Record Label: Leaving Records
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Knx, aka Knxwledge, is a beat maker raised in central New Jersey and Philadelphia, now dialing-it-in at home in Los Angeles. Anthology is the essential instrumentals curation from the forty some-odd Knx Bandcamp releases 2009-2013. At fifty three tracks, Anthology is also available as a limited collector's edition double-cassette.
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A particular perceptive trance from Ahnnu focusing on the finer details - birth name Leland Jackson delivers “Perception” as his 2nd full length avant-garde masterwork for Leaving Records. First run of 300 cassettes wrapped in silver translucent O-Card. Cover collage from Ahnnu, Typography Jesse Moretti, mastered by Matthewdavid.
Brogan Bentley first appeared on Leaving Records in 2012 with a tantalizingly brief self-titled cassette EP. After a highly productive incubation period, the young producer returns with his debut LP, The Snake. Its 12 compositions writhe, slink, and crawl through the dark and hazy fog-scape of Bentley’s home of San Francisco in the Year of the Snake. According to the producer, “The Snake is a sonic documentation of coming into new skin, living in it and shedding it.” Fittingly, The Snake is an album of transformation, winding its way around the brooding Burial-esque Whispers, the ecstatic Juke, sparse Acid, and anthemic Diva House. Despite many such radical shifts in color, the album plays out in an utterly natural and captivating sequence. Mournful and uplifting in the same degree, this collection of contemplative yet propulsive dance tracks captures the scope of living, loving, and grasping for understanding all at the same time.
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Cakedog is Leland Jackson aka Ahnnu. Leaving Records writes, “Inspired by the Battle Groundz in Chicago, Menace in the Phantom is an authentic footwork tape of 14 cypher trax. RIP DJ RASHAD.
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A collaboration of Dakim from Detroit and Fumitake Tamura (Bun) from Japan. The two construct beats by exchanging sound sources with each other, everything from ambient sounds to avant-garde beats.