lab is designed for listeners who demand skepticism but appreciate wonder, who are curious about the world but who also want to be moved and surprised.
you can get info here:
the Podcast is available via iTunes (free, of course), just search for WNYC, or RadioLab, and you should find it.
incredibly fascinating stuff, totally captivating.
January 14 2007
everything's in now… here are some pics. now to get writing the 20(ish) minute cd for my upcoming australian tour. cd is tentatively titled "photography" and will be out on Room 40 around april.