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Coming soon - qd13 Maps and Diagrams - if all will be lost

Hi friends - hope all good :)


Very pleased to announce that next to share their interpretation of quiet details is the much-loved and prolific stalwart of the electronic music world - Tim Martin (Diagram) - here as Maps and Diagrams.


Out next Wednesday 7th February, digital and limited CD with long-form edition and art print. Listening party time TBC - all welcome!



Including works with a list of illustrious collaborators, Tim has produced scores of albums over the past 20+ years on some of the scene’s most respected labels - and also runs the lovely Handstitched* label, which is a fantastic series, full of his own music and other talents. He hand-makes the artwork and packaging himself to make proper pieces of art.


As Maps and Diagrams he has given us a string of beautiful albums, and ‘if all will be lost’ continues this in stunning form.


Electro-acoustic and synthesised elements endlessly develop, as beautifully textured as they are melodic. As Tim says he was “working within the concept of a quieter sound… ..I’ve constructed an environment of lowercase composition… ..formed into tape loops and recurring instances for an intentional shift towards an experimental tonality and a natural space within the music”. Full quote coming next week.



I’m so pleased to be releasing this record, I dearly love it and Tim’s a wonderful person overflowing with positive energy and creativity.


So here’s some of his music for you to check out:


One of his solo albums:



And a collab recently released on LAAPS:



So looking forward to sharing this next week x


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Found out yesterday that qd12 zakè has reached number 63 in the Official Top 100 Album charts! Just incredible.


Peaking at number 63 is mind-blowing - massive thanks to all of you for making it happen!



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As usual, as two weeks have passed since the release of qd12, on the 1st Feb it’ll be up on streaming services - if you missed my post with my thoughts on streaming - you can check it out here.

Essentially buying music, digital and/or physical, is by far the best way to support artists and streaming will never replace that or come close for helping artists to keep doing what they do - but there’s more to the story.



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Now some shout-outs:


I mentioned the start of the new Moonbuilding Weekly by Neil Mason in collab with Castles In Space recently, and what a brilliant start it’s had - two issues in and already essential reading for good music news on a Friday.


Very honoured q12 Lapis by zakè featured in the inaugural edition as the first entry of the good stuff column - “This is (another) corker of a release from qd. zakè’s work has real soul. There’s an atmosphere to his work that is something special… ..And it all comes in the now signature qd artwork. What a release, what a label. It’s also their 12th outing. What a way to celebrate a year of existence. This really is the good stuff.”


Read it all here, highly recommend subscribing and supporting however you can:



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Kate Boswoth on her Dark Train show on Warminster Radio

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So see you next Wednesday - first thing as always x


Much love


Alex


quiet details studios - mastering and audio services




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