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.
A FEW STOCK NOTIFICATIONS
January 12 2007
just a quick note on some cd stock news:
richard chartier "series" (LINE001) just sold out. no more copies of that left.
ghislain poirier "il n'y a pas de sud…" (12k1016) has only 7 copies left. that's the end of an era… the last 12k cd still available that was produced in slimline jewelcases before we moved over to digipack.
also, recently i received a return from a distributor that contains very few copies of some out of print material..! like "EADGBE" and mark fell's "ten types of elsewhere"… still trying to figure out how to sell these. they might go on ebay.
January 11 2007
first post in january… wow… been busy.. less posts here means more stuff in the 12k pipeline.
bought a new pair of studio monitors the other day: Adam A7.. really nice. a bit of a studio re-arranging is in order. been at it all day, rewiring everything. pictures to come soon!
2 new 12k cds in the works. Moskitoo "Drape"… info online soon… and the long-awaited, much-asked-for re-issue of one of 12k's classics.
i promise to write more soon!
HAPPY NEW YEAR
January 01 2007
i want to wish you all a happy, peaceful, productive, and creative 2007 and to sincerely thank you all for listening and supporting 12k and our artists for the past 10 years.
happy new year!
CHRISTMAS EVE: SONG OF THE DAY
December 24 2006
maybe a bit melancholy… but, wow, what a song:
SLOWDIVE "To Watch"