Blackjack Illuminist Records - 10 Year Anniversary Manifest

by Various Artists

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Blackjack Illuminist Records - 10 Year Anniversary Manifest

By the end of 2017 Blackjack Illuminist Records will have sold their 1000th item. With 40 records (and one book) in ten years the label has been constantly growing from a bedroom project to … a cellar project. This cellar, however, has become the starting point for the worldwide travels of albums and EPs from eleven different projects. Handmade, hand painted, glued, cut, folded – every copy is personally processed by label boss Alexander Leonard Donat who originally founded BIR to give his first solo project Leonard Las Vegas a home. A decade later you can find his fingerprints on the sleeves of other artists’ releases, as well.

Celebrating the 10th birthday of the label this compilation was initiated to comprise exclusive tracks by artists and bands which crossed the path of Blackjack Illuminist in one way or another: friends, acquaintances, label mates, supportive folks, people who had an impact on the label's philosophy. The 16 tracks come from:

Canada
Germany
France
Mexico
Sweden
UK
USA

On the "10 Year Anniversary Manifest" you can find a variety of genres. Roughly, it's organized in the following sections:

Tracks 1-5: Shoegaze/Noise/Psychedelic
Tracks 6-9: Electronic
Tracks 10-11: Ambient/Postrock
Tracks 12-14: Indie/Folk
Tracks 15-16: Drone/Dark Ambient

As different as these genres may be this manifest is meant to create a coherent whole, a declaration of intention of what Blackjack Illuminist stands for in 2017. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Thanks to all the artists and bands who made this compilation possible, I am a happy human being.

Alexander Leonard Donat
29 September 2017

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released September 29, 2017

All songs written by the artists and bands that perform them, except track 1 (written by Randall/Spunt)
Cover art: Justell Vonk (www.justellvonkart.com)

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Blackjack Illuminist Records Königs Wusterhausen, Germany

CD/tape/vinyl label from Berlin, Germany

Post-punk/ Coldwave/ Shoegaze/ Synth/ Dreampunk/ Indie/ Ambient

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