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LP1 is the debut edition from London based artist Mirko Vogel. Recorded across almost three years, the record is a sprawling mass of ambient texture, remote harmony and uneasy pulse. Initially born out of extended periods of intense touring with Cut Copy, the earliest recordings were an antidote to the nature of repetition on the road. In the blur of travel, Mirko found a particular pleasure in an attempt to slow or pause time through sound. Moments of this hazy slowness have lingered and found their way onto this debut edition. Following a re-location from Australian to the UK, LP1 began to take on a more distinct character. Whilst working on a variety of film, television and software projects simultaneously, Mirko found his focus shifting. The nature of the recordings began to bend and blur at their edges. Gradually, through a process of subtle iteration the record's particular shape and color began to take hold. LP1 is ultimately a record that compresses time. Each piece has travelled across many territories under various circumstances. With this has come a particular interiority of place. The sound itself creates a moment in which places the listener far from the exceedingly aggressive pace of change of each day. Mirko Vogel has worked and performed as a musician, engineer and programmer in the audible spectrum for the mid-90s. Born in Hamburg, Germany he immigrated to Australia in the late '80s. At the age of 14, he bought his first analog synthesizer and computer starting an affair that would continue to this day. Mirko's projects have taken him to over 60 countries with a broad spectrum of work and collaborations. Planting his feet over the pacific in the early 2000s with Sekiden to numerous world tours as an engineer and programmer with Cut Copy. Mirko's work as studio engineer for Cut Copy's Aria winning and Grammy-nominated album Zonoscope (2011), as well as their follow-up Free Your Mind (2013), was the beginning to a more reflective and studio based sound focus. In 2012, Mirko relocated to London and began a cynosure approach to his solo work.