<!-- Deleted image removed: -->With over eighty releases since its inception by Taylor Deupree in 1997, Pound-Ridge-based music label 12k has decisively defined and developed the concept of minimalism in the realms of electronic music for more than a decade. Fusing elements from Ambient and Electro-Acoustic Composition with carefully arranged digital glitches and associative micro-noises, the label's aesthetics revolve around a precisely-outlined, yet deeply emotional concoction of the technological and the organic. Eschewing the typical marketing mechanisms of the commercial music industry, Deupree has sculpted a platform whose influence today extends well beyond the confinements of the experimental community. 12k's integral approach, in which the label's instantly recognizable, elegantly spartan artwork enters into an inseparable symbiosis with the music, has created a timeless audiovisual language respected and appreciated all over the world.
Part of this highly personal approach can be traced back to the roots of 12k as an “anti-label” originally founded as a response to a bad record deal: no press and promo work was performed for the first two releases, with even distribution being handled exclusively through the company's fledgling website. After its rebellious beginnings, Deupree's brainchild developed into an adventurous space for discovering his true identity as a musician and then inviting others to join him in that pursuit. Although still heavily... Read More