Talk about Fall, new work is dropping quickly and October seems to be warming more than most Autumnal seasons of late, and it shows in a bevy of new releases – several highlighted here. The nineteen new records here are all releasing this week. Alex McKechnie‘s Degrees of Latitude manages to use computer code (C++), […]

M. Grig | Mount Carmel 12K (CD/DL) American multi-instrumentalist (specializing in steel guitar) Michael Grigoni aka M. Grig has just released his fourth full-length, and first for 12K, Mount Carmel. From the amorphous opening of Call he brings a laidback, almost a hybrid of ambient bluegrass, in sensibility, to the listener. By combining gentle wafting […]

Corey Fuller | Break12K (LP/CD/DL) Corey Fuller has been a mainstay on the 12k label for a number of years, as one half of Illuha.  Those albums explored a loose, free-flowing ambience and the duo’s live performances that I’ve seen owed a lot to improvisation.  On this solo album, Fuller has created a meticulously crafted […]

In their first collaboration as a duo Portlander Marcus Fischer & Cambridge UK’s Simon Scott (Slowdive), both releasing separately on 12K, come together to Shape Memory. Out on June 1st in a CD edition of 500 as well as digitally via Bandcamp the two compose three tracks from tapes, cymbals, guitar and various electronics with […]

For over a dozen years now, Taylor Deupree‘s 12k label has been releasing quality abstract and minimal-electronics that “shift between the musical realms of gentle, pastoral ambience, dissonant noise collage and micro-techno”. Here’s a new sampler (only $4.99), for the uninitiated. This one is curated by artist and labelmaster Deupree, featuring an exclusive track put […]

TAYLOR DEUPREE Shoals 12K As part of an arts residency of the University of York’s New Aesthetics in Computer Music, Deupree recorded Shoals in the Fall of 2009. The title track curiously emerges up as its moniker refers, a shoal being a “sand bar in the bed of a body of water, especially one that […]