Will Samson & Gareth Dickson EU Tour

Will Samson and Gareth Dickson are hitting the road in October for a host of European dates. Do not miss these wonderful artists if they come near you!

October 10:
London, UK
@ Birthdays

October 13:
Gent, BE
TBA

October 15:
Münster, DE
Reset Festival

October 16:
Berlin, DE
Acud

October 18:
Munich, DE
Unter Deck

October 20:
Düsseldorf, DE
Kassette

October 22:
Eskilstuna, SE
Memento Festival

A New 12k Website

Welcome to the new 12k website!

The site has been designed by Yann Novak at http://www.yannnovak.com and, as you will see, features a completely new, responsive design and much (much) better performance than the previous site.

Please bear with us over the next day or so as any bugs are ironed out and the DNS propagates. We’re still in the process of transfering over the 2,000 + reviews from the review archive from the old site to this new one.

We’re incredibly happy with the new site and thankful to Yann for his extraordinary work and support through the process.

Will Samson ‘Lua’ Available Now

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Two weeks after relocating to Portugal from the UK in May 2016, a sudden and traumatic injury to his mouth and teeth provided Will Samson the excuse to put singing aside and focus on creating an almost entirely instrumental body of work.

As Samson describes the recording: “The whole process was about being open and allowing the music to flow out naturally, without letting my analytical mind become involved. To just press record on my tape machines and see what happens. This experiment allowed me to produce some honest documents of how I was really feeling at the time with all that was going on in my life. “Père” was recorded the day after returning home from hospital, with my friend Beatrijs De Klerck adding her violin parts a week or so later. I was still in a slightly dazed, sense of shock and recording this piece helped to settle me back down, after the surreal 48 hours in a Portuguese hospital bed.”

In contrast to his recent album, Ground Luminosity (which was meticulously crafted over a period of two years), Lua showcases Samson’s ability to improvise and create spontaneously, with equally engaging results, using his beloved tape machines (from a microcassette recorder to 1/4” reel-to-reel) to produce organic and textural soundscapes that are soaked with deep mood and emotion.

Lua features Benoit Pioulard (Kranky, Ghostly International) on “You Are An Ocean” and a cover by visual artist Gregory Euclide (known for his artwork for Bon Iver) that beautifully renders the sound of the album.

 

Solo Andata ‘In The Lens’ Available Now

The new album from Solo Andata, In The Lens, is now available now. It’s an incredibly beautiful, sultry, hazy work, very much in-line with their debut Fyris Swan.

You can order the album here:

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and listen on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/12k/sets/solo-andata-in-the-lens