out now! morimoto naoki – soak

Here’s the second of our two new releases lined-up for the 12th of March. We’re pleased to be joined by Tokyo, Japan based artist morimoto naoki for this one, with an album that follows recent releases on Seil and ROHS! The melancholy blend of light electronics, field recordings and manipulated acoustics makes this record a pleasant listen from start to finish.

Soak is out now in a run of 100 copies! The best way to keep informed about our low-run releases, is to join our mailing list, and we’ll make sure you’re the first to hear!

press release
“morimoto naoki is an electronic and ambient composer from Tokyo in Japan, with previous releases on labels that include Seil, Inner Ocean and ROHS!. He started writing music around a decade ago and his approach draws in various instrument samples and every day sounds which he captures from his daily routines.

There is an undoubted influence from the Japanese ambient and electronica scenes and his restful, lightly fractured acoustic sound stands up to that of his peers. In this new record ‘Soak’, morimoto’s breathes a sense of warmth and stillness into the world as acoustic and electric guitars, synthesizers, toy pianos and metallophones are woven into a tapestry of beautiful tones. Field recordings add narrative whilst cassette tape recordings give further warmth and charm.

The concept for this record is to ‘soak’ the listener into the happenstances of daily life around them. The idea came about during the recording process as the field recordings were captured; morimoto found that listening to the world around him revealed many ambient textures that might normally go unnoticed. The process of trying to absorb these consciously felt like a ‘soaking’ process.

credits
Written, Produced and Mastered by morimoto naoki
Photography by Harry Towell
Art and Design by Andrew Heath

Out now! WLR012 Colbets – Come To The Surface

We’ve just moved house and we’re already up online and ready to crack on releasing some of the wonderful demos that are building up.

Next up we welcome a duo from Japan called Colbets, who some may be familiar with their recent work on now defunct Australian label Twice Removed. ‘Come To The Surface’ is a set of 5 mid-length synth and guitar led Ambient drones that will appeal to fans of Darkroom, Twine and Colbets’ compatriot Shaula. It’s available now on Whitelabrecs in a very low run of just 50 CDrs.

We released the album to our mailing-list subscribers last weekend and most copies have sold – there are just a few left however at time of writing. To find out more or to secure your copy, you can click the link below or on the image above to listen. To avoid missing out on future releases, you can join our mailing list HERE

Take a look through this email to find out more or click the link below, or image above.

https://whitelabrecs.bandcamp.com/album/come-to-the-surface

 

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Press release
“Colbets is a duo from Tokyo, Japan consisting of Saitoh Tomohiro and Kari Takemoto. They have previously released music on labels such as Twice Removed, Twisted Treeline, U-Cover and Vent in a project that began in 2011.
Saitoh also records solo electronic material as Shreber Harber Mole Flying Wheel whilst Kari is a guitarist; together they produce dense and hazy linear drones.

Come To The Surface was composed as the soundtrack to an imaginary nostalgic movie, designed to evoke thoughts of flickering, grainy film imagery. The entire album is an immersive listen from start to finish, designed with Brian Eno’s original description of Ambient music in mind: to be neither foreground nor background. There is a weight and power to the contemplative sound palette that will pull you into thoughts of nostalgia as you try to recall abandoned memories to the surface of your mind.



credits
Catalog number: WLR012
Written and produced by Saitoh Tomohiro and Kari Takemoto
Mastered by Tim Diagram
Photography by Peter Nejedly

Coming soon…Colbets | Come To The Surface

We’ve another release lined up hot on the heels of the recent album from label owner Harry Towell as Spheruleus. Next up we welcome Japanese duo Colbets with a collection of mid-length Ambient drones concocted using guitar and synthesizerColbets is Saitoh Tomohiro and Kari Takemoto and their work will appeal to fans of Darkroom, Twine and their compatriot Shaula. You can listen to a preview of the album by using the Soundcloud player below or keep a check on our Facebook page to preview the packaging when we share it.

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.

press release
“Colbets is a duo from Tokyo, Japan consisting of Saitoh Tomohiro and Kari Takemoto. They have previously released music on labels such as Twice Removed, Twisted Treeline, U-Cover and Vent in a project that began in 2011.
Saitoh also records solo electronic material as Shreber Harber Mole Flying Wheel whilst Kari is a guitarist; together they produce dense and hazy linear drones.

Come To The Surface was composed as the soundtrack to an imaginary nostalgic movie, designed to evoke thoughts of flickering, grainy film imagery. The entire album is an immersive listen from start to finish, designed with Brian Eno’s original description of Ambient music in mind: to be neither foreground nor background. There is a weight and power to the contemplative sound palette that will pull you into thoughts of nostalgia as you try to recall abandoned memories to the surface of your mind.