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Tess Said So :: I Did That Tomorrow

Tess Said SoI Did That Tomorrow” // Preserved Sound // Released 24 September 2014.

I Did That Tomorrow is a collection of pieces about initiation and reaction, travel and stillness, simplicity and mutation. The sound world of piano, percussion, and electronics shifts through organic, improvisatory, imperfect patterns, playing with the idea of movement in light, space, and liquid. Although most easily described as contemporary classical, their music is infused with pop, jazz, technology, and electronica.”

Tess Said So is the creative partnership of Australian musicians Rasa Daukus and Will Larsen. More like a band than a traditional classical ensemble, they are influenced by a shared interest in new music and blurring the lines that define musical genre.

All music composed and played by Tess Said So.
Rasa Daukus – piano | Will Larsen – percussion.

SELA. :: l

SELA.l” // Self-released // Released 19 September 2014.

“Taking our hand with a gentle grip, SELA. takes us through beautiful fresh-water channels and shows us exterior worlds. Placing an inviting hand on our shoulder, SELA. provides warmth as we take in the power of simplicity.”Nick Ahmadi.

axion117 :: moderate distance

axion117moderate distance” // Self-released // Released 19 September 2014.

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Ichiro_ :: Hollow EP

Ichiro_Hollow EP” // Self-released // Released 16 September 2014.

Sun Stood Still :: Original Soundtrack

➲ Various Artists “Sun Stood Still” // Label: Babes In The Wood // Rel. 18 September 2014.

“In June, the Sun completes its journey to the highest point in the sky. It’s believed that if the sun continued it’s journey, it would rise up out of the atmosphere and die. Warrenites must prevent this. They climb to the highest point and light bonfires, dance, sing and celebrate. The flames reach up so high that they kiss the sun. The Sun sees the bonfires and people dancing and is happy. It then begins it’s decent back down to Earth so that winter can begin it’s approach.”

Concept & Story by Babes In The Wood • Mastering by Craig Owen.
Art Direction by Feyri • Original Artwork by Lewis Cooper.

Soundtrack by Pssngr, Mother Nature’s Orchestra, Hibou Blaster, Kwai & Thompost.

5oFoF :: Five Years of Friends of Friends

➲ 5oFoF “Five Years of Friends of Friends” // Friends of Friends // Release 04 November 2014.

“For five years, Friends of Friends has been at the forefront of Los Angeles’ independent music culture, propagating a rich catalogue of innovative releases from across the electronic music spectrum. This year, FoF is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a massive compilation featuring classic songs from the likes of Shlohmo, Salva, LOL Boys and Tomas Barfod alongside B-sides, rarities, remixes and brand new tracks from the extended Friends of Friends family.

Disparate sounds from Rome Fortune, Shigeto and Nicolas Jaar find a home on 5oFoF: Five Years of Friends of Friends, drawing together the label’s eclectic past with its exciting, genre-melding future.”

Alphabets Heaven :: Everything Stays The Same

Alphabets HeavenEverything Stays The Same” // Label: King Deluxe // Rel. 15 Sept. 2014.

“With his third release for King Deluxe, Jonny Wildey keeps refining elements of his sound while at the same exploring new avenues. No longer limited to just his bedroom production, this EP was heavily inspired by travelling to new lands, including a tour of N.America last summer in which he impressed upon this hemisphere his mastery of the drum machine.

This is the first Alphabets Heaven release available as vinyl, thanks to Black Market Records who have pressed the 12″, which you can pick up here.”

Artwork by Angelika Arendt • Mastered by Shawn Hatfield //

The music video for “Pride & Joy” was directed and animated by Thomas Knowler.

Green Assassin Dollar :: 4Dope​.​Woods​.​EP

Green Assassin Dollar4Dope​.​Woods​.​EP” // Self-released // Released 26 August 2014.


Jemapur :: Continuum

JemapurContinuum” // Label: Trembl // Released 02 September 2014 // Photo: Boucane.

“We’ve been longtime fans of Toshiaki Ooi’s work and have been following him since his days in the netlabel scene era. Since then he’s created an awesome collection of works, including one for Hyde out recordings ( home of late legend Nujabes ). Here, his first footsepts in the Trembl project is by way of this absolutely chilled, controlled and minimal piece of ambient-hop.”

// via Dreamt about Dreaming //

Insight Music :: The Past Three Years

➲ V.A. “The Past Three Years” // Insight Music // Rel. 25 Aug. 2014 // Art: Alice Rose Radford.

“These past three years have truly been amazing. It has been a privilege working with so many talented and undiscovered musicians from across the globe, helping promote their music to our fans and watching their reputation grow. This compilation album showcases the work of a select few, whose music was released through Insight in the past three years of being active, music that we feel should never be forgotten.

A big thank you to all the artists involved in almost 40 EP/Album releases since August 2011 and all of our fans and music promoters that have supported and shared our music. You guys make Insight.”