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ARTIST
TITLE
Leave/Trace
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
GLEX 1301LP GLEX 1301LP
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RELEASE DATE
12/9/2016

2013 release. Glistening Examples present Leave/Trace, the vinyl debut of Grisha Shakhnes. Formerly operating under the name of Mites, Shakhnes has been recording and performing in Tel Aviv, Israel since 2008. His work has been issued both privately in limited handmade CD-R editions, and internationally through Alamut Records (Jerusalem), Mystery Sea (Belgium), and Copy For Your Records (NYC). Consider Leave/Trace a graduation ceremony, as Shakhnes steps away from pseudonyms and into the spotlight of his own exceptional music. Leave/Trace offers a compelling display of musical abstraction, blending field recordings from peculiar and mundane origins into sumptuously detailed and surreally original new forms. Shakhnes is deftly able to capture and juxtapose otherwise overlooked details of commonplace events, placing his work at the fulcrum of contemporary tape music. Never overly literal, Leave/Trace instead allows the listener to find their own way through its compositions, granting rich reward for those willing to make the journey. Recorded, edited, and mixed by Grisha Shakhnes. Mastered by Jason Lescalleet at Glistening Labs, USA. Artwork by Yael Skidelsky. Layout by Matthew Revert. "This is unquestionably Grisha's most convincing statement to date, and one which cements him in the frontline of artists to watch. A fabulous LP." --Graham Lambkin, Kye Records.