LR058
-a n a k


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LR058
yuk – a n a k
Advance cassette release now ($10), vinyl & digital available 06.23
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*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

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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.


LR056
-Growing Wild


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LR056
High Wolf – Growing Wild
Vinyl ($18), CS ($10), Digital ($7)
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*total runtime 36min, cassette 46min
*ltd. cassette edition of 300 w. tapeonly trackA Shadow of Contemplation
*art by Kristian Henson

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World traveler and psychedelic musician High Wolf introduces the experimental world electro album Growing Wild. The prolific French producer’s latest album will be released June 8, 2015, by Leaving Records on vinyl, cassette, and digital.

“The sounds are those of a celebration of life and fraternity, the colors are warm like an african dress, feelings are positive and strong, thoughts are accelerating and multiplying the same way the universe is expanding.”
– High Wolf

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“WILD AT HEART” VIDEO BY ADAM FERRISS


LR061
-A Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended in the Darkness


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LR061
Smurphy
A Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended in the Darkness
CASSETTE – $10
DIGITAL – $10
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total runtime: 35min
ltd. cassette of 300 copies, artwork by Smurphy

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Meet Smurphy – producer, singer, performer, and integral member of Mexico City’s premier underground collective NAAFI

“…the album is all about love… love is not only pink ribbons and sugar, it is a living thing, it is sudden, it is insane.”
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(20:12), 06-V-2015, Spring


Fowler, J., Unami, T., et al. (2015). Species pluralis [Audio Cassettes and LP Record]. United States: Leaving Records. 060, 063, 066, 069.

060(1):01–04, (20:12), 100 Audio Cassettes, 20-III-2015, Equinox
063(2):05–08, (20:12), 100 Audio Cassettes, 21-VI-2015, Solstice
066(3):09–12, (20:12), 100 Audio Cassettes, 23-IX-2015, Equinox
069(4):13–20, (40:24), 200 LP Records, 22-XII-2015, Solstice

The Holocene Extinction is attributable to the Agricultural Revolution and associated humanization. Humanization of landscapes and lifeforms separated humans from nonhumans to synthesize humans with nonhumans for human development. Such anthropocentrism presupposed differences amongst humans and nonhumans, which fostered problematizing dominion or stewardship over nonhumans. Stewardship influenced unsustainable socio-ecological feedback loops that amplify or dampen chemical, biological, and physical Earth System patterns and processes.

Unsustainable anthropocentrism accelerated with the atomization, separation, and reduction of Art-Science as aloof and autonomous activities. Once detached, Art and Science are subsumed within romantic and technological orders that estrange nature from society. Such orders of unsustainability fragment cultures through specialization for reflexive and short-term efficiency, growth, and productivity. Self-reinforcement by accelerated consumption, opposition, and progression results in unviable econo-environmental efficiency, unbearable socio-environmental growth, and inequitable socio-economic productivity.

Recently, cultures of sustainability have emerged as paradigm shifts in contemporary society. Shifts away from unsustainable knowledge-creation have developed after concepts and principles of Complexity Science, Systems Thinking, and Transdisciplinarity. Such dynamic, integral, and non-linear concepts and principles foster sensibility to complex and systemic patterns that connect already-interdependent Art and Science, nature and culture, etc. Thereby, teams of diverse and inquisitive Artists-Scientists collaboratively act to tackle unsustainability, while conserving resilient natural capital and ecosystem services, promoting just socio-environmental standards, and improving fair socio-economic development.

Species pluralis asks: What is Art-Science? (Non-)Hypothesis: If Art-Science, then no more Art than Science; then no more Art than Non-Art; then no more Science than Non-Science. Performance-research proceeds according to suspended concepts and methods from experimental design (e.g. blocking, randomization, replication, etc.) and experimental music (e.g. extended techniques, improvisation, indeterminacy, etc.). Materials include compositions and samples of anthropic, biophonic, and geophonic sounds, such as musical instruments, natural objects, sound recordings, etc. Pseudo-replicated (immanently biased) praxis results in listening untethered from Art-Science ends. Alternative-neutral-null discussions may investigate topics including, but not limited to Integrated Pest Management, Reconciliation Ecology, Trans-species Soundscapes, etc.

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