Small Melodies (kk005)

by Various Artists(KK005)

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Text by Nao Sugimoto

This is the first compilation album from Spekk compiled by the label owner mondii. Each of the artists were asked to compose a track with their interpretations of "small melodies" with Keywords like Warm, tender and calm. It was meant to present diversity of minimal-style music in a peaceful "harmonic" way. And it was a coincidence that both Taylor Deupree & Stephan Mathieu created a track dedicated to their child.

The first half of the album is the more "digital" side and the last half more "analog" side encompassing laptop digital processing to field recording materials (For instance, Naph's track is only made out of frequencies within the wind/air) to band oriented materials.

Participants delivers these great pieces of music from various continents including USA, Sweden, France, Germany, Australia and Japan showing slight relationships between each other which kind of gives us a warm feeling of unity within this ongoing global minimalist scene. It was also my intention to present that nowadays, there are not much differences between the outputs from more digital background artists and more band oriented musicians due to their methods of composing (technology) and interests and such. Evidently, more and more rock labels will release digital processed music and bands will use digital softwares, electronic artists will become more aware of small sounds and warmth of the nature. I take this positive!

credits

released October 18, 2005

1.my electric laddy land - Ultra Milkmaids
produced by y.r.
www.ultra-milkmaids.com

2.for a pulse or two - Sogar
produced by jurgen heckel
sogar@noos.fr

3.sunnyside suns & sounds - Tomoyoshi Date
produced by tomoyoshi date
additional sounds by chihei hatakeyama
datetomoyoshi@hotmail.com

4.for nicholas - Taylor Deupree
produced by taylor deupree
published by 12kmusic
taylor@12k.com

5.the latter - Hervé Boghossian
produced by herve boghossian
hboghossian@list-en.com

6.film - Aen
produced by aen
commune@mpd.biglobe.ne.jp

7.village - Naph
produced by toru ohara
ohara@naph.name

8.star skid - Tape
produced by andreas berthling, johan berthling, tomas hallonsten
johan@hapna.com

9.thirsty boots - Oren Ambarchi
produced by oren ambarchi
published by touch music
info@orenambarchi.com

10.beautiful losers - Fenton
produced by dan abrams
fenton@superbaka.com

11.finale - RdL
produced by mondii & toru ohara
additional sounds by uison, shota inaba, keiichi sugimoto
nao@spekk.net

12.inside/outside - Anderegg
produced by brendon anderegg

13.between - mondii
produced by mondii
nao@spekk.net

14.small melody (für richard) - Stephan Mathieu
produced by stephan mathieu
published by freibank
www.bitsteam.de

mastered by zengyo
compiled and artwork by mondii

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