Saafron – Reishi
VINYL + DIGITAL
ANCIENT HERBS FROM THE BEAT SAGE SAAFRON (AKA Detroit’s Dakim ), Reishi is an alternative direction of beat flow LP. Reishi allows for Dakim’s alias intuition to take over a self-prescribed formula… hip-hop instrumentals fused freely with a heavily seasoned palette of improvisational tendencies and avant-garde sound design.
photo: Theo Jemison
Eola – Dang
Vinyl + Digital
*vinyl LP now shipping
*immediate download sent to thine email upon purchase
*total runtime: 30mins
Edwin Mathis White (from the band Tonstartssbandht) creates a capella DIY gospel as Eola using loop stations and vocal processing effects pedals recorded to tape. On stage or on tape, Ed’s performance is dang spiritual. Edwin currently lives and grew up in Downtown Orlando, Florida but has spent the past 11 years living mostly in NYC, and sometimes in Montreal & Baltimore. The album Dang drops Sept. 23rd with Leaving Records on Vinyl, Cassette, and Digital. Blessed be.
Tonstartssbandht on tour in Asia:
9/9: Taipei – APA Mini
9/10: Kaohsiung – The Mercury Bar
9/13: Osaka – Namba Bears
9/14: Kyoto – Socrates
9/15: Tokyo – Ebisu Batica
9/16: Hong Kong – Running Horse Lantern
9/17: Shenzhen – B10
9/18: Guangzhou – Tu Space
9/20: Chengdu – Little Bar
9/22: Chongqing – Nuts Club
9/23: Shanghai – Harley’s Bar
9/30: Beijing – Yugongyishan
Deantoni Parks – Deanthoven
CS + DIGI
*total runtime: 33min (CS) / 17min (digi)
*cassette includes drumapella versions
*shiny “silver ore” Ocard sleeve
*Deanthoven drawing by: punk_picasso
Produced/Performed live by Deantoni Parks channeling Ludwig Van Beethoven. There are no overdubs or loops on this album. Mixed & Mastered by Matthew David McQueen, cover art by Punk_Picasso. Machines/Instruments used: Human Body, One Hickory Drum Stick, Kick, Snare, Hi-Hat, MacBook, Interface, Midi Keyboard, various microphones and outboard equipment.
“There is no treatise likely to be too learned for me. Without Laying claim to real learning it is yet true that since my childhood i have striven to learn the minds of the best and wisest of every period of time. It is a disgrace for every artist who does not try to do as much.”
-November 2, 1809, to Breitkopf and Hartel, of Leipzig.