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Longform Editions launch themselves as a platform for deep listening

The new Australian imprint’s first batch of albums includes Caterina Barbieri, Richard Youngs and more

A new series of music designed to “foster and celebrate immersive listening experiences for the musically adventurous” has been launched. Called Longform Editions, the Australian imprint is keen to distance themselves from the notion that they’re a record label. Instead they claim what they do is on a par with an art gallery group show exhibiting digital music.

Longform Editions is co-founded by Andrew Khedoori, Music Director of Sydney’s community radio station 2SER-FM, and label artist Mark Gowing. Together, the pair were previously responsible for the Preservation label.

The albums so far on show include Richard Youngs’ take on new age music called Daybreak, Lee Noble’s modular synth piece Q, Mexico City’s Upgrayedd Smurphy aka Jessica Smurphy’s #InterDimensionalMagic, a piece originally conceived for a dance company, and Caterina Barbieri’s Sogno Che Suona, which interrogates the psycho-physical effects of repetition. Future releases, promises Khedoori, include offerings from matthewdavid, Ahnnu and Yamaneko, among others.

You can access Longform Editions’ releases via Bandcamp, and listen to 20 minute Barbieri track below.