Dream Music
-LR085, LR086


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LR085 SunPath – Yasamine and the Snowflake Dragon (1980)
LR086 SunPath – SunPath 2 (1984)
2CS + DIGITAL

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*total runtime: 2hr
*6panel, 7panel extensive JCard liner notes included on the cassette
*2CS bundle housed in gold embossed midnight blue sleeve
*2CS bundle includes immediate digital download

SunPath is the 1980s outsider New Age music of nomadic journeyman Jeff Berry. Self-released and selectively distributed around the southwest United States in the early 80s, the coveted material is now seeing the light of sun for the first time since its genesis years. Currently living in rural Wyoming, Jeff reflects on the Dream Music to Leaving Records:

“In 1980 several unique events prompted me to jump from the edge of my known world into other spaces and other places… during the early 1980’s each year I chose a vision or theme and created a work of music based upon it.

One of the many things that made working on the SunPath music compositions so interesting and compelling is that in order to evoke visual images I would spend considerable time searching for specific sounds. To do that I constructed many different kinds of instruments and devices – the following details some of this process and how I combined these acoustical sounds electronically to create a blend of music not really describable from either medium – all treated with experimental tape-transferring to induce artifact and generation of overtone sequences.

*Prophet synthesizer *Silver flute electronically processed *Peyote ceremony water drum *Self-built & chromatically cut glass *Aluminum and brass chime bars *Bass viol *Self built wire-strung harp *Rebuilt/retuned cedar flute *Mexican dove ocarina *Chromatically tuned sitar *Field recordings of two Colorado streams: one outdoors & one inside a cave *A field recording of a raging snowstorm captured under a full moon outside of the cabin window *Divine intervention

In the years that followed, I became more acutely aware of walking upon the borderline of other dimensions of reality. Even as I write at this moment if I step outside into the snow and look at a single pine needle or twig, it glows and shimmers as if flickering in and out of the solid reality we most normally inhabit. Everything in the natural world has this quality and I am most perplexed and astounded at every moment of my being.”

-Jeff Berry aka SunPath

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LR086


LR080
-Collapse


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Seiho – Collapse
VINYL + DIGITAL ALBUM

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*total runtime: 39min
*vinyl includes digital download
*Japanese CD version w. bonus “Nanba6 Ballet

Rising Osaka-based composer Seiho meticulously crafts electronic music in futuristic fusion. Collapse is the full-length album amalgam of rave dominators, and hidden doorways into hyper-nuanced free jazz & musique concrète. Collapse is a representation of where we’re going: the symbiosis of music, technology, and human potential. Leaving Records befriended Seiho when touring Japan in 2012, and since then they have continued to remain close contemporaries exchanging influences – bridging west-coast scenes with Japanese electronic music culture.

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LRF014
-Champions


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Cakedog – Champions
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total runtime: 23min
free download & stream
cover art by Leland Jackson

 

L.A.’s Leland Jackson creates Juke and Footwork as Cakedog. Devoted to the dancer, DJ, and producer culture, and mentored by one of the Chicago Footwork originators R.P. Boo, Champions is a lead-in to a proper LP release entitled “Doggystyle” dropping later this year.

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photography: Uplift


LR093 + LR094
-Lyon | Elderberry



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Devonwho – Lyon EP

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LR094
Swarvy – Elderberry

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*Devonwho Lyon EP total runtime: 14min
*Swarvy Elderberry total runtime: 20min
*digital download included w.cassette purchase
*art by Chris Hund

Leaving Records presents two crispy companion EPs for L.A.’S neo beat-scene of 2016. Lyon is a long-awaited syrupy EP invention from potent electro-funk producer Devonwho. His long-standing seed in the modern beatmaker scene is credited by the formation of the Klipmode collective with Knxwledge, Mndsgn, and Suzi Analogue back in 2009. Watch for a Devonwho full-length later in the year.

Swarvy’s Elderberry comes crunchy and warm from the jazzy and soulsonic EP of some really raw beat-making. Hailing now from L.A., originally from Philadelphia, Leaving welcomes multi-instrumentalist & producer Swarvy to the circle of synergy.