The Cyclist – Bones in Motion
Cover art & Design: Jesselisa
Limited quantities available direct from LR, purchase below
CS, total runtime 1.2 hours
*Limited to 300 copies
*Three cassette-only bonus cuts = “Chime”, “Cape Obscured”, “Sheen - Suzanne Kraft remix”
*Custom-printed collector’s edition JCard.
2LP + Download, total runtime 59.1 min
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“Bones in Motion, the Northern Ireland hailing producer’s latest full-length exercise, is dance music Leaving Records style – thoroughly busted techno for the post-punk demo tape set. On a blurry path between house music’s early analog experiments and astounding vistas in modern digital production, you will hear ghostly wisps of woozy trance, distorted and dazzling, cooing through a thick haze of warbling warmth and soulful, revolving resonance. Propelled rhythmically by a ramshackle assemblage of maimed drum machines and battered samples, Bones in Motion doggedly pedals ahead with no finish line in sight – towards the endless possibilities of electronic music.”
dancer: Renata video: Jesse
Ras G – El-Aylien Pt.II: C.razy A.lien
1-sided 7″ custom silk-screened, hand-stamped, & numbered
Includes two C.razy A.lien tracks + exclusive track “Times Cold”
Total runtime 5 min, limited to 300 copies
Complete C.razy A.lien album in its entirety.
CS, total runtime 15.4 min
Limited to 300 copies
SOLD OUT (find remaining copies at Poobah Records in Pasadena!)
Pillar of Los Angeles experimental music RAS G beats-down the beat-scene yet again with the follow-up to 2010′s El-Aylien.
Cover art: Kristian Henson, Silk-Screened by: Hit+Run
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Directed by Miko Revereza, from Dual Form & The Cyclist’s debut full-length “Bones In Motion” due March 26th via Leaving & Stones Throw…
Directed by Miko Revereza
“Hawk Wind” from Dual Form: 19 all-new tracks from the deepest LR freaks and friends. Gatefold double vinyl, double cassette, CD, and digital at stonesthrow.com
*Please limit your purchase to one shirt per order.
Only 75 black American Apparel shirts, 10S 15M 30L 15XL 5XXL
*To our Japanese friends: Matthewdavid is touring Japan next month (Dec2012), and will have more T-Shirts for you at shows!
Check the tour dates.
SOLD OUT AT LR, PLEASE BUY FROM STONESTHROW.COM
19 all-new tracks from LR’s finest freaks. Gatefold vinyl, dual-cassette, CD digi-pack, and digital download official release date Jan 22nd, 2013 via Stones Throw Records
Dual Form is a 53-minute dive into the musical other, a place where freedom of form meets depth of vision, where the old world rhythms meet new world means, and where your labels – wonky, lo-fi, ambient, body music, nerd shit, beat scene, No Wave, pysch, pop – begin to fall apart. Leaving Records is one of Los Angeles’ best, a hand-curated cassette label whose international reach belies its boutique status and DIY style. Its rare editions are snatched up instantly, sent off to the mailboxes of those who know around the globe. Dual Form finds Leaving teaming up for the first time with Stones Throw Records. The partnership was natural: the two labels are both based in the Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles and share a similar spirit and an enthusiasm for outsider music and art.
Leaving has never been a traditional label. It was born humble in a Highland Park garage to Matthewdavid and partner/visual director Jesselisa Moretti. They gave it their spare time, and the imprint grew starting with a late 2009 tape from local Dilla-phile Dak, who Matthewdavid discovered while engineering a web radio session for his day job with Dublab. The pair silk-screened slipcases by hand and made enough change to fund the next project. To this day, Leaving is still curated by gut, not by genre, and their family of contributors has grown to include folks as physically and stylistically far-flung as U.K. dance usurper the Cyclist, Moscow beat beast Lapti, Baltimore New Ageist Semya, Philly producer Knx, and Belgian collagist Ssaliva.
Naturally, Dual Form reflects the brightly burning light guiding Leaving’s doings: an elevated level of experimentation combined with the twinning beliefs that art is sacred and music is magic. In a way, avant chanteuse Julia Holter provides this set’s mantra with her haunting cover of Arthur Russell’s “You and Me Both” when she sings, “Want to keep on doing.” To that end, Anticon founder Odd Nosdam delivers the booming but elegiac “Sisters,” Postal Service electrician Dntel gets playful with “Windy Windy,” psychedelic blueser Sun Araw discovers transcendence for “Right Off,” and Serengeti teams with Matthewdavid for the far-out rap of “Into the Night.”
Dual Form could’ve easily been a retrospective of Leaving Records’ “greatest hits,” but that’d be a disingenuous introduction to a label that’s always looking forward. All of the tracks on the album are new, original recordings. If the names gathered here look unfamiliar, it’d be a good time to start studying them.
Stones Throw will begin distributing select Leaving releases, starting with The Cyclist’s debut album in early 2013.
Directed by Miko Revereza
CS, total runtime 58.9 min
limited to 200 copies
SOLD OUT OF TAPES.
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Three years after ‘standthis‘ (LR001), the elusive and visionary dak returns with a formidable double dose of electronic abstractions and psychedelic hip-hop. The visual accompaniments set the scene: ‘youstandit’ hovers above a chaotic jumble of wires and machinery, all post-idm paranoia and claustrophobic detroit futurism, while ‘leftrecord’ shows a lush green overgrowth, encompassing the gritty, unconventional and untamed rhythms and textures of the natural world. ‘youstandit / leftrecord’ finds dak walking the blurry line between these two starkly different, yet disconcertingly similar environments– untangling, hacking, and digging his way through many dense layers in pursuit of a beautiful and harmonious peace underneath.
Brogan Bentley‘s crucially chopped & screwed summertime mini-mix for all lovers and leaners.
Ginuwine- Differences – The Life (2001)
R. Kelly – I Wish – TP-2.com (2000)
Eightball – Drama In My Life – Lost (1998)
Three 6 Mafia (feat Lil Flip & Mr. Biggs)- Don’t Cha Get Mad – Most Known Unknown (2005)
Future (feat. Juicy J) – I’m Trippin – Pluto Album (2012)
Amber London – Four Twenty – Unreleased (2011)
Matthewdavid -Diamond Ring (Deele Flip) – Jewelry (2012)
Total duration: 38.6 min, 13 tracks
“…nobody knows who I am and nobody cares either.”
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hand-painted CDr, total runtime 40.1 min
limited to 150 copies
DISK II floppy + CDr is sold out…
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DISK II is a full-length series of unreleased ambient music from Matthewdavid compiled since Vol.1 (2008-2012), burned to CDr, then housed in a hand-painted 5 & 1/4″ floppy disk. The nine-track collection features the friendships of Eola, Run DMT, Speculator, and a live performance on KXLU. We’ll be updating the animated .gif with more paintings during the creation process, please allow 2-3 weeks to ship. *DISK II was designed for the invested listening experience and immersion, not only just background ambiance and noise.
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Opening origins further, the Matthewdavid – Jewelry album is free for download via LR.
Cover art painting by: Felix Jackson Jr.
Download: Matthewdavid – Jewelry
01. Gold Rope (Stones flip)
02. Bracelet (Radiance flip)
03. Grill (frosty’s interview tape)
04. Locket (Chi flip)
05. Rolex (RFTW flip)
06. Pendant (Remix for Dynoo)
07. Medallion (Remix for Princeton)
08. Diamond Ring (Deele flip)
Excited to tour w/ Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras, and Diva kicking off Tues, March 6th.
3/6 TUE LAS VEGAS @ BUNKHOUSE SALOON (21+)
3/7 WED TEMPE, AZ @ MEAT MARKET (ALL AGES)
3/9 FRI LUBBOCK, TX @ PRAIRIE FIRE THEATRE (ALL AGES)
3/10 SAT MARFA, TX – TONALISM
3/13-17 AUSTIN SXSW
3/23 FRI BOISE, ID @ TREEFORT FESTIVAL
3/25 SUN CALGARY, AB – MTT FESTIVAL
3/27 TUE VANCOUVER, BC @ WALDORF HOTEL (16+)
3/28 WED SEATTLE, WA @ THE RENDEZVOUS
3/29 THR PORTLAND,OR @ ROTTURE (21+)
3/31 SAT OAKLAND, CA @ PERALTA PALACE
4/1 SUN SANTA CRUZ @ THE CATALYST ATRIUM (16+)
CS, total cassette runtime 38.9min
Limited to 200 copies
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EMV meets white noise with a warm hand on the texture of things previously inanimate. Static, soul, the superficial. Dilla, La Monte Young, Jodorowski.
Eric Michael Vallely’s debut full-length “Resolutions” promotes a continuation of what we believe to be the rising new sort of Fluxus movement for Los Angeles music. Real-time pro duplication on chrome tape, designed by Seth Ferris + printed on custom marbled-stock JCards.
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DOWNLOAD EMV – Repeater
Original cult bass, edits, screws, remixes, and oddities selected from EMV’s secret stash, happy to celebrate the debut release Resolutions out Tuesday February 21st.
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EMV – REALLY
TOM DISSEVELT & KID BALTAN – VIBRATION
RUSTY SANTOS – A UP HIGH
COIL – S IS FOR SLEEP
DIETER SCHUTZ – LITTLE PLANT
RYAN YORK – HIGH LIFE (EMV’S GENUINE DRAFT)
CRUCIFIXION OF SEAN PENN – EMPTY
EMV – VIRGIL VILLA (DEVONWHO REMIX)
RENALDO & THE LOAF – A SOB STORY
FRED FRITH – WALKING SONG
THE HUMAN LEAGUE – DREAMS OF LEAVING (EDIT)
BILL NELSON – CUBICAL DOMES
MIXED BY MATTHEWDAVID: funkenboogie all from select wax recorded to tape, digi-fied for you.
VINYL + Digital, VINYL total runtime: 40 min
Custom Metallic Silver Jackets designed by: Jesselisa Moretti
*2nd pressing of 500 copies SOLD OUT*
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At long-last, Leaving Records is proud to present the debut long-player from Los Angeles’ Julia Holter. Based on the ancient Greek play “Hippolytus”, Tragedy is an epic that merges neo-classical composition with foot-tapping moments of movement, the opus for LR
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Video directed by: Jesselisa Moretti
CS + digital, total runtime: 18 min.
Limited to 200 copies – now SOLD OUT
Cover art: Felix Jackson Jr.
Sept 23rd: Cassette (w / #tape-only B-Side ambient & spoken word piece)
Oct 11th: Digital (A-Side only)
Serengeti – raps / words
Matthewdavid – prod.
ASIDE is rap songs
4.Better When You Flow
DOWNLOAD: DAVIS – LEVERT
CS, total cassette runtime: 41.8min
Limited to 200 copies
Custom Metallic Gold J-Card
CASSETTE SOLD OUT
Featuring the centerpiece “Swedish Tapes”, a nineteen-minute ambient performance piece from Odd Nosdam, recorded at the Swedish-American Hall in San Fransisco, 2010, and four B-Side Matthewdavid supplements.
DOWNLOAD MATTHEWDAVID – REUNITED
Video by: Miko Revereza
Music: Matthewdavid – “Reunited”
Odd Nosdam / Matthewdavid – SWEDISH FISH (SPLIT CS), July 26th
*Notes about Jarrod Fowler‘s P.S. by Timothy Morton:
To generate, or rather to discover from within music itself, substances that resist not only classification as music, but music as such. To locate music as a small island of pseudo-consistency in a gigantic ocean of non-music, after François Laruelle. To locate noise as the infinitesimal subsidence of this island into the ocean, much bigger than noise, quiet, sound and silence.
To force music to think about itself, as music. To see thinking about music as distorted by what is exterior to thought, and even to human being. To discover, with a slightly uncanny horror, that the wall between human being and nonhuman is the appearance of the nonhuman itself. To realize that this wall of resistance is a symptom of what the philosopher Quentin Meillassoux calls hyperchaos.
To delineate through this method a working model of causality itself, which operates by what Jarrod Fowler calls rhythmicity. To investigate beats, which break up sonic continua: one beat as the minuscule flicker of causality. To realize that this causality floats on top of and emerges from the ocean of rhythmicity. To see, to hear that there is only this ocean, continually sampling itself, breaking itself up into itself. To announce this inherently contradictory reality in a sonic form as dialetheia, double-truth: p ∧ ¬p.