Kitchen. Label is a record label and publishing house based in Singapore. Since its first release in 2008, Kitchen. Label has been bridging the multi-layered cities of Tokyo and Singapore, growing into an internationally recognized platform for the works of emerging artists ASPIDISTRAFLY, haruka nakamura, FJORDNE and ironomi among others. Kitchen. Label is part of the independent design studio Kitchen. founded by Ricks Ang and April Lee in 2005.
Kitchen. Label’s music releases are finely crafted art objects that straddle different media — widely recognized for their thoughtful approach to the design of their music releases. Kitchen. Label carefully curates a repertory of sound and images that showcase a distinctive aesthetic vision, shared among their musicians and artist collaborators from around the world.
Despite its domestic-sounding name and penchant for delicate gestures and empty, impassive interiors, Kitchen. Label is a thoroughly metropolitan phenomenon. Its imagination is fired by promising glimpses of pastoral life salvaged from the city. A bit like the roving eye of the flâneur in Baudelaire, who found solace in the bittersweet juxtapositions of urban life, Kitchen. Label documents momentary flickers of melancholic beauty in unlikely environments.