I had been curious about the gorgeous releases from UK indie label, Type Recordings, but because I knew none of the artists, I held back. Invariably, however, I would be drawn to their albums, simply taken by the quiet, thoughtful cover art and album titles like I Could Not Love You More and Your Eyes The Stars and Your Hands The Sea. How could I not be attracted to this?
And, my god, look at those lips!
Now that I’ve gotten to know the label a bit better, I wish I hadn’t held back. The sounds inside are as lovely as the images that contain them. If you click on any one of the album covers within the “Releases” section, you can stream the entire album for free. There are also Typecasts. As I write this, I’m listening to Ryan Carr’s “Drunk, Naked and Dreaming” from his Molting Music podcast which just so happens to combine songs from some of my very favorite bands with readings of some of my very favorite poems.
So we have Peter Orlovsky’s “Frist Poem” followed by Ducktails’ “Chill Jam,” Allen Ginsberg’s “America” followed by Woods’ “Rain On.” It’s almost too good to be true, really. Ryan Carr says:
Molting Music was an idea that arose from the rabid interest of literature of my friend Katherine and my own obsession with music. We both love sharing poetry and the latest records with each other, which eventually led to us wanting to share them with others.
And that’s what this life is all about, right? Sharing, communicating, loving, learning. I’m happy to share my new enthusiasm for Type Recordings, and you can be sure that the next time I see one of their albums, I won’t hold back.