Garfunkle – the bio-engineering scientist by day and producer on the keys by night, returns with his new release “We Are Waves”.

Ursula K. Leguin’s translation of the Tao Te Ching includes some of her commentary along the way. “We are waves. It is the sea,” she wrote, It being capital-I It, the Way. (This commentary is on a verse that includes the line “To know harmony/ is to know what’s eternal.” Hmm.) This album, these songs, do not represent some sort of reduction of Taoist principles, but the process is – always – an attempt to lose the self in it (It?). The wave is clearly less than the sea, and yet the wave is the sea. These songs, the end result of letting what happens happen, are some solid joints, and I hope the joy of the process shines through here.

These were recorded in 2018 and 2019, and the album was finished as I prepared to move with my family, feeling very much tossed by the sea, and making every attempt to embrace the change and consider how the sea’s waves are all essentially interconnected through the ocean, something vastly larger than any individual wave and that we know very little of.

I’ll also say that “we are waves” is a reference not only to Ursula K. Leguin’s commentary, but also to a fundamental physical truth about what we are. Some of that thinking pops up in “electrical output,” one of two tracks featuring vocal samples.

Well, this is all high-minded and I mean it as well as plenty more where words fail. Thirteen jams, held together as an all-but-completely instrumental album that I hope you’ll enjoy.

OUT NOW /// Enrique Rodriguez – “Lo Que Es” 2nd pressing on transparent red vinyl with black jacket and cover art sticker. Edition of 100, purchase vinyl here.

 

“Enrique Rodriguez is an 18 year-old producer, pianist and composer from Santiago, Chile. At such a young age, it is hard not to be amazed at the amount of talent this guy has. Lo que es is Enrique’s first soul-jazz album, released on Pennsylvania label Extra Lovely Records.


The album takes you on a moody, meditative journey through Enrique’s expansive world of soul and jazz music. The keys are beautifully arranged, and the slow-paced grooves give you time to truly appreciate the grace and maturity Enrique has as a multi-instrumentalist and producer, which is impressive considering his young age. With faint bossa-nova grooves on a track such as ‘Lo que somos’ or the ambient closer ‘Chao,’ this album is meant for a romantic night in with your significant other. Love would be the word to describe the atmosphere of this short but sweet project, and it’s definitely worth your time.”
– Martin Boev for In Search of Media

All instruments on the EP were played by Enrique Rodriguez.

Enrique Paredes Bassi is featured on track 4 playing electric guitar and on tracks 5 & 7 playing electric bass.

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Extra Lovely Radio episode #3 – “Survivors of the Second Element”. A dedication to the art of MCing and lyricism.


Cropsy Limited edition 7” vinyl out now!! /// Side A: Hawking Dream / Side B: Rep Da East /// Includes cover art insert and Extra Lovely Records sticker. Bugged out lofi turntable music for the heads. Cassettes are sold out. Purchase the vinyl here.

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Extra Lovely Radio episode 2 aired on Pinta Radio out of Montpellier, France on 3.4.19 ///

 

Extra Lovely Long Sleeve Shirts are now available at our bandcamp. White or black shirt with cassette tape combo $30 special! ///

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IUNNOWHO is proud to present “555”, an experimental project recorded in Philadelphia late 2017; combining the use of sampling, live percussion and synths formed as free flowing MPC arrangements. Breaking free from his own universe with dubbed out drops over psychedelic beats, “555” is a look into the complex mind of a mad musician on a far out mission. — Out now on limited edition cassette and digital download via Extra Lovely Records. 

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All original production from IUNNOWHO

Art & Design: IUNNOWHO
Mix & Mastering: IUNNOWHO

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Extra Lovely Radio episode 1 premiered 2.4.2019 on Pinata Radio a web radio station broadcasting out of Montpellier, France. Extra Lovely Radio will feature exclusive and unreleased material from the Extra Lovely catalog and also guest mixes and interviews. Show will be archived at the Pinata Radio mixcloud page.