Craven Faults - Enclosures second edition + new T-shirt
Published 05 February, 2021 by DM

Craven Faults - Enclosures second edition + new T-shirt

In November, Craven Faults released a mini-album entitled Enclosures, and it sold out quicker than you can say "analogue electronic journeys across post-industrial Northern Britain." Here's a second edition for those that missed out. The new version has revised artwork, and will be released on black vinyl only. It will be in shops April 23rd, and is available to pre-order now.

While we're at it, we have just a handful of the second edition of Erratics & Unconformities with photobook in the revised red gatefold sleeve left on pre-order. Nudge.

It's also time for another Craven Faults T-shirt design. Get your orders in for light grey shirts with black print logo now. These are limited to 50 and produced to order, so please ensure you input the correct size at the checkout. They will be shipping around the beginning of March. | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook |
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Murcof - 'Underwater Lament (Full Version)'
Published 05 February, 2021 by DM

No sooner did we announce the return of Murcof to Leaf, than we heard there would be manufacturing delays with the vinyl. Murcof's spectacular The Alias Sessions album will now be released May 21st on triple black vinyl, Bandcamp/Norman Records exclusive blood red vinyl, double CD and digital. It is also available on concrete grey vinyl from independent record shops only. Pre-order now.

You can download the full version of lead track 'Underwater Lament' for free from Murcof's Bandcamp now. It is also available on your streaming service of choice. | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook |
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Murcof - The Alias Sessions
Published 13 January, 2021 by DM

We are delighted to welcome Murcof back to the Leaf stable for the first time in thirteen years, with the release of his mammoth and visionary new album, The Alias Sessions. This collection brings together all the elements we’ve come to expect from Fernando Corona - meticulous sound design, ghostly samples, forceful beats, diaphanous atmosphere - but pushes the sound even further in terms of both abstraction and beauty.

Our relationship with Murcof goes back to 2002, and it’s difficult to overstate just how important debut album Martes is for the label. As additional chapters in the Murcof story were written - 2004’s Utopía, 2005’s boldly cinematic Remembranza, and 2007’s epic Cosmos, with its integration of acoustic instruments - Corona continued to expand the parameters of the project while maintaining its unique sonic signature. In the years since, he has moved from Tijuana to Barcelona and produced solo and collaborative work for labels including Infiné and Mundo, composing music for film and television along the way.

The Alias Sessions is the most ambitious and wide-ranging Murcof album to date. Corona began work on this music in April 2017, when he met with choreographer Guilherme Botelho, leader of Geneva-based dance company Alias, about a new performance piece - ‘Contre-Mondes’. Versions of these compositions make up the first half of the album. Corona continued work with the organisation for a 2018 performance entitled ‘Normal.’ which now forms the second part of the record.

Watch the video for first single ‘Underwater Lament’ which features the disembodied limbs of the Alias dance company.

The Alias Sessions will be released April 9th and is available to pre-order now on double CD, and triple vinyl - cut at 45rpm for the best possible sound quality. The vinyl will be packaged in a deluxe spot-varnished gatefold sleeve, with initial pressings including an additional gatefold insert containing extraordinary images from the ‘Contre-Mondes’ performances. An edition of 300 on blood red vinyl will be available exclusively through Norman Records and Bandcamp. A concrete grey vinyl edition of 500 will be available from independent record shops worldwide, as well as a standard black vinyl edition. | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook |
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Nightports - Wat Chedi Luang EP
Published 04 December, 2020 by DM

Nightports follow this year’s Nightports w/ Betamax album with a different take on their rule of restriction. Their simple rule has, until this point, been that only sounds created by a featured musician can be used on each release. On their ‘places’ series, they create music with sounds recorded in a specific location on one day. These sounds can be transformed, distorted, translated, processed and reprocessed, stretched, cut, ordered and reordered without limitation.

The sounds on the Wat Chedi Luang EP were recorded at a 14th Century temple in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand on December 22nd 2018. “The place has a sense of importance and grandeur which runs hand in hand with a sense of loss and decay,” Adam Martin explains. “It is a quiet, ruined temple in the middle of a loud, bustling city - a place of contrasts.” This sense of peace within the frenetic sounds of people and traffic is reflected on the tracks. Bird song and the ringing of ceremonial bells are juxtaposed with the roar of motorbikes and tuk-tuks in the distance.

The Wat Chedi Luang EP is out now, with 24-bit wavs available to download on a pay-what-you-feel basis via Bandcamp. | Twitter | Facebook |
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Craven Faults: Enclosures (DOCK 73)
Craven Faults

Keeley Forsyth: Photograph (DOCK 74 )
Keeley Forsyth
Domenique Dumont: People on Sunday (BAY 127)
Domenique Dumont
People on Sunday

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