Two Labyrinths Records has been busy in early 2020, releasing two new projects involving favored collaborators.
In January we released Cole-Marr's debut single Joe Hill. This is the fraternal collaboration of Danny and Chris Fisher-Lochhead, taking on a new name that combines the lost family names of their grandmothers. Danny and Chris depart from their distinct musical trainings and professional identities to engage directly with social justice issues in their song choices on this record.
In February we released Vinesines' Colored Over [improvised songs], which documents the initial recordings by the duo of Emmalee Hunnicutt and Ben Hjertmann improvising songs and stories in the studio. The Alibi praised this as "intensely felt and profoundly performed music."
Check these releases out on your next dog-walk or lunch break.
The more hopeless the commercial prospects of recorded music become, the more heartened I am by the work of small, independent record labels. The world is a scary place, but some people feel compelled to speak up about it. Let's listen.
• Gone Walkabout
• Music as Drama
• Crossroads II
• 10 Best of 2014
• January: Wyoming and the Open
• February: New Mexico and the Holes
• Coming Up
• Notes on The Accounts
• Crossroad Blues