Coming soon…Old Amica – Taiga

Last week we shared a teaser video of our next release which will be by Stockholm/Umeå, Sweden artists Old Amica in what will be their 6th album and their 2nd instrumental. Taiga began as music to score a film but once that process had passed, this duo set about working their material along with new recordings into an album, centered around childhood memories. This one’s a thoroughly well detailed, well paced album which straddles Electro Acoustic, Post Rock, Ambient and Modern Classical. This will be available in 2019’s signature gatefold-LP style CD, in a run of 100 copies with packaging design arranged by the artists themselves. We’ll release this officially on or around the 29th of June 2019. Those who follow artists such as Helios, Library Tapes or Benoit Pioulard should enjoy this!

Whitelabrecs low-run releases will be made available suddenly without official release dates, meaning they’re likely to sell out fast. The best way to keep informed is to join our mailing list which can be located through our website menu or you can click HERE

press release
“‘Taiga’ is the sixth release by Swedish duo Old Amica and their second wordless album. It began as music to accompany moving images in a short film they scored, but ended up as a collection of small fragments of childhood memories. The music for the short movie later got nominated as Best Music Score at The Annual Copenhagen Film Festival. Taiga is the endless highways, it’s the pulsating colours that blanket the starry sky, the disconnection, the icicle prisms, the midnight sun, the polar nights, and the background hiss. It was inspired by the words of Karin Boye, the voice of Carl Sagan, and the sounds of Popol Vuh.

The short film, which is called Place. Poetry. Periphery was the starting point with the first pieces of music having been written some 650km apart. Filmmaker Jonas Börjesson from Halmstad followed the process of six poets and their interpretations on the theme of place, poetry and periphery and he enlisted Old Amica’s Johan from Stockholm and Linus from Umeå to create the music. After having finished the score, these musicians continued recording and adding sounds together in a basement in Stockholm.

Taiga is now a work of art in its own right, whilst it still leans back towards its roots in the moving imagery which inspired it. This album ended up as a collection of small postcards of childhood memories, which is also depicted visually through the music video for Sävast and two teaser videos.”

credits
Written, recorded and mixed by Old Amica
Mastered by Gustaf Boström
Petter Lindhagen plays Harmonium on Till Juni
They borrowed Andrea Lundgren’s voice for Lagan
Artwork and design by J.M Almqvist

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Out Now! Sven Laux – ODD

Our next highly limited edition gatefold vinyl-effect CD sees Berlin, Germany based artist Sven Laux return, who released the now out of print Schachmatt with us in 2018. ODD is an emotional and personal album for Sven, following the birth of his daughter and a move to a new house with a new studio. It’s the first album he created in his new environment and it is a beautiful Modern Classical album, featuring the monochrome photography of Peter Nejedly. As usual for 2019, this will be available in 2019’s signature gatefold-LP style CD, in a run of 100 copies. Based on how quickly Schachmatt sold out, it’s recommended to grab a copy quick as these won’t hang around! We’ll release this officially on or around the 8th of June 2019. Those who follow artists such as Max Richter, Ben Frost or Glåsbird should enjoy this!

ODD is available now after having been released to subscribers of our mailing list last weekend, who had the first opportunity to grab a copy. These have been going well but we still have a few left and you can buy one of these or grab a digital copy by clicking the link or image above. To avoid missing out on future releases, you can join our mailing list HERE

http://whitelabrecs.bandcamp.com/album/odd

press release
“We’re pleased to welcome back Berlin based artist Sven Laux, responsible for the now out of print Schachmatt which we released in 2018. Sven has been no stranger to the Ambient and Modern Classical scenes since then, with a release on Archives, a collaboration with Daniela Orvin as well as working on his new label Seasides On Postcards.

ODD is the first album Sven has created in his new studio, after moving into a new place following the birth of his daughter. Whilst working on the album, he always had in mind that there are calm parts in life followed by faster parts. He depicts the peaks and troughs of our existence through soft swathes of orchestral ambience interspersed by moments of rhythmic strings and electronic pulses.
Sven draws inspiration from the film soundtrack greats and constantly strives to build a bridge between classical music and Ambient; in ODD he created an entirely digital album but worked hard to program the right timbres to achieve a realistic orchestral sound.

There is a settled feeling to ODD thanks to long passages of repetitive strings and this forms the backdrop of the album as a broadly melancholic listen, laced with emotion from Sven’s own experiences. These are intended to draw the listener into the stories and absorb them. An overwhelming new dawn of possibilities becomes the theme for Sven with his new home, studio and indeed the new life of his baby daughter beginning this chapter.
What does ODD stand for? One Dramatic Day? Opening Doors? Is it a phrase in German? Does it mean anything? It will remain undefined. For us, these seven untitled pieces serve as a cinematic milieu, with the monochrome packaging presented as close-up film reels covered in dust.

credits
Written and produced by Sven Laux
Mastered by Tobias Lorsbach
Artwork by Peter Nejedly
Packaging design by Harry Towell

Introducing: Old Amica – Taiga

Soon we’ll welcome a new artist to Whitelabrecs, in the form of Old Amica.

This duo from Sweden have created a short trailer video which features an excerpt of a track from their album ‘Taiga‘ which will be out on or around the 29th of June. The music is a mix of dusty Modern Classical music, a healthy helping of Post Rock and plenty of blurry, nostalgic Ambient tones.

This clip is a section of the short film ‘Plats. Poesi. Periferi.‘ made by Jonas Börjesson and produced by Art Inside Out for Region Halland.

The packaging is on order and set to drop next week and the artists have promised more videos, including a complete music video to one of the tracks. We’ve never been so organised ahead of a Whitelabrecs release!

To avoid missing out, you can join the mailing list here:
We won’t spam you it’s a promise (we don’t even have the time to create oodles of spam!). You’ll just get an email a week before an album is announced to the big wide world.

Coming soon…Sven Laux – ODD

Our next highly limited edition gatefold vinyl-effect CD sees Berlin, Germany based artist Sven Laux return, who released the now out of print Schachmatt with us in 2018. ODD is an emotional and personal album for Sven, following the birth of his daughter and a move to a new house with a new studio. It’s the first album he created in his new environment and it is a beautiful Modern Classical album, featuring the monochrome photography of Peter Nejedly. As usual for 2019, this will be available in 2019’s signature gatefold-LP style CD, in a run of 100 copies. Based on how quickly Schachmatt sold out, it’s recommended to grab a copy quick as these won’t hang around! We’ll release this officially on or around the 8th of June 2019. Those who follow artists such as Max Richter, Ben Frost or Glåsbird should enjoy this!

Whitelabrecs low-run releases will be made available suddenly without official release dates, meaning they’re likely to sell out fast. The best way to keep informed is to join our mailing list which can be located through our website menu or you can click HERE

press release
“We’re pleased to welcome back Berlin based artist Sven Laux, responsible for the now out of print Schachmatt which we released in 2018. Sven has been no stranger to the Ambient and Modern Classical scenes since then, with a release on Archives, a collaboration with Daniela Orvin as well as working on his new label Seasides On Postcards.

ODD is the first album Sven has created in his new studio, after moving into a new place following the birth of his daughter. Whilst working on the album, he always had in mind that there are calm parts in life followed by faster parts. He depicts the peaks and troughs of our existence through soft swathes of orchestral ambience interspersed by moments of rhythmic strings and electronic pulses.
Sven draws inspiration from the film soundtrack greats and constantly strives to build a bridge between classical music and Ambient; in ODD he created an entirely digital album but worked hard to program the right timbres to achieve a realistic orchestral sound.

There is a settled feeling to ODD thanks to long passages of repetitive strings and this forms the backdrop of the album as a broadly melancholic listen, laced with emotion from Sven’s own experiences. These are intended to draw the listener into the stories and absorb them. An overwhelming new dawn of possibilities becomes the theme for Sven with his new home, studio and indeed the new life of his baby daughter beginning this chapter.
What does ODD stand for? One Dramatic Day? Opening Doors? Is it a phrase in German? Does it mean anything? It will remain undefined. For us, these seven untitled pieces serve as a cinematic milieu, with the monochrome packaging presented as close-up film reels covered in dust.

credits
Written and produced by Sven Laux
Mastered by Tobias Lorsbach
Artwork by Peter Nejedly
Packaging design by Harry Towell

This is for K

Out Now! Samsuo – The Other Gold Side

We’ve another release lined up, and we head back across the pond to the UK as we welcome a label debut for Cambridge based artist Samsuo. This one sees us present some of the purest, most restful drones you’re likely to find on our label in the form of The Other Gold Side which features photography by our regular collaborator Peter Nejedly. This will be available in 2019’s signature gatefold-LP style CD, in a run of 100 copies. We’ll release this on or around the 25th of May 2019. Those who follow artists such as Field RotationStars of the Lid or Chihei Hatakeyama should enjoy this!

The Other Gold Side is available now after having been released to subscribers of our mailing list last weekend, who had the first opportunity to grab a copy. These have been going well but we still have a few left and you can buy one of these or grab a digital copy by clicking the link or image above. To avoid missing out on future releases, you can join our mailing list HERE

http://whitelabrecs.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-gold-side

press release
“Samsuo is an artist based in Cambridge, UK with a previous release on the Recycled Plastics label and also records as S L Visitor and Demi Odessa. His work as Samsuo began in 2017 and The Other Gold Side is the debut album release on a label outside of his Bandcamp page.
With a background in DJing including work for Ministry of Sound, Samsuo’s Ambient work here draws in looping techniques to create revolving drones, perhaps in a style that meets the minds of Jan Jelinek and Stars of the Lid along with the tranquillity of Chihei Hatakeyama.

The Other Gold Side is as murky as it is fragile, both resting and haunting at the same time. A substantial amount of the music was built around guitar and synth improvisations, looped and with additional overdubs. Sessions could take from between 5 and 20 minutes and it was discovered that within the mistakes, some of the more interesting sounds could be achieved with time stretching and additional processing techniques.

The album was produced after a hectic summer, during a particularly quiet Autumn, when all of the business seemed to feel as it were fading out. Samsuo was drawn to drone and looped sounds to fill in the spaces of silence and he’d spend a lot of time watching the trees and changes in nature during this colourful season. The album he was producing would start out large and drawn out before branching off like a tree, with the tiniest sonic details forming into countless minutiae. The Other Gold Side is a record which explores repetition and the potential complexity of replication is depicted in the quarters of ceramic dish in which photographer Peter Nejedly has supplied for the cover artwork. For the CD packaging, this cover image is flipped as if the dish is turning back into itself, just like the folds of warm, lush drones which represent the turning of seasons, the endless passing of time and things being broken down and reforming anew.”

credits
Written and produced by Samsuo
Mastered by Tim Diagram
Artwork by Peter Nejedly
Packaging design by Harry Towell

Coming soon…Samsuo – The Other Gold Side

We’ve another release lined up, and we head back across the pond to the UK as we welcome a label debut for Cambridge based artist Samsuo. This one sees us present some of the purest, most restful drones you’re likely to find on our label in the form of The Other Gold Side which features photography by our regular collaborator Peter Nejedly. This will be available in 2019’s signature gatefold-LP style CD, in a run of 100 copies. We’ll release this on or around the 25th of May 2019. Those who follow artists such as Field RotationStars of the Lid or Chihei Hatakeyama should enjoy this!

Whitelabrecs low-run releases will be made available suddenly without official release dates, meaning they’re likely to sell out fast. The best way to keep informed is to join our mailing list which can be located through our website menu or you can click HERE

press release
“Samsuo is an artist based in Cambridge, UK with a previous release on the Recycled Plastics label and also records as S L Visitor and Demi Odessa. His work as Samsuo began in 2017 and The Other Gold Side is the debut album release on a label outside of his Bandcamp page.
With a background in DJing including work for Ministry of Sound, Samsuo’s Ambient work here draws in looping techniques to create revolving drones, perhaps in a style that meets the minds of Jan Jelinek and Stars of the Lid along with the tranquillity of Chihei Hatakeyama.

The Other Gold Side is as murky as it is fragile, both resting and haunting at the same time. A substantial amount of the music was built around guitar and synth improvisations, looped and with additional overdubs. Sessions could take from between 5 and 20 minutes and it was discovered that within the mistakes, some of the more interesting sounds could be achieved with time stretching and additional processing techniques.

The album was produced after a hectic summer, during a particularly quiet Autumn, when all of the business seemed to feel as it were fading out. Samsuo was drawn to drone and looped sounds to fill in the spaces of silence and he’d spend a lot of time watching the trees and changes in nature during this colourful season. The album he was producing would start out large and drawn out before branching off like a tree, with the tiniest sonic details forming into countless minutiae. The Other Gold Side is a record which explores repetition and the potential complexity of replication is depicted in the quarters of ceramic dish in which photographer Peter Nejedly has supplied for the cover artwork. For the CD packaging, this cover image is flipped as if the dish is turning back into itself, just like the folds of warm, lush drones which represent the turning of seasons, the endless passing of time and things being broken down and reforming anew.”

credits
Written and produced by Samsuo
Mastered by Tim Diagram
Artwork by Peter Nejedly
Packaging design by Harry Towell