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13 MINUTES LEFT IN THE SUMMER SALE July 31, 2008

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not that anyone is reading this blog with 13 minutes left… but, what the hell.. if anyone orders between now and then we’ll send them a free cd.. any cd in the catalog.. new or old.

that being said, in 13 minutes the new online shop will go up that features the new 12k shirts. last week i accidentally uploaded the shop that contained the new Steinbruchel release “MIT OHNE“... a couple people saw that and ordered it right away.. so i couldn’t really take it down at that point.

tomorrow (friday) i will be making the official announcement that it’s available… those who ordered it this week got advance copies..

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MOSKITOO + FOURCOLOR/FILFLA EUROPEAN TOUR July 31, 2008

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12k artists Moskitoo and Fourcolor are headed to europe for a handful of shows. should be fantastic… don’t miss the dates near you!

sun 21.SEP.08 Rotterdam, NL
tue 23.SEP.08 Lyon, France
wed 24.SEP.08 Geneva, Switzerland
th 25.SEP.08 Zurich, Switzerland
fr 26.SEP.08 Strasbourg, France (TBA)
th 02.OCT.08 Leuven, belgium supporting Adem
su 05.OCT.08 Dordrecht, NL

MOSKITOO MYSPACE PAGE: http://www.myspace.com/moskitoo

TAYLOR DEUPREE INTERVIEW AT IGLOO MAGAZINE July 31, 2008

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Igloo Magazine has an interview with me online now.

HERE.

the interview was transcribed from a radio interview i did with Solopsistic Nation and aired on the radio around the country.

you can download the radio interview

HERE

07.27.08) Taylor Deupree is the founder of the 12k music label. 12k is an independent boutique label that showcases artists who specialize in experimental electronic music. To date, 12k has released over 50 CDs since the label’s inception in 1997 and 40 CDs on 12k’s sub-label, LINE. Due to the caliber of music Taylor offers 12k has become one of the most respected experimental electronic labels in the world. Each album from 12k is a special and made even more unique by Taylor’s insistence that he only releases 1000 copies of each CD.
I think that 12k puts out some of the most beautiful electronic music I’ve ever heard. Since most of the albums on 12k are quiet things I’ve come to enjoy how the sounds of the environment I’m in when I listen to 12k releases become part of the music while the music colors my perceptions of the environment I’m in. It’s a sublime experience.

Igloo :: You founded 12k in 1997 and the label focuses on experimental electronic music with such artists as Tetsu Inoue, Ghislain Poirier and Richard Chartier. You’ve been involved with the electronic music scene as early as 1993 with Prototype 909 and Human Mesh Dance. What lead to your decision to launch 12k Records?

Taylor Deupree :: It was in ’95 or ’96. I had a deal with Silent Records and they basically just never did anything. It took months and months and probably close to a year. I had a finished album and Silent just wasn’t doing anything so I said “Screw this, I’m gonna start my own label.” I didn’t really have a plan, at first. It was basically just to get this album out that I had waiting around and used my experience at working at Instinct, which I did for a number of years. Sort of learned how to run a label and how not to run a label. I had no idea what was going to happen but I’m really glad I did it because 12k has really been the center of life for just about 12 years now.

….read more at links above.

TAYLOR DEUPREE: PRÉSIDENT D’HONNEUR – QWARTZ MUSIC AWARDS July 30, 2008

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http://www.qwartz.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=277&Itemid=91

I am very proud and humbled to be elected as the President of Honor at the 2009 Qwartz Music Awards in Paris. I will be present, from April 2-5, at the ceremony to hand out awards and speak. There will also likely be a concert featuring 12k artists.

NEW 12k SHIRTS IN TODAY July 28, 2008

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the first of 2 new 12k shirts arrived today. once Shirt02 arrives they’ll go on sale…..

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ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT ON THE 12K/LINE SUMMER SALE July 28, 2008

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the 12k/LINE Back Catalogue Summer Sale ends on July 31st. it’s been a fantastic success for us, getting older releases into the hands of eager listeners. the combined upfall and downfall of it is that a few older releases have now sold out and will no longer be available.. and a couple more are on the verge of being gone…

HEAD ON OVER TO THE 12K SHOP HERE

coming this fall are a few of the most exciting projects we’ve seen in a while.. some really different stuff.

POSTING REMOTELY FROM THE IPHONE… BECAUSE I CAN July 26, 2008

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testing out the new iPhone WordPress app. definitely has potential…

on topic: October will see a new double-CD from Kenneth Kirschner. I heard it yesterday… it is stunning, and epic. a serious, serious work and unquestionably the best thing Kirschner has ever done.

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TAYLOR DEUPREE: THE QUESTIONNAIRE July 24, 2008

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Thierry Massard keeps a great blog where he asks artists to fill out answers to a simple questionnaire. It gives a little bit of personal insight, often not discussed in interviews, on these artists. I have answered the questions, the link is below. there are a lot of other great artists involved as well.

http://the-questionnaire.blogspot.com/

:: the questionnaire is based on the original “questionnaire of marcel proust”, created by antoinette faure around 1890 – a thierry massard project

SHIRT 02 BY STEINBRÜCHEL July 23, 2008

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the 2nd of two 12k tshirts designed by Ralph Steinbrüchel. Both of the shirts will be available very soon.

PHOTOGRAPHING SEA LAST July 23, 2008

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here is a photo taken of me by my uncle using a pinhole camera. this shot was taken while i was photographing on the beach for the Sea Last project.