12th Isle

D.K. “Live at the Edge” (12th Isle)

2020-05-21T20:50:12+00:00May 21st, 2020|

Nostalgia-tinged 90s electronica and second room IDM from the legend that is D.K.

ISLE008.5 shows Parisian artist D.K.’s concern for the nostalgia-tinged 90s electronica and second room IDM that inform not just his compositional practice but also our own tastes here at the label. Recorded live at the intimate South Korean venue The Edge, this limited 12″ births fleeting moments in a late night music bar into physical form. Propulsive rhythmic tension, heavy doses of reverb and glassy, cavernous sound design across six movements.

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XYR “El Dorado” (12th Isle)

2020-03-07T05:47:35+00:00March 29th, 2018|

Glasgow based 12th Isle present some experimental cinema sonics by Vladimir Karpov. Electroacoustic research practice and shadowy wind instruments come together to form this unique interpretation of the mythical city of gold. Utilising rare, half forgotten Soviet era synthesisers, Karpov creates immersive soundscapes under the name XYR. The Formanta mini keytar and the Alisa 1377 lend Karpov’s music strange, seldom heard atmospheres which the St. Petersburg native then combines with field recordings, toy percussion and wood flute to further build upon his utopian narratives. Part concept album, part nod to Popol Vuh, his attempt to channel the thematics of the ancient tale of the Muisca people through his modest home studio.

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Ramzi “Peze-Piton” (12th Isle)

2018-01-21T20:48:29+00:00January 21st, 2018|

The ever enigmatic RAMZi graces 12th Isle with ‘Pèze-Piton’ – a 9 track visitation of the familiarly disjointed melodies and rhythms that make up our favourite sonic-nymph’s unique musical language. Driven by the self-appointed task of encouraging interspecies harmony (to which we gladly lend a helping hand), each song stands as an anthem for this unified global biota; trudging considerations and skittish proclamations offering up something that shows once again just how exciting RAMZi’s sound is. Limited edition LP comes housed in screenprinted sleeve

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