Ahnnu – Perception
Cassette Sold Out, purchase digital download below

*total runtime: 37mins
*first edition of 300 cassettes wrapped in silver translucent OCard
*cover collage by Ahnnu, typography by Jesselisa Moretti, mastered by Matthewdavid

A particular perceptive trance from Ahnnu focusing on the finer details -Now officially signed, birth name Leland Jackson delivers “Perception” as his 2nd full length and avant-garde masterwork for Leaving.


White Magic – I’m Hiding My Nightingale

total runtime: 16min
ltd to 300 cassettes, 10″ vinyl & digital coming July 7th 2015
‘chameleon’ OCard art: Astral Eyes & Mira Billotte

White Magic is artist, vocalist, pianist, percussionist and composer Mira Billotte. Performing with accompaniment or solo with hand drum, shruti box, and an array of a cappella songs, White Magic has a wide range of sound, from loud psychedelia to meditative trance, the focus is on the voice with folk, soul and mystic music at its roots.

Title track is a cover of “I’m Hiding My Nightingale” by The Inner Space, which features Ariel Pink on electric guitar.

Special thanks to dublab, Jake Viator, Ariel Pink, Rune Kielsgaard, Nis Bysted, Lars Rex, James Astral Eyes, Matthewdavid, Diva Dompe, Rachel Pony Cassells, Marcel Mindlin, Stones Throw Records, Bukka White the cat and the Dahlia Echo cat colony, In Memorium Orange Guy.

White Magic NOW on Tour in EU:
4th April – Extrapool, Nijmegen
10th April – Bau Bau, Leipzig
11th April – ACUD, Berlin
13th April – Statgarten, Stuttgart
15th April – Fotomaton, Madrid
16th April – Ronda, Barcelona
17th April – Galeria Ze dos Bois, Lisboa
18th April – Teatro Rivoli, Porto
19th April – Castelo de Ourem, Ourem
22nd April – Cafe Oto, London
27th April – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen


Wild At Heart

video: Adam Ferriss
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



Fowler, J.Unami, al. (20-March, 2015). Species pluralis [Audio Cassette]. United States: Leaving Records. 060(1):01–04

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Duration: 20:12
Ltd. 100 Chrome Plus Cassettes in Recycled Chipboard O-Cards
Graphic design by D/P/I
Screen-printing by HIT+RUN

Track listing
01. […]; 0375705465; 071810093X; -16.0 db; (2001) 82:307–312; (2004) 85:1146–1152; (3:00); 35.477184, 138.620284; 9780674049208; 9783837618037; 1/f noise; C8H6Cl2O3; Cicuta maculata L.; I-2012; Temperate deciduous forest; _ºC
02. 0199563594; 024634562468; 098242969X; (2011) 61: 203–213; -33.0 db; 35.477184, 138.620284; (7:06); 847755000530; Cerbera odollam Gaertn.; C8H14ClN5; Corvus macrorhynchos Wagler, 1827; Dualysis; I-2012; YF-7024-AX; […]
03. […]; 037429200728; (1959) 129: 1466–1470; -22.0 db; 35.477184, 138.620284; 55.840815, -4.267108; (7:06); 9781402040931, Actaea pachypoda Elliot; C3H8NO5P; II-2012; Orobanchaceae Vent.; Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.
04. -16.0 db; 1/f noise; (2011) 191: 926–941; (3:00); 35.174685, 139.644835; 9780803241688; 41.996244, -71.0765324; Aconitum spp.; C6H3Cl3N2O2; Fallopia japonica (Houtt.) Ronse Decr.; I-2012; KM; Phyllostachys sp.; Santalales; TT; […]

Species pluralis: Multiple species indeterminate, indifferent, and unstable in-the-last-instance? No more Jarrod Fowler or Taku Unami than et al. Cryptothallus mirabilis Malmb.; Ecological Sound Art; Human microbiome; Supernatural Horror; Suspended performance … Cetonia aurata (Linnaeus, 1758); Nescience; Phenology … Armoracia rusticana G. Gaertn., B. Mey. & Scherb.; Biological Pest Control; Black-X; Cosmic Pessimism; Drosera rotundifolia L.; Non-Musicology; Pinguicula vulgaris L.; Puppetry … Apocynum cannabinum L.; Arachnidism?; Bombus bimaculatus Cresson, 1863; Para-X; Sapro-X; Solidago spp. … Crypsis; Ecto-exotage; Extinction; Monotropastrum humile (D.Don) H.Hara; Suicide; Xeno-X; …

(1–4):01–20 (LR060, LR063, LR066, LR069) [… 2010–2015 … Massachusetts, United States–Tokyo, Japan … If Music, then no more Music than Non-Music; … Design of experiments … Continuous and discrete variables from nonparametric distributions … Haphazard, random, and sequential treatments … Lacunarity … Neutral and null models … N (pseudo-)replicates … P value(lessness) and (in)significance … Statistical inferences un-decidable; … Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, Literature Cited, Tables and Figures; … Trans-species soundscapes … Unspecified … Unknown … ] 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; …

Jarrod Fowler: Instructor of Entomological Horticulture and Departmental Assistant at Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts Amherst. United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Technical Service Provider of Pollinator Habitat Enhancement Plans for New England farmers, landowners, and wildlife. Work informed by over 15 years of horticulture and entomology practice and training. Proficient in ecological horticulture and sustainable pollinator habitat assessment, design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring. Available for science-based consultation, collaboration, and independent contracting: Consumer-decomposer-producer of environmental (non-)music […]. Praxis (completely-incompletely) metamorphosed (from) [1st instar] percussion music (1982-2001), [2nd instar] experimental percussion music (2001-2004), [3rd instar] conceptual percussion and ecology-of-rhythm performance-research (2004-2008; Kim-Cohen 2009; Dworkin 2013), [4th instar] non-music (from) Rhythm (2008-2011; Morton 2013), [5th instar] (non-)phenology (2011-Nth instar-pupa-imago? [Dependent on environmental conditions]; Daly 2014). No more sustained than suspended events in Asia, Europe, and United States with Taku Unami, Mattin, Moé Kamura, Masafumi Ezaki, Kieran Daly, …

Taku Unami: Performer of multi-instrumental, improvised, or unclassifiable (non-)music. Bandleader and guitarist of depressive easy-listening group HOSE. Composer of film scores for directors including Isao Okishima and Takeshi Furusawa. Founder of hibari music, an experimental music record label and distributor. Work influenced by cosmic-pessimism, science-fiction, supernatural-horror, and weird-fiction. Proficient in string instruments, piano, synthesizers, recording hardware and software, and “obfuscated everyday, non-musical objects”. Member of HONTATEDORI, Kanji Nakao Trio … Collaborators include Evan Calder Williams, Rhodri Davies, Masafumi Ezaki, Klaus Filip, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Kazushige Kinoshita, Radu Malfatti, Masahiko Okura, Keith Rowe, Eugene Thacker, Nikos Veliotis … Recorded or mastered numerous records for labels such as Erstwhile Records, skiti, slub music … Published more than 30 solo or collaborative records and performed in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and United States. Notable publications include Parazoan Mapping with Éric La Casa (Erstwhile Records 2015), Teatro Assente with Takahiro Kawaguchi (Erstwhile Records 2011), motubachii with Annette Krebs (Erstwhile Records 2010), Tengu et Kitsune I and II with Taku Sugimoto (slub music 2006, 2009), Attention with Mattin (h.m.o/r 2007), … Available for audio mastering services:

AG, AH, AK, BE, BM, CC, DG, DL, DS, ET, EW, HF, IO, JC, JW, KB, KD, KM, LB, LJ, LR, MA, MB, MD, ME, MM, ØT, SB, SS, TM, TT, …