BANANA ENVIRONMENTS I
8/18 + 8/19, Los Angeles, All Ages, $20
Ltd Advance Tickets Only, No Walkups.

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From BANANA‘s Josiah Steinbrick: “In celebration of the upcoming release of my first collection of solo works titled “Meeting of Waters” I, along with my BANANA collaborators Cate Le Bon and Stephen Black, will be performing three intimate sets of compositions the nights of Friday August 18th and Saturday August 19th. At various points we will be joined by Stella Mozgawa, Josh Klinghoffer, Elliott Levin, Tony Bevilacqua, Sasami Ashworth, Diva Dompe, and Matthew McQueen. Act II will differ each night. Limited tickets available through bio link. Please join us! Cover drawing (above) by Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh, whose immense graphic contributions to this release will be revealed in depth at a later date along with album details. Thank you to Cate and Samur Khouja for making the album with me, Michael Dumontier for endless visual assistance, and many others I will address later. ✌🏻”





LR090 –
Bene’s World



LR090
Benedek – Bene’s World
VINYL + DIGITAL
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*total runtime 39min
*cover art from Dyami O’Brien

Get 2 know Nicky Benedek: a producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DJ. His compositions bridge the nebulous territories of house, boogie, hip-hop, jazz-fusion and experimental new age.

Born and bred in Los Angeles, Benedek began pulling inspiration from the city’s structural and visual dichotomies at a young age. He picked up a guitar at 9 years-old, taking note of any and all sonic surroundings, from prevalent West Coast G-funk to the synthesized sound effects in video games to a Herbie Hancock record pulled from his dad’s collection. Amongst a complex set of influences, funk took a hold on his heart by high school.

Bene’s World is Benedek’s second Leaving Records release, following last year’s Coolin’ EP as well as a full-length debut on the influential Peoples Potential Unlimited label. His catalogue also includes collaborations with Dam-Funk, Delroy Edwards and Tom Noble. Recorded between his Koreatown studio and the West LA home he grew up in, Bene’s World captures the characteristically-LA mingling of urban action and canyon seclusion.


photo: Robb Klassen




MILLINNEAL PINK
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THE ORIGINAL
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LR HAT (BLACK)
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LR LOGO: Jesse Moretti


LR122-
Zjumk



LR121
Yialmelic Frequencies – Zjumk
DIGITAL
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*total runtime: 53mins
*cover art and video by Adam Ferriss

Yialmelic Frequencies is the ASMR-triggering instrumental New Age music experimentations from Starseed Diva Dompé channeled from her home planet Yialmel. Zjumk collects the instrumental layers Diva has created and archived at dublab.com for her monthly guided-meditation radio show “Yialmelic Transmissions” – this is the first album in a series of volumes from this reserve. Expect more forthcoming full-length albums this year from Diva on Leaving Records.