Out Now! WLR019 David Kolhne – Granular Canvas

We’ve yet another highly limited edition release for you, this time from an anonymous artist named David Kolhne. David has self-released a couple of works via his Bandcamp page but ‘Granular Canvas‘ is his first physical release on a label. The artist behind the project is actually well known in the Ambient scene, having been active for over 15 years but chooses to remain anonymous for this project. The 6 mid length tracks here could be loosely filed under Ambient, Drone and Electronic and should appeal to fans of Paul Jebanasam, Tim Hecker or labels such as Kranky or 12k. It’s available now on Whitelabrecs in a very low run of just 50 CDrs.

At time of writing copies of this album are still available – to find out more or grab a 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

https://whitelabrecs.bandcamp.com/album/granular-canvas

press release
“David Kolhne is an anonymous experimental artist that has been active under other guises since the turn of the millennium. We are told that the artist behind this mysterious project is inspired by releases from labels such as 12k and Kranky; his sound straddles the lines between modern Ambient composition incorporating electro acoustic methods. The David Kolhne project started life in 2016 and has seen the occasional self-released work emerge from his Bandcamp page.
It is suggested that David’s location is Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) however as with many anonymous artists, this may in fact be a smokescreen. Not much can be gleaned from the artist’s profile image either, as a ghostly figure only adds to the disguise.

Typically, Kolhne’s work is structured from soft and hard synth recordings along with recordings of his custom-built instruments, transformed into carefully assembled environments of micro sound. ‘Granular Canvas’ is no different as it sets off on a journey through some 54 minutes of carefully formulated Ambient paintings. However, they are not so much pictures or paintings as they are colour washes, as deep strokes of blue, grey and green dominate the palette. Such tones evoke a sort of sea-spray shade and as you listen, you will be struck by a suggestion of pressure yet somehow, a sense of relaxation. The sounds have the power to both immerse and sooth as you take your own thoughts and ideas to them each listen, day or night, rain or shine.
Kolhne works completely free from concept however, particularly within Granular Canvas as he strips away all narrative in favour of allowing the sounds, noises and tones a voice in which to tell a story. A blank canvas, if you will.

credits
Catalog number: WLR019
Written and produced by David Kolhne
Mastered by Tim Diagram
Artwork by David Kolhne and Harry Towell

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Coming soon…David Kolhne | Granular Canvas

We’ve yet another highly limited edition release for you, this time from an anonymous artist named David Kolhne. David has self-released a couple of works via his Bandcamp page but ‘Granular Canvas‘ is his first physical release on a label. The artist behind the project is actually well known in the Ambient scene, having been active for over 15 years but chooses to remain anonymous for this project. The 6 mid length tracks here could be loosely filed under Ambient, Drone and Electronic and should appeal to fans of Paul Jebanasam, Tim Hecker or labels such as Kranky or 12k. 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
“David Kolhne is an anonymous experimental artist that has been active under other guises since the turn of the millennium. We are told that the artist behind this mysterious project is inspired by releases from labels such as 12k and Kranky; his sound straddles the lines between modern Ambient composition incorporating electro acoustic methods. The David Kolhne project started life in 2016 and has seen the occasional self-released work emerge from his Bandcamp page.
It is suggested that David’s location is Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) however as with many anonymous artists, this may in fact be a smokescreen. Not much can be gleaned from the artist’s profile image either, as a ghostly figure only adds to the disguise.

Typically, Kolhne’s work is structured from soft and hard synth recordings along with recordings of his custom-built instruments, transformed into carefully assembled environments of micro sound. ‘Granular Canvas’ is no different as it sets off on a journey through some 54 minutes of carefully formulated Ambient paintings. However, they are not so much pictures or paintings as they are colour washes, as deep strokes of blue, grey and green dominate the palette. Such tones evoke a sort of sea-spray shade and as you listen, you will be struck by a suggestion of pressure yet somehow, a sense of relaxation. The sounds have the power to both immerse and sooth as you take your own thoughts and ideas to them each listen, day or night, rain or shine.
Kolhne works completely free from concept however, particularly within Granular Canvas as he strips away all narrative in favour of allowing the sounds, noises and tones a voice in which to tell a story. A blank canvas, if you will.”

Written and produced by David Kolhne
Mastered by Tim Diagram
Artwork by David Kolhne/Harry Towell

 

Coming soon…La Petite Vague | Remous

We’ve still got another couple of releases lined up before 2016 is out. Next is an album by Italian artists La Petite Vague who have previously released an EP with our sister netlabel Audio Gourmet. Their debut album ‘Remous‘ sees Nicola Fornasari and Diego Balconi mix and arrange hours worth of material into 7 murky tracks, themed around water, the ocean and backwater. Their sound straddles the lines between ambient, drone, electro-acoustic, dark ambient and light noise – this one may appeal to those who enjoy Ben Fleury-Steiner, Marcus Fischer or Marsen Jules. The striking artwork was provided by Cesare Camardo. 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
“La Petite Vague are recording artists Nicola Fornasari and Diego Balconi who are lifelong friends originally from Cremona, Italy. Nicola also records as Xu and Xu(e) and has seen material surface on labels such as Eilean, Cathedral Transmissions and Thirsty Leaves Music. To date, the duo have just one record out as La Petite Vague: ‘Treize’ which is a free 15 minute netlabel EP on Audio Gourmet, released back in 2014.
Nicola began his work with sound back in 1995 in a hardcore band called Entropia, playing in more than 100 gigs around Europe. Due to a busy professional life, Diego struggles to find time to devote completely to a musical project however he has spent many years managing and co-operating with stage sets and sound engineering at local events. Diego also builds electronics and piezo-amplified noise makers and it’s from here that he began working with Nicola on La Petite Vague in 2012.

La Petite Vague are completely devoted to improvisation and they set out their performance with no plan, as they loop various sounds and objects into hours of material. The best moments are selected and mixed down through processing techniques, layering and EQ.
In ‘Remous’ they have created a uliginous atmosphere through seven tracks that incorporate elements of toy psaltery, guitar, melodica, Tibetan bowls, rammerdrum, tuning forks, synth and other objects, fed through various live loopers and effects. The work opens with the longest piece, ‘Vague #9’ which takes its time to set the scene, before the album delves through six shorter pieces that traverse murky, detailed environments. Remous is a humble and personal celebration of the water element, particularly the sea or the ocean and this is depicted by Cesare Camardo’s artwork which is entitled Mo’ In A Mountain Getaway, a dedication to Werner Herzog.”

Written and Produced by Nicola Fornasari and Diego Balconi
Mastered by Andrea Poli
Artwork by Cesare Camardo: cesarecamardo.wordpress.com/

www.substance.it/
lapetitevague.bandcamp.com/

Coming soon…Philippe Lamy | Inner Stretch

Recently we shared a preview of our next release which is by French sound artist Philippe Lamy. With a subtly glitch and noise drenched record called, ‘Inner Stretch‘ is out today. Philippe has released on labels such as Dronarivm, Mystery Sea and Audio Gourmet and he has collaborated with artists such as Pleq and Darius Ciuta. His sound is unique but it will likely appeal to anyone who enjoys Entia Non, Janek Schaefer or Eliane Radigue. The stunning artwork was provided by Federica Jeanne De Luca. 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.

We released the album to our mailing-list subscribers last weekend and many copies have sold already. At time of writing there are some left – 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

https://whitelabrecs.bandcamp.com/album/inner-stretch

press release
“Philippe Lamy is a Toulouse, France based sound artist and painter originally from Casablanca, Morocco. He began recording in 2005 and has since had material release through labels such as Dronarivm, Wist Records and Taalem as well as netlabel work through the likes of Audio Gourmet and Nowacki. He has also collaborated with artists such as Pleq, Darius Ciuta and Philippe Neau.

Philippe’s approach to sound is unmistakable: he uses a wealth of different sound textures and techniques to build layers of environmental sound. Field recordings, software instruments and voices are processed, layered, processed and then layered again to create a collage not dissimilar to the approach he takes with painting. Philippe views sound recordings as materials and sets about building and transforming them into new objects of living matter.

The resulting sound environment you’ll hear in ‘Inner Stretch’ is clearly minimal, yet beneath the strong, deep and curious sounds lies a great complexity through many ‘coats’. The tracks do not hang suspended as a particular sound is stretched and repeated. Instead, Philippe has created something with great variety and unpredictability, decorated with many strokes of sonic material. One moment you may only be able to detect a few pops and rumbles of bass frequencies but before long, a deep drone will creep into view, if only for a brief period of time. Philippe approaches his work with sound just as he would with paint: rules and random, strength and lightness, layers and layers, light and silence, destruction and creation, always trying, again and again.”

Written and produced by Philippe Lamy
Artwork by Federica Jeanne De Luca (http://infofedericadeluca.tumblr.com)
Mastered by Tim Diagram

Coming soon…Philippe Lamy | Inner Stretch

There’s no let up this year – we’ve another released lined up which will be out this month. Next we welcome French sound artist Philippe Lamy to our catalog with a subtly glitch and noise drenched record called ‘Inner Stretch‘, full of minimal detail. Philippe has released on labels such as Dronarivm, Mystery Sea and Audio Gourmet and he has collaborated with artists such as Pleq and Darius Ciuta. His sound is unique but it will likely appeal to anyone who enjoys Entia Non, Janek Schaefer or Eliane Radigue. The stunning artwork was provided by Federica Jeanne De Luca. 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
“Philippe Lamy is a Toulouse, France based sound artist and painter originally from Casablanca, Morocco. He began recording in 2005 and has since had material release through labels such as Dronarivm, Wist Records and Taalem as well as netlabel work through the likes of Audio Gourmet and Nowacki. He has also collaborated with artists such as Pleq, Darius Ciuta and Philippe Neau.

Philippe’s approach to sound is unmistakable: he uses a wealth of different sound textures and techniques to build layers of environmental sound. Field recordings, software instruments and voices are processed, layered, processed and then layered again to create a collage not dissimilar to the approach he takes with painting. Philippe views sound recordings as materials and sets about building and transforming them into new objects of living matter.

The resulting sound environment you’ll hear in ‘Inner Stretch’ is clearly minimal, yet beneath the strong, deep and curious sounds lies a great complexity through many ‘coats’. The tracks do not hang suspended as a particular sound is stretched and repeated. Instead, Philippe has created something with great variety and unpredictability, decorated with many strokes of sonic material. One moment you may only be able to detect a few pops and rumbles of bass frequencies but before long, a deep drone will creep into view, if only for a brief period of time. Philippe approaches his work with sound just as he would with paint: rules and random, strength and lightness, layers and layers, light and silence, destruction and creation, always trying, again and again.”

Written and produced by Philippe Lamy
Artwork by Federica Jeanne De Luca (http://infofedericadeluca.tumblr.com)
Mastered by Tim Diagram