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  • laraaji – all in one peace – leaving records

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    Leaving Records is proud to present, with humble gratitude, three re-issues of seminal works by new age musician, composer, and laughter meditation workshop leader Laraaji. Recorded between 1978 and 1983, these works have not been re-issued in full since their original release. Although some excerpts of the material have been featured on various compilations, this is the first time in over 30 years that one can experience the uninterrupted duration of these cosmic etudes in their complete form. The added length creates an immersive environment of fresh, exploratory, experimental and healing sounds in which to dwell– these are the proper, entire experiences as intended by their creator.

    1978’s Lotus Collage was recorded live in a Park Slope, Brooklyn living room during Laraaji’s busker years. The sounds consist of freestyle electric open tuned zither/harp, Ecstatic Rhythmic hammer percussion, and free flow open hand ethereal moods. This recording crucially predates Laraaji’s now mythological “discovery” by Brian Eno, and is significant as one of Laraaji’s first electric zither recordings. This early recording captures a youthful Laraaji at the outset of his musical journey, still ripe for discovery, exploration, and transcendence. 1981’s Unicorns in Paradise was performed on electric keyboard Casiotone MT-70, and once again features Laraaji’s iconic zither in a flowing atmospheric improvisation. Laraaji describes its sonic environs as “an ideal habitat in another dimension of timelessness.” Many years later, this description holds true as its vibrant sounds inspire sensual reflections of the excited imagination. The final re-issue consists of two parts. Its first side, “Trance Celestial,” is a glowing, amorphous survey of muted and malleable electric sounds. Its uncharacteristically dark atmospheres nevertheless still paint a surreal atmosphere for self-reflection. Much beauty and inner-wisdom can be found in the depths of its inward trajectory. In contrast, the title track is a guided meditation full of light and optimism. Its spoken word segments and patient arrangements illustrate a constructive framework for enjoying the whole of Laraaji’s extensive catalog.

    Originally, these releases were hand-made and dubbed to cassette by Laraaji himself. Of the process, he says “I felt like I was distributing artwork. As a matter of fact, for some of the cassettes I actually did some extra handwork on the label, doing a screen print or magic marker to add some color. So there was a sense of how to be an industry homemade artist direct-to-consumer feeling in the early years. People would ask for cassette tapes of an issue that I had not mass produced. So, now and then I’ll run into somebody who has a cassette tape… I’ll look at it and say, ‘Oh Wow, hand-made label, J-card and HEART.'”

    Available on both cassette and digital, these re-issues offer Laraaji’s early music in both its original form and a form that did not exist at the time of its recording. Regarding this parallel, Laraaji reflects, “Having the music move in dimensions I didn’t predict… It feels like an extended blessing.”

  • imaginary softwoods ‎– imaginary softwoods – wagon

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    Recorded summer of 2007.
    Hand-numbered edition of 65 copies in a vinyl box with a hand-crafted envelope.
    Tape 1 is yellow, tape 2 is red, and tape 3 is blue.

    poly cover has slight bubbling in lower right corner-see picture- artwork not affected, just case

  • digital natives – three shits to the wind – housecraft recordings

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    Oops, a hundred and fifty releases. How come it took 12 years?

    Digital Natives – Three Shits to the Wind (3xc60)

    The Vimy flies again. She backs in among them. Wrought in silver and now exercised exclusively in ceremonies, getting a grip. Inside, as I arrive a patented fly-wheel and one-way clutch closed test track. It’s a tad slower than a Porsche but at dinnertime he sits on the floor with his family and eats rice and meat with his fingers. It’s a race beside the race.

    limited to 50
    3 clear cassettes minimally etched to denote # in the series

  • digital natives – parted by the say – housecraft – 3xcassette

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    Heres it is. The first of several 3-cassette box volumes, housed in fancy clear hard plastic norelco-book-style cases. What can be said? 66 tracks. Over three hours. Nearly endless chopped and scuffed narrative oracle churning through this, that, and everything. Dig in, dig deep. A wellspring for the top shelf. See the moon. edition of 50. type II BASF cass.

  • ap vague – empty rooms – bluebird recordings

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    Tracks one and two recorded live at Anne Frank Studios in Philadelphia, 11/05/12 and 12/21/12
    Released on cassette as “Ensign Ro”

    Tracks three and four recorded live at Aux Performance Space in Philadelphia, 01/10/13 and 02/07/13
    Released on cassette as “Ezri Dax”

    Tracks five and six recorded live at Anne Frank Studios in Philadelphia, 03/01/13 and 03/13/13
    Released on cassette as “Seven of Nine”

  • various – complementary music 2010 – 2013 – edições Cn

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    A triple cassette box. Including a ten page booklet w/ pictures, drawings and texts by Ada Van Hoorebeke.

    Three cassettes w/ music created by Hanna Giese (Moemlin), Eva Van Deuren (Orphan Fairytale), Wietske Van Gils (Huur Is Duur), Francesco Cavaliere (Sea Urchin), Lieven Martens Moana (Dolphins Into The Future).
    These pieces where created as being the aural counterpoints for installations by Ada Van Hoorebeke. Both “The Shop Floor” and the a-side of “Batik Toilet”, are direct recordings of the sound loops present at the eponymous installations. The b-side of “Batik Toilet” as well as “Spirits And Landscapes” are composed collages of elements from sound fragments of the original installations.
    released 30 October 2013

  • rainforest spiritual enslavement – the plant with many faces / folklore venom – 3xcass w/ shirt

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    The return of yellow herb ambient.

    Set includes 2xCS “The Plant With Many Faces” with additional “Folklore Venom” CS, over 80 minutes of chance to the green devil. 100% cotton EI-LO t-shirt and full size booklet. edition of 99.