Joăo Lobo - Babkou. First extract and pre orders available

Babkou is the first extract from 'Nowruz', the very first solo album by Joăo Lobo.

CD: http://threefour.bigcartel.com/product/joao-lobo-nowruz-cd
LP: http://threefour.bigcartel.com/product/joao-lobo-nowruz-lp
digital: https://wearethreefour.bandcamp.com/album/nowruz

Nowruz refers to the Iranian New Year that happens every year on march 21st. It is a Persian compound word that we can literaly translate "new day". For Joăo Lobo, Nowruz could mean new start. It is his very first solo record after more than 40 albums as sideman or co-leader. The idea of doing a solo record has been growing up in his mind for over 10 years, before he started to play solo shows.

Joăo Lobo solo project explores many of the countless sound possibilities of a drumset. The departure point is simple ideas developed in improvisations in the form of songs, using only unamplified acoustic elements without any edits or overdubs. The name of the songs are very personal and some of them pay homages to people he admires. For example ‘Babkou’ is the Gnawa name that Maalem Hassan Zoghari gave him. ‘Tom’ and ‘Zé’ are an obvious tribute to Tom Zé that influenced him for the song format and ‘Oren’ refers to Oren Ambarchi for his genius in the sound processing.

Mike Wexler - Syntropy

We are very thrilled to announce the release of Mike Wexler's new album, Syntropy.
We already knew Mike Wexler since his contribution on Err on the Godd Side compilation, the second release on three:four's catalog. His previous album, Dispossession (Mexican Summer, 2012) have been a total blast. Working with him on this beautiful new album have been a huge pleasure and honour. There is so much to learn from him and his deeply-moving music. We hope you will enjoy Syntropy as much as we do.
Many thanks to Mike Wexler but also to Fana Feng, Darryl Norsen and Maxime Guitton for their essential contribution.

Order ’Syntropy’:
US: http://thebusinessanacortes.com/shop/syntropy-by-mike-wexler-lp/
UK: https://www.normanrecords.com/records/162694-mike-wexler-syntropy
Europe/Digital/Streaming: https://wearethreefour.bandcamp.com/album/syntropy
LP: http://threefour.bigcartel.com/product/mike-wexler-syntropy-lp
CD: http://threefour.bigcartel.com/product/mike-wexler-syntropy-cd


Maninkari - Ruins of Time

We are very excited to introduce the new album of the french duo Maninkari. It's our fourth releases with them, our longest and strongest collaboration to date.

Following Phantasmes, released in 2014, Ruins of Time is a new original motion picture soundtrack of the short film "Ruins of Time" by Mathieu Peteul. "Ruins of Time" is an experimental short film originating from the film "Limbo".

Available on vinyl, the 4 tracks mixes various human voice and strings blending spacey dark drones and strange atmospheres.


The Business, new distribution in the USA

Bad news: As some of you may know, Carrot Top Distribution, our distribution in the USA will stop its activities within a few weeks. It was a pleasure to work with Adam and all the people at CTD.

Good news: We found a new distribution for the USA, The Business based in Anacrotes (WA). We are very excited to join their roster that includes great labels such as K records, Gnome Life or P. W. Elverum records. We are also very grateful to Nick and Evie!

So, record stores in the USA, interested by our releases, you can contact The Business.

As they also run a mailorder, all the people based in America can order our releases directly from them and avoid expensive transatlantic shipping costs. The Business shop