We’ve taken a pause from our schedule of CD albums due to our local post office closing, following the outbreak of Covid19. We launched a digital series called Home Diaries, in which we’ll release EPs and albums by an international line-up of artists, with the music created during lockdown and social distancing conditions.
The series reflects a range of sounds, styles and ideas, as each artist portrays their own reflections uniquely. Each release is digital only for now, as we hope to raise what we can to help keep our label ticking over at this time. The releases feature a recurring polaroid image of a small lonely house, with a coloured filter chosen by the artist for each respective release.
Next sees the return of Jazzdefector who contributed the album ‘Solo‘ back in 2016 and also, last year’s collaboration ‘Green Echo‘ with Slow Clinic. Sebastian Buccheri, the man behind this project has amassed a huge discography of Ambient guitar performances as he feeds his improvised guitar compositions through various pedals. A Quiet World was created after his first realisation that he was destined to remain indoors, when his trip to China was cancelled. The work is mostly melancholic ambient guitar but occasionally, the drones transcend into a burst of energy.
We have an exciting line-up to follow and each release will include bonus PDF liner notes, which has an interview with the artist on how they made the album, what their situation is like, what they have planned, their influences and what equipment/techniques they used. There are also additional photos provided by the artist as part of the PDF too. Click on the link below to check it out:
“Home Diaries is an invitation to artists and musicians to create an album or EP to document their personal experience during the lockdown or social distancing conditions that are upon us, due to the coronavirus outbreak. The series reflects a range of sounds, styles and ideas, as each artist portrays their own reflections uniquely. Each release is digital only for now, as we hope to raise what we can to help keep our label ticking over at this time. The releases feature a recurring polaroid image of a small lonely house, with a coloured filter chosen by the artist for each respective release. We interview each artist and this is included as a bonus PDF with the download. You can also check out the Home Diaries series on Spotify if you prefer, which will be available to stream in due course.
In this edition, Jazzdefector returns with an album called A Quiet World. It follows a collaboration with Slow Clinic for 2019’s Green Echo and 2016’s Solo, which we released as part of our catalog. The artist is UK based Sebastian Buccheri, who was actually due to go to China at the beginning of April for a cultural tour, in which he was looking to deepen his knowledge of Tai Chi. Unfortunately due to world events and the impact on travel, he was forced to stay indoors and has used the time to work on his music.
A Quiet World was produced using a 7 string Ibanez guitar and several pedals, with added field recordings from around the house. The album is presented as a diary, with tracks arranged as days, counting from 1 to 10. It is a reflection of the quiet world around us, as lockdown conditions dampen acoustics across the globe. During the recording process, Sebastian got a terrible cold and his fears of whether he had contracted the virus were reflected into his music, as these calm guitar moods are contrasted by some more intense swells of transcending drones.”
Written and produced by Sebastian Buccheri
Mastered by James Edward Armstrong
Artwork by Harry Towell