White Magic – I’m Hiding My Nightingale
10″ VINYL $12.00
total runtime: 16min
10” vinyl w. lyrics art insert
ltd 300 cassettes w. “Chameleon” OCard + insert
cover art: Astral Eyes & Mira Billotte
White Magic is artist, vocalist, pianist, percussionist and composer Mira Billotte. Performing with accompaniment or solo with hand drum, shruti box, and an array of a cappella songs, White Magic has a wide range of sound, from loud psychedelia to meditative trance, the focus is on the voice with folk, soul and mystic music at its roots.
Title track is a cover of “I’m Hiding My Nightingale” by The Inner Space, which features Ariel Pink on electric guitar.
Special thanks to dublab, Jake Viator, Ariel Pink, Rune Kielsgaard, Nis Bysted, Lars Rex, James Astral Eyes, Matthewdavid, Diva Dompe, Rachel Pony Cassells, Marcel Mindlin, Stones Throw Records, Bukka White the cat and the Dahlia Echo cat colony, In Memorium Orange Guy.
Fowler, J., Unami, T., et al. (21-June, 2015). Species pluralis [Audio Cassette]. United States: Leaving Records. 063(2):05–08
Ltd. 100 Chrome Plus Cassettes in Recycled Chipboard O-Cards
Graphic design by D/P/I
Screen-printing by HIT+RUN
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Ras G – Raw Fruit Vol. 4
ltd 300 cassettes ($10) + digital
Ras G is one of the definitive producers of the Los Angeles beat scene, a co-founder of the Poo-Bah label, and hip-hop producer who digs probably deeper than any into the worlds of free jazz, jazz fusion and afrofuturism.
Raw Fruit was conceived as a 4-part beat tapes which Leaving Records began releasing in 2013.
The music is stream of consciousness hip-hop production made at Ras G’s Spacebase studio, all raw loops made from samplers (SP303/404 and MPC 2000XL). As the producer puts it, “freestyle beats I make to smoke weed to. I just make em, record em, and on to the next one, no rules.”
The “raw fruit” theme stems from G’s attention to wellness and a raw, vegetarian diet. Do the Right Thing was the inspiration for the design created by Seth Ferris. The proposed tag line never made the cut, “Do the Ripe Thing – a Ras G Joint,” but we still love it.
Each volume has been released as a limited edition cassette and digital download. Vinyl edition of Raw Fruit 3-4 will be released in Fall 2015.
Raw Fruit Vol. 1 (Cassette SOLD OUT)
Raw Fruit Vol. 2 (Cassette SOLD OUT)
Raw Fruit Vol. 3 (Cassette SOLD OUT)
Raw Fruit Vol. 4 Cassette
Raw Fruit Vol. 1-2 LP SOLD OUT
Raw Fruit Vol. 3-4 LP Coming Fall 2015
yuk – a n a k
Advance cassette release now ($10), vinyl & digital available 06.23
*total runtime 33min
*ltd. cassette edition of 300
*vinyl edition includes wax-exclusive “c o l l a g e” material.
*art by: Kristian Henson
A n a k is the second full-length from Los Angeles-based underground, ambient beat producer Chad Valencia, aka yuk, a founding member of My Hollow Drum DJ collective.
Valencia is also co-founder and head chef of rising Filipino pop-up restaurant Lasa. (See: “New wave of gives Filipino food a modern spin” – LA Weekly.)
After many years of keeping his passion for culinary arts separate from his personal musical output, a n a k represents a fusion of the two as cultural movements that share the same inspiration.
This is yuk’s second full-length album, following a d w a, released by Leaving Records in 2010.