September 01 2006
the last few weeks have been both busy and slow. on vacation now, and it's been so long since the last post i had to write something. summer is coming to an end. next week should see the availability of the new 12k and LINE cds: FOURCOLOR and STEINBRÜCHEL, respectively. more news and more action then. for now, back to star-gazing in northern california.
August 10 2006
today's airline bomb scare makes me happy i live outside of the city. these things are always a bit more intense when you're in the middle of new york city.
there's a calmness here in the country, the cicadas making their deafening din in the trees don't really care who blows up who. i feel sorry for richard chartier, who today has to fly to LA for an installation and gig, right smack in the middle of this chaos. it's stressful and it really makes the joy of art turn into fear. for those of you in the San Jose area, go out and support the Bleeding Edge festival and all of the artists who had to travel in the middle of this insanity. it's this weekend at the Montalvo Arts Center.
i wanted to thank Cameron Webb and Seaworthy for the incredible album that i'm having the joy of mastering this morning for their upcoming 12k release. we're adding a couple of extra tracks to "maps in hand" and their music is absolute bliss on a day like today.
August 09 2006
just a quick post to say we're back. the site is back up, email is back up… and orders will be shipping tomorrow and thursday.
so sorry for the downtime.
DAY 2 WITHOUT WEBSITE AND EMAIL
August 08 2006
2 days have gone by with 12k being down. i've gotten no response from my ISP in 18 hours. it's quite a ridiculous situation now and i'm really pissed off.
apologies to those who are trying to contact us or order cds.
12K WEBSITE HACKED AGAIN
August 06 2006
the 12k website was brought down again this weekend by hackers and the entire site and account was suspended. this is really getting annoying.. and i'm quite pissed off.
i apologize to everyone who has been unable to get into our site or use the online shop.
i'm trying to fix this problem as quickly as i can….
August 03 2006
in october we'll be releasing 2 12k cds.. one is a full-length from australian guitar-duo SEAWORTHY (more details on that soon), the other is a compilation called BLUEPRINTS.
Blueprints features 6 artists who have not previously released material on 12k (except for jodi cave's term. mp3 download). the basic concept for the compilation was to gather artists only from demo submissions and from those who have never been on a 12k cd. the idea initially was to find new artists who haven't really released anything anywhere, but as it turns out, some of these artists have (eg: Christmas Decorations on Kranky, Leo Abrahams on Bip Hop). regardless, the main concept still stuck and the result is a really nice, varied compilation release introducing some new faces on 12k. the following artists have 2 tracks each on the compilation and it will be out in october:
london-based guitarist who has collaborated with artists such as brian eno, paul simon and ed harcourt.
a trio from australia using mostly acoustic instruments and recording to 4-track cassette. warm, nearly indie-sounding mellow pop.
duo from brooklyn. noisey, melodic, organic, distorted…
from norway. deep, sometimes dark, spacious sounds.
from the UK, autistici is a true microsound artist with precise and delicate tones.
also from the UK, warm and fractured melodic scapes.
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BLUEPRINTS (12k1039) will be released simultaneously with Seaworthy's "map in hand" (12k1040) full-length. both will be available in october.
12K WEBSITE HACKED
August 01 2006
found out today from a few people that someone had broken into the 12k web site and created a fake page with some sort of bogus IRS scam on it. kind of scarey… as once i found the directory on our web server i couldn't even delete it. they had locked me out of my own server. fortunately, a call to the ISP was all it took to get the files deleted and passwords changed.
apologies to anyone who may have been affected, or seen it, i hope it was an isolated incident.
SONG OF THE DAY
July 28 2006
clock dva: sound mirror
(details of the new 12k compilation, titled, BLUEPRINTS, coming soon)
KENNETH KIRSCHNER INTERVIEW
July 27 2006
the website Loop.CL published an interview with Kenneth Kirschner last month and i'm finally getting around to posting it in 12k's Press archive. it's there now, and you can also see it in its original form at the loop.cl website here:
SONG OF THE DAY
July 27 2006
Rafael Toral "Optical Flow" from Violence of Discovery and Calm of Acceptance (Touch: 48)