12×50 on Last fm

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Website: http://www.last.fm/label/12×50/

Alexander Wendt is no stranger to the electronica/minimalism scene, having been the brains behind the highly successful “Frequenzen” radio slot on Resonance fm, his contribution to the scene having been essential, giving airplay and exposure to some of the more obscure and left-field experimentalism of the last few years, and getting the word out to a wider audience

. Apart from his radio and live dj’ing activities,(I saw him at last year’s Chartier/Deupree live set at the Yacht Club), Wendt is also responsible for his own releases and collaborations.  I have included a link above to the ever popular Last Fm site, where some of his work can be sampled. I can highly recommend anything from the “Carbon” series, particularly the work of Jodi Cave, who has also just secured a deal with American label 12k, and having had tracks on the wonderful “Blueprints” at the tail end of 2006, is sure to make his mark this year. The unreleased work, “Live in Paris”, a collaboration between Wendt and Cave is also well worth a listen, fusing bleepy electronica with fragments of radio. Go there…BGN

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WHITE_LINE was set up three years ago, in order to play and promote the work of artists and musicians working under the banner of "minimalism", in all its many guises. This has led to a regular and highly successful mix slot on the Garden of Earthly Delights radio show in the UK, and guest appearances on Resonance FM (frequenzen show). We now aim to extend the remit of the mix slots by reviewing (as often as possible) material that encapsulates and crystallises the minimalist ethic, and hopefully we'll be leading artists and audiences alike towards a deeper appreciation of this and other marginalised genres. I welcome your comments, and criticisms, and would love to hear from labels and artists who would like their work showcased on the show, or reviewed here. We regret that due to time constraints, we cannot review everything that is sent to us, but will endeavour to give exceptional work an "honourable mention" at the very least, and links to quality sites that we think worthy of mentioning. I am trying to support labels and artists as much as possible by promoting their work, not least because I am a stereotypical "struggling artist" myself, but also because there are so few younger artists entering this particular scene, and there is a danger of it becoming the sole domain of a handful of forty somethings who really ought to be doing something better with their time! Having worked for most of the more reputable underground magazines in the early 90's, I was never afforded the luxury of taking time and care over reviews, as deadlines and column space were always hanging like the sword of Damocles over me. With WHITE_LINE, I have the luxury of being able to review when I have time, and I am receptive to a particular mood, and hopefully this will reflect in the quality and length of some of the reviews. If you like what you see, please link to me to encourage more traffic through the site, and cross promote whatever is happening out there. Address for promotional material: 45 Drovers Walk Spring Park, Kingsthorpe Northampton NN2 8BB UK

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