(12K1089: 881626527122/12K2040: 881626527115)
Release date: 2/1/2019
Corey Fuller is one half of the duo Illuha on 12k and Break is his first solo recording for 12k. A crashing wave, the breaking dawn, an impact, the crushing of emotional spirit... the breaking of a storm. These are all relevant ideas behind his choice of a title for this highly emotional album. Fuller has addressed the universality of human struggle without going into specifics of his own personal waves. The ideas that we as humans all share many of the same difficulties is both a launching point and a message he wishes to share with Break — the catharsis.
While Illuha’s music is known for its attention to small sounds and light textures, Break, while equally as fragile, sees Fuller working with much heavier elements. Still highly melodic, the work pulls and churns between harmony and tension, weight and air, the crash of a wave, the pull of the undertow. The album is focused intensely on melody and harmony, progressions more carefully composed than the serendipitous found sound of his work with Illuha.
The piano is often at the center of these songs, an instrument (his own) that has become much an extension of his own body. His own voice plays an important role as well, sometimes lyrically ethereal and sometimes just a breath signifying the ever-fragile thread of life. Beautifully recorded in his Tokyo studio, the sounds are captured with all of their inherent physical flaws. As Fuller himself states about the piano being “Recorded in a way that you can hear the bones, like an open ribcage, moving contorting...” Everything on Break is there for a reason, not just the sound and soul of the piano but the electronic elements as well, rattling bass tones and dramatic, emotional waves of synthesizer rising and dissolving.
If a single word can be used to describe Break it is physical. From the instruments and techniques used to produce the album to the concepts of vulnerability of the human body. Break is an emotional riptide where violence and rest struggle to be the last voice.
1. Seiche i) Adrift ii) Asunder iii) Aground
5. Look Into The Heart Of Light, The Silence
6. A Hymn For The Broken
7. A Handful Of Dust
Release date: 10/2/2020Okay, hands up those of you who were aware of Tongue. Don't lie... Yeah, I know: the result is the opposite of "the...
Release date: 9/25/2020.Wayfinding is Christopher Bissonnette’s sixth solo studio release and his first, of hopefully many, for 12k. The album embodies an evolution of Bissonnette’s...
Release date: 9/18/2020Numbered limited edition of 500 10” MINI-LP. Vanilla color vinyl with download.TRACKLIST: 01 Te Propongo 02 Las Plantas De La Terraza 03 Dame...
Release date: 9/25/2020Limited edition Chocolate Color Vinyl LP with download.CD in digipak.TRACKLIST: 01 Never Gonna Let You Go 02 Don't Take Me To Heart 03...
Release date: 9/18/2020.Reissue.Vinyl is limited edition of 300.CD in digipak.It was not so long time ago in history of modern music, when influence of musicians on...
Release date: 10/2/2020 Tracklist: 1. Fri 2. Os 3. Captain Gold Silver 4. From 5. Our 6. Sins Three of Norway’s most vital musicians got together...
US release date: 9/18/2020. Re-issue. 2xLP - Second edition. Black vinyl. Cover has same graphics but printed in different colors - silver and black. CD...
Release date: 9/25/2020 Tracklist: 1. Ix Chel 2. Chaac 3. Kinich Ahau 4. Kukulkan 5. Yum Cimil 6. Yumil Kaxob All tracks by Justin Pinkerton California...