Various Artists

Between Two Points

12k1012
Between Two Points is the first release between 12k and LINE showcasing the audio aesthetics of each label on two separate discs. All of the tracks on Between Two Points are previously unreleased and represent the current and future rosters of the labels, encompassing an international selection of accomplished artists from the world of minimalist digital sound art.

disc one: the sound of 12k
Founded in 1997 by Taylor Deupree, 12k has continued to fuse music, design, technology and minimalism with releases of numerous critically acclaimed cds. Notable cds like the label defining .aiff compilation which helped usher in the new genre of microsound, or the debut and follow-up cds by Shuttle358, a newcomer who quickly became one of the most respected artists in the field. There have also been releases by artists such as Tetsu Inoue, Frank Bretschneider and of course, Deupree himself. 12k's aesthetic has always remained focused on ultrasynthetic sound - compositions of clicks, pops and granular textures - forming rhythmic textures and faint hues of melody. Minimal techno at its most micro.

disc two. the sound of LINE

September 2000 marked the beginning of LINE, founded by Richard Chartier and Taylor Deupree as a sublabel of 12k focusing new, digital, conceptual, ultra-minimalist sound and the relationship between sound, silence and the art of listening. the artists featured on this disc explore the elements of audibility, the physical nature of timbres, the space between sounds. From the frequencies of *0, the organic textures of Steve Roden and Miki Yui, the pure subtle digitalism of Immedia, Duul-Drv, and Richard Chartier, the sparse sound events of Roel Meelkop, to Bernhard Günter's "urban autumn raga", the focus of the listener unfolds layers within the understated intricacies of the works.

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  • AMBIENTRANCE (US)

    "Between Two Points represents the talents of this subgenre's finest sound-sculptors"
  • BLOW UP (IT)

    "You find here the general staff of microwave nomenclature in its full glory."
  • ELECTRONIC MUSIC REVIEWS (.COM)

    "You start to focus on hearing - something? Nothing? It's not clear. But no, the sound is there; it's just so faint it magnifies the silence itself, forcing you to hear that silence differently (in the very best John Cage tradition)."

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    • CAT.NO:12k1012
    • RELEASE:March 06 2001
    • FORMAT:CD
    • EDITION:1000
    • 01
      Sogar: L1
    • 02
      Noto: Neue Stadt Skizze 1
    • 03
      Taylor Deupree: Bare (Bare)
    • 04
      Mikael Stavöstrand: +
    • 05
      Mark Fell: Afftersnd_Birth (In 4 Parts)
    • 06
      Komet: Lag
    • 07
      Dan Abrams: Grammar
    • 08
      Kim Cascone: Dust Theories (Sferic 1 Mix)
    • 09
      0/r: Untitled
    • 10
      Goem: Comp Ten
    • 11
      Vend: 1.2.3
    • 12
      Roel Meelkop: Liner
    • 13
      Richard Chartier: 010101
    • 14
      Miki Yui: Vibra
    • 15
      Bernhard Günter: Kernel Panic
    • 16
      Immedia: -
    • 17
      Steve Roden: Mobile Stabile
    • 18
      Duul_Drv: HK(486) For SP McGreevy
    • 19
      *0: 2.001k