Nachtstück Records is net label founded in early 2014, working within releasing experimental music under creatives commons licenses, for free download, with possibility for donatives. all the incoming money of our releases, is being donated has been donated to UNICEF until the end of march of 2016. from now onwards, we will be supporting processing foundation, The Processing Foundation was founded in 2012 after more than a decade of work with the original Processing software. The Foundation’s mission is to promote software literacy within the visual arts, and visual literacy within technology-related fields — and to make these fields accessible to diverse communities. the goal of processing foundation is to empower people of all interests and backgrounds to learn how to program and make creative work with code, especially those who might not otherwise have access to these tools and resources. Furthermore, we will be helping STEIM. STEIM (STudio for Electro Instrumental Music) is a center for research and development of new musical instruments in the electronic performing arts, located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Electronic music in STEIM's context is always strongly related to the physical and direct actions of a musician. In this tradition, STEIM supports artists in residence such as composers and performers, but also multimedia and video artists to develop setups which allow for improvisation and performance with individually designed technology. The name of the label is inspired on Dick Raaymakers Nachtmuziek.
cover image by Tiago Morais Morgado
SANMI is the moniker of the Japanese artist Kyo Yanagi, a very prolific and active Japanese musician, from Shiraoi, Hokkaido in Japan, active in music since 1998. He works with algorithmic composition as a mean to sculpt IDM tracks, using MaxMSP, MaxForLive and Ableton, and has released music in a countless number of labels and net labels. Besides, he regularly collaborates with the artist V4W.Enko (aka Evganiy Vaschwenko), from the Kvitnu (Ukraine) label artist rooster, with who he has an electronic music duo. Besides these activities he recently engaged in the practice of free improvised music.
The small ep cult again, is a political IDM music album, contesting the current socio-economic and warfare environment that we live nowadays, in countries such as palestine/israel, serbia, ukraine, etc.
released August 19, 2014
all tracks composed, mixed and mastered by SANMI (aka Kyo Yanagi)
artwork by Asa Taura