Home Diaries 016

by No Death

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1.
Years 04:34
2.
Months 03:24
3.
Weeks 03:31 video
4.
Days 04:34
5.
Seconds 03:25
6.
Lament 05:56

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Home Diaires 016: No Death

Home Diaries is an invitation to artists and musicians to create an album or EP to document their personal experience during the lockdown or social distancing conditions that are upon us, due to the coronavirus outbreak. The series reflects a range of sounds, styles and ideas, as each artist portrays their own reflections uniquely. Each release is digital only for now, as we hope to raise what we can to help keep our label ticking over at this time. The releases feature a recurring polaroid image of a small lonely house, with a coloured filter chosen by the artist for each respective release. We interview each artist and this is included as a bonus PDF with the download. You can also check out the Home Diaries series on Spotify if you prefer, which will be available to stream in due course.

Our next Home Diaries edition sees No Death join the series, from Wisconsin, USA. Jack Duros, the man behind the project, has released several cassettes through labels such as No Problema Tapes, Sounds Against Humanity and Dream Catalogue. He also runs Alien Garage, which is a label he curates alongside Japanese artist Rhucle.

Jack lives alone, except for his pet Green Cheek Conure, Petey and following the pandemic outbreak, he has had to postpone a move to Tokyo, Japan which was due to take place in March. Living alone has given Jack lots of opportunity to recall and think about memories. This became the focus for his Home Diaries record, as he thought about how his mind recalls memory. He intentionally used ideas of nostalgia by adding them into these pieces. One example includes in the opening track Jack had asked his brother to record his 11 month old daughter Jane (Jack’s niece) whilst she was playing. Another is the video for Weeks which was originally shot by his uncle Keith in the 1970s for a school project when he was teaching his brother Scott how to fly the aircraft in the video. This short album is wondrously stirring and does not contain a shred of darkness, as these sounds were inspired by the best moments of the artist's past. They're a beacon of warmth and positivity in these strange times that are upon us.

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released May 29, 2020

Written and produced by Jack Duros
Mastered by James Edward Armstrong
Artwork by Harry Towell
Video filmed by John Duros at Schaumburg Airport in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA.

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Whitelabrecs is a UK based experimental record label established in 2016, specialising in highly limited runs of vinyl- effect CDrs. We specialise in Ambient, Modern Classical and Electro Acoustic music.

Named one of A Closer Listen's best labels of 2020: bit.ly/3i68VOc
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