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Lionmilk // Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222 2xLP/TAPE

Lionmilk // Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222 2xLP/TAPE

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Jazz pianist Lionmilk from LA, USA, released a double record from Leaving Records in LA in May 2023. (Cassette released in March)

Contains 26 ambient jazz to contemporary R&B songs.  

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Los Angeles musician/composer/producerLionmilk, Moki Kawaguchi's major solo project, has been operating in decidedly therapeutic mode for some time now. 2021's I Hope You Are Well was self-produced at the beginning of the pandemic.Kawaguchi's guerrilla care campaign, hand-delivering cassettes to loved ones' mailboxes, was a modest attempt to alleviate the sudden and deep sense of alienation early in the lockdown.Then, when Lionmilk and Leaving Records collaborated to officially release I Hope You Are Well, the impact of this humble project skyrocketed, bringing the warmth and beauty of Lionmilk's inner circle to countless records old and new. fans can now find out. "Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222" once again offers listeners an opportunity for deep cosmic healing.

When Kawaguchi talks about Lionmilk, he always preaches the absolute necessity of making music as self-care.First of all, he makes sounds and songs that give him some comfort. "Music that doesn't make you sick."I feel like he's doing what he's doing (the way he's doing it) even if he's the last man on the planet.But he is not.And indeed, one of Lionmilk's primary concerns, as evidenced by the track titles and the songs and spoken words that intersperse his releases, is his community, and more specifically, his community. That's what it means.This Intergalactic Warp Terminal 1 delves deeper into the paradox effectively pursued in I Hope You Are Well.How and to what extent can we communicate loneliness through music?What does it sound and feel like to share loneliness?And what new relationships will emerge between recording artists and listeners in the context of this transaction?

This record begins with a radio transmission from deep within Lionmilk's celestial inner space. "Is there anyone here? This is Lionmilk. You are tuned to the intergalactic warp terminal 222. Please stand by. We will start broadcasting." ] is repeated throughout all 222 songs.But this space travel works more as a metaphor for deep soul work and traveling through the vast unknowns of one's own consciousness.What follows is an intimate, diary-song combination, rooted in the struggle to keep one's heart alive and open in the onslaught of daily insults.

Songs such as "daily i dream, lover's theme" and hopeful i can change serve as brief instrumental meditations on the moment when hope suddenly and inexplicably overpowers despair.The soulful treat yourself like a friend contains the quintessence of Lionmilk today: "...I get up / to pee and drink water / treating myself a little bit softer / you do your best / today will be better / I'll do my best / I'll do my best / I promise.".

Consisting of loops, sketches, improvisations and voice memos recorded directly onto a single cassette tape, Intergalactic Warp Terminal 1 flutters, warps and flows effortlessly. The hour-long lo-fi, jazzy anthem of mercy is clearly ambient, but it's one of Lionmilk's most politically committed and energized pieces of music to date. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Leaving Records / Stones Throw releases available at Tobira. 

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Ask us for digital files. Available on cassette or 2x12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. IGWT 222 00:39
  2. gifts 01:52
  3. daily i dream 02:44
  4. lesson in thanks 03:10
  5. the gift of sunshine 01:19
  6. ocean in your eyes 03:01
  7. delicate heart 02:02
  8. dancing cumulus 02:22
  9. can't give up now 02:23
  10. lover's theme 01:10
  11. summer rain 01:37
  12. talk to me 01:42
  13. shaneen 03:15
  14. no question 01:54
  15. hopeful for change 01:51
  16. the joy in us 01:36
  17. treat yourself like a friend 01:17
  18. little by little / we grow 02:29
  19. anxious thing 03:42
  20. momma's smile 04:14
  21. it's all in your head 01:04
  22. i won't give up 01:40
  23. hold my hand 01:13
  24. you are with me, always 05:46
  25. comfort is never constant 01:31
  26. i'll love you, forever 03:32

Description by Leaving Records:

" Lionmilk, the primary solo project of Los Angeles musician/composer/producer, Moki Kawaguchi, for some time now, operates in an explicitly therapeutic mode. 2021's I Hope You Are Well was originally self-released during the onset of the pandemic as a limited run of home-dubbed cassettes, which Kawaguchi hand-delivered to loved ones' mailboxes in a sort of guerrilla care campaign—a modest attempt to mitigate the sudden, profound alienation that prevailed during those early lockdown months. When Lionmilk and Leaving Records later collaborated on an official release for I Hope You Are Well, this once humble project's impact grew exponentially, with countless fans (old and new alike) granted access to the warmth and beauty of Lionmilk's inner circle. Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222, out March 17, 2023 on Leaving, presents the listener with yet another opportunity for deep cosmic healing.

When discussing Lionmilk, Kawaguchi regularly foregrounds the absolute necessity of music-making as a form of self-care. First and foremost, he produces sounds and songs that provide him with some modicum of solace — “music to feel less whack to.” One gets the sense that he'd be doing exactly what he's doing (exactly the way he's doing it) even if he was the last man on earth. isn't. And, in fact, one of Lionmilk's primary concerns—evident across track titles, as well as the sung and spoken words that dot his releases—is community, or more specifically, what it means to exist and act in his community Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222 ventures deeper into the paradoxes explored to great effect on I Hope You Are Well. How might we transmit our solitudes via music and to what extent? What does a shared solitude sound and feel like? And, in the context of this transaction, what novel relationships arise between the recording artist and the listener?

The record begins with a radio transmission from the depths of Lionmilk's celestial innerspace— “Hello. Is anybody out there? This is Lionmilk speaking, and you are tuned into the Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222. Standby. -fi movie motif that recurs throughout Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222's 26 tracks. But space travel here functions more-so as a metaphor for deep soul work, for journeying inward, through the vast unknowns of one's own consciousness. What follows is an intimate, diaristic song suite, grounded in the struggle to keep our hearts alive and open amidst an onslaught of daily indignities.

Tracks like “daily i dream,” “lover's theme,” and “hopeful i can change,” function as brief, instrumental meditations on those moments when hope suddenly, inexplicably eclipses despair. the lyrical apotheosis of Lionmilk's current iteration: “...I get up / to pee and drink water / treating myself a little bit softer / you do your best / today will be better / I'll do my best / I'll do my best / I promise.”

Composed of loops, sketches, improvizations, and voice memos recorded directly to a single cassette tape, Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222 flutters, warbles, and lilts along seamlessly — an hour-long, lo-fi and jazzy paean to compassion, while clearly indebted to the ambient idiom, nevertheless constitutes some of the most politically engaged and energizing music yet from Lionmilk.
 
" 

Artist: Lionmilk

Label: Leaving Records

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Jazz pianist Lionmilk from LA, USA, released a double record from Leaving Records in LA in May 2023. (Cassette released in March)

Contains 26 ambient jazz to contemporary R&B songs.  

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Los Angeles musician/composer/producerLionmilk, Moki Kawaguchi's major solo project, has been operating in decidedly therapeutic mode for some time now. 2021's I Hope You Are Well was self-produced at the beginning of the pandemic.Kawaguchi's guerrilla care campaign, hand-delivering cassettes to loved ones' mailboxes, was a modest attempt to alleviate the sudden and deep sense of alienation early in the lockdown.Then, when Lionmilk and Leaving Records collaborated to officially release I Hope You Are Well, the impact of this humble project skyrocketed, bringing the warmth and beauty of Lionmilk's inner circle to countless records old and new. fans can now find out. "Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222" once again offers listeners an opportunity for deep cosmic healing.

When Kawaguchi talks about Lionmilk, he always preaches the absolute necessity of making music as self-care.First of all, he makes sounds and songs that give him some comfort. "Music that doesn't make you sick."I feel like he's doing what he's doing (the way he's doing it) even if he's the last man on the planet.But he is not.And indeed, one of Lionmilk's primary concerns, as evidenced by the track titles and the songs and spoken words that intersperse his releases, is his community, and more specifically, his community. That's what it means.This Intergalactic Warp Terminal 1 delves deeper into the paradox effectively pursued in I Hope You Are Well.How and to what extent can we communicate loneliness through music?What does it sound and feel like to share loneliness?And what new relationships will emerge between recording artists and listeners in the context of this transaction?

This record begins with a radio transmission from deep within Lionmilk's celestial inner space. "Is there anyone here? This is Lionmilk. You are tuned to the intergalactic warp terminal 222. Please stand by. We will start broadcasting." ] is repeated throughout all 222 songs.But this space travel works more as a metaphor for deep soul work and traveling through the vast unknowns of one's own consciousness.What follows is an intimate, diary-song combination, rooted in the struggle to keep one's heart alive and open in the onslaught of daily insults.

Songs such as "daily i dream, lover's theme" and hopeful i can change serve as brief instrumental meditations on the moment when hope suddenly and inexplicably overpowers despair.The soulful treat yourself like a friend contains the quintessence of Lionmilk today: "...I get up / to pee and drink water / treating myself a little bit softer / you do your best / today will be better / I'll do my best / I'll do my best / I promise.".

Consisting of loops, sketches, improvisations and voice memos recorded directly onto a single cassette tape, Intergalactic Warp Terminal 1 flutters, warps and flows effortlessly. The hour-long lo-fi, jazzy anthem of mercy is clearly ambient, but it's one of Lionmilk's most politically committed and energized pieces of music to date. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Leaving Records / Stones Throw releases available at Tobira. 

------------------------

Ask us for digital files. Available on cassette or 2x12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. IGWT 222 00:39
  2. gifts 01:52
  3. daily i dream 02:44
  4. lesson in thanks 03:10
  5. the gift of sunshine 01:19
  6. ocean in your eyes 03:01
  7. delicate heart 02:02
  8. dancing cumulus 02:22
  9. can't give up now 02:23
  10. lover's theme 01:10
  11. summer rain 01:37
  12. talk to me 01:42
  13. shaneen 03:15
  14. no question 01:54
  15. hopeful for change 01:51
  16. the joy in us 01:36
  17. treat yourself like a friend 01:17
  18. little by little / we grow 02:29
  19. anxious thing 03:42
  20. momma's smile 04:14
  21. it's all in your head 01:04
  22. i won't give up 01:40
  23. hold my hand 01:13
  24. you are with me, always 05:46
  25. comfort is never constant 01:31
  26. i'll love you, forever 03:32

Description by Leaving Records:

" Lionmilk, the primary solo project of Los Angeles musician/composer/producer, Moki Kawaguchi, for some time now, operates in an explicitly therapeutic mode. 2021's I Hope You Are Well was originally self-released during the onset of the pandemic as a limited run of home-dubbed cassettes, which Kawaguchi hand-delivered to loved ones' mailboxes in a sort of guerrilla care campaign—a modest attempt to mitigate the sudden, profound alienation that prevailed during those early lockdown months. When Lionmilk and Leaving Records later collaborated on an official release for I Hope You Are Well, this once humble project's impact grew exponentially, with countless fans (old and new alike) granted access to the warmth and beauty of Lionmilk's inner circle. Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222, out March 17, 2023 on Leaving, presents the listener with yet another opportunity for deep cosmic healing.

When discussing Lionmilk, Kawaguchi regularly foregrounds the absolute necessity of music-making as a form of self-care. First and foremost, he produces sounds and songs that provide him with some modicum of solace — “music to feel less whack to.” One gets the sense that he'd be doing exactly what he's doing (exactly the way he's doing it) even if he was the last man on earth. isn't. And, in fact, one of Lionmilk's primary concerns—evident across track titles, as well as the sung and spoken words that dot his releases—is community, or more specifically, what it means to exist and act in his community Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222 ventures deeper into the paradoxes explored to great effect on I Hope You Are Well. How might we transmit our solitudes via music and to what extent? What does a shared solitude sound and feel like? And, in the context of this transaction, what novel relationships arise between the recording artist and the listener?

The record begins with a radio transmission from the depths of Lionmilk's celestial innerspace— “Hello. Is anybody out there? This is Lionmilk speaking, and you are tuned into the Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222. Standby. -fi movie motif that recurs throughout Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222's 26 tracks. But space travel here functions more-so as a metaphor for deep soul work, for journeying inward, through the vast unknowns of one's own consciousness. What follows is an intimate, diaristic song suite, grounded in the struggle to keep our hearts alive and open amidst an onslaught of daily indignities.

Tracks like “daily i dream,” “lover's theme,” and “hopeful i can change,” function as brief, instrumental meditations on those moments when hope suddenly, inexplicably eclipses despair. the lyrical apotheosis of Lionmilk's current iteration: “...I get up / to pee and drink water / treating myself a little bit softer / you do your best / today will be better / I'll do my best / I'll do my best / I promise.”

Composed of loops, sketches, improvizations, and voice memos recorded directly to a single cassette tape, Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222 flutters, warbles, and lilts along seamlessly — an hour-long, lo-fi and jazzy paean to compassion, while clearly indebted to the ambient idiom, nevertheless constitutes some of the most politically engaged and energizing music yet from Lionmilk.
 
" 

Artist: Lionmilk

Label: Leaving Records