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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith launches experimental label Touchtheplants

By | Published on Thursday 15 March 2018

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Producer and composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has announced the launch of a new record label called Touchtheplants.

The website for the label says that its releases will cover “music, dance, film, poetry, photography, instruments, explorations, experiences, clothing, fortunes, symposiums and more”. Which is quite a wide remit. The company, it adds, aims to work with “diverse artists dedicated to the joy of storytelling and exploring the spirit through music and visual arts”.

Smith will provide the label’s first release, ‘Electronic Series Vol 1: Abstractions’. It begins a series of annual releases, each of which will apparently consist of “a musical recording and a short comic about two friends – a plant and a human being – having an existential conversation”.

“Each volume focuses on a different theme and context intended to nourish inquisitiveness”, the blurb adds. ‘Abstractions’ is inspired by the work of experimental filmmaker Harry Everett Smith. It will be released on 21 Mar, with a premiere via the Adult Swim Singles Series.

Future releases through Touchtheplants are scheduled from Rob Moss Wilson, Chantal Anderson, Aubrey Trinnaman, Cool Maritime and Tyy Wells. Launch events are planned in New York and LA in May.