MONOM hosts Saplings Records’ first-ever showcase in the Northern Hemisphere. Founded by Fis (Oli Peryman) in 2017, Saplings has pioneered a bio-digital release format whereby sales of digital music translate to ecosystem restoration. In partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, Saplings has funded over 14,000 trees since its inception.
The showcase celebrates two full-length releases due out on Saplings on October 3rd:
- Lock Phase Variations by VASE (Jorge Camacho).
- Emergence Vol. 1 by Renick Bell and Fis.
Both works will be explored in 4DSOUND, the world’s most advanced spatial sound instrument. VASE draws upon a unique sound palette discovered as an artist in residence earlier this year in Rotterdam’s Waveform Research Lab at WORM Studios. Renick and Fis will continue their live performance research project Emergence, which improvises with generative systems, digital processing, and analog synthesis, to find new territory with 4D’s unrivalled spatial expression.
Joining the line-up is Saplings’ guardian angel and MONOM regular, PYUR - who’s in celebration mode herself with a second album due out the same night on Subtext Recordings. Her DJ set closes the night after a solo hoedown by Fis on MONOM’s weighty new quadraphonic sound system.
In the Saplings spirit, a venue royalty will be offered to the Earth, recognizing it as the broader venue for the showcase and indeed all planetary concerts. To this end, a budgetary allocation for 1,000 trees has been agreed between MONOM and the artists.
Oh and be sure to arrive early for complimentary supper!