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The Home Diaries

by Whitelabrecs

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    This special limited edition release is in a run of 100 copies, modelled around the classic gatefold vinyl double LP. It includes printed front, rear and inner sleeves featuring an oil painting of the cover artwork by Adrian Lane, along with card sleeves which houses a printed vinyl-effect CDrs. There is also a world map on the inner left sleeve, which illustrates using pushpins, where the artists in this compilation are from.

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  • Ultra deluxe foil print matchbox with double gatefold CDrs and photo booklet
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This special limited edition release is in a run of 70 copies, modelled around the classic gatefold vinyl double LP. It includes printed front, rear and inner sleeves featuring an oil painting of the cover artwork by Adrian Lane, along with card sleeves which houses a printed vinyl-effect CDrs. There is also a world map on the inner left sleeve, which illustrates using pushpins, where the artists in this compilation are from.

    The CDs are contained inside a matchbox style card case, which also includes a booklet of photos taken from each artist’s home.

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about

VARIOUS ARTISTS - THE HOME DIARIES

It’s fair to say that the events of the year 2020 will go down as quite a year and may form a large part of the history curriculum for the children of tomorrow. The pandemic is of course just part of the story, against a backdrop of political unrest, climate change and injustice too.

Whitelabrecs was affected with the closure of our local post office, meaning we were unable to ship our CDs. We also felt we had a duty not to hold up a queue of people and decided to stop production of our catalog. During that time, to make sure we still had a label left to return to, we launched the ambitious Home Diaries series. It ran for 3 months and in that relatively short space of time, the series reached 30 releases!

Home Diaries was an invitation to artists and musicians to create an album or EP to document their personal experience during the lockdown or social distancing conditions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The series reflects a range of sounds, styles and ideas, as each artist portrayed their own reflections uniquely, available as a digital only edition including a bonus interview and photos.
Each of the 30 digital editions in the Home Diaries series is an individual work of art, created to share the varying experiences felt by each artist.

This compilation album pulls together a track from each record, sequenced in a way that flows as a specially curated environment, over the course of two CDs. We have two versions available as follows:

A standard edition, which is a double-disc gatefold vinyl-effect CDr album, featuring a re-interpretation of the original cover artwork, painted by Adrian Lane.

A deluxe matchbox edition, in which the double-disc gatefold vinyl-effect CDr is housed inside a gold foil-etched box, which also contains a booklet which includes a photo from each artist's home during lockdown. This version serves as a time capsule into the original series; a keepsake which is limited to just 70 copies.

If you opt for the digital version, this also includes the photo booklet as a bonus PDF item.

credits

released January 23, 2021

Painting and artwork by Adrian Lane
Booklet images provided by each respective artist
Packaging layout by Harry Towell
Compilation curated by Harry Towell

All tracks mastered by James Edward Armstrong, except:
12 'Out In The Open' Mastered by John Hannon
17 'Distance Learning' Mastered by Michael Southard
29 -'Stanze e Distanze (part 2)' Mastered by Francis M. Gri

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Whitelabrecs England, UK

Whitelabrecs is an experimental record label established in 2016, specialising in highly limited runs of vinyl-effect CDrs and occasional digital-only editions. The discography focuses on contemporary Ambient music, including Drone, Modern Classical and Electro Acoustic. ... more

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