Springrain Flight

Carlos Niño & Matthewdavid’s Mindflight – Springrain Flight

*total runtime: 48mins


When Gilles Peterson and Jonathan Rudnick of Worldwide FM
asked Matthewdavid and I to put together a Leaving Records
take over of their Radio Station in Los Angeles, we rallied
Jamire Williams, Chassol, Devonwho, and Kiefer to join
us in Live Performance and Conversation. We spent all of
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Stones Throw Studio,
connecting and vibing on the Radio. It was a beautiful day
just after the Spring Equinox . . .

I set up a room of Gongs, Cymbals and Bells to perform an
improvisation with Jamire and Chassol, and to Duet with Matthewdavid.
Matthew was the Host and DJ, and had a couple of his synthesizers
and pedals active and ready to play.

SpringrainFlight is an expansion of this energy, effort, gathering.
“Gongs, Cymbals and Bells” is my full Improvisation from the room
I set up in, with the elements Matthew added, Live for the Broadcast,
muted. Later Matthew transformed what he played along with me
into his Mindflight “Blooming Always.” We decided to release our
Solo pieces side by side, inspired by the collective, and with joyous
interest in making music together in the future!
Carlos Niño
released April 20, 2017

cover photography: Justin Cole


$3.33 – DRAFT
ltd. 50 cassettes, video, digital


*total runtime: 38min
*ltd. 50 cassettes in translucent sleeve
*38 min albumlength film from Miko Revereza

Originally released in 2014 from Los Angeles artist Celia Hollander, the experimental piano compositions of DRAFT are now reissued as a limited cassette + album-length video & premiere screening event thru L.A.’s Leaving Records on April 7th 2017.

photography by Alex Tyson


LRH002 (2017 re-issue)
Matthewdavid – DISK II

*total runtime digital: 28min, cassette: 39 min
*includes previously unreleased cutDISK II 66 (feat Eola)
*diecut DISK OCard cassette
*cassetteonly includes tracks from the original 2012 CDR release (3 extra)

Conditioned Reflex

S.Candle – Conditioned Reflex


*total runtime: 33min
*ltd. 100 tapes painted shells

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S.CANDLE is the DANCE DYSTOPIA of BARRETT AVNER (Sun Araw, Sic Alps, Black Bananas, The Shrine). S.CANDLE has always been an homage to his family tree (his grandfather used to style and party w/ Funkadelic, owning far-out psychedelic clothing stores in Cleveland Ohio, his mother Athabaskan Indian from Alaska), but filtered through murky electronics, screaming guitars, and a cynical view of the physical world that surrounds us.

The concept of Conditioned Reflex is the constant struggle to decode real information in the age of digital and technocratic gluttony, the pursuit of reality resulting in mixed emotions of freedom and paranoia. Conditioned Reflex is dance music, mostly recorded direct to a 2 track Tascam 122 MKII tape deck using various drum machines, synthesizers, sequencers, with guitar and digital elements added later to create a tension between the immediate, distant, organic and the synthetic. The message is as always, there is no everyone, and don’t live in fear. Electro music to break chains to.

All songs recorded, mixed, written, and performed by B. Avner
w/ additional technical assistance from Nadav Eisenman
Mastered by Ged M. Gengras
Cover photo by B. Avner in Fairbanks, Alaska
Layout/Art” Arien Valizadeh