Kitchen. Label is a Singapore and Tokyo-based independent record label and publisher founded by Ricks Ang (also one half of ASPIDISTRAFLY) in 2008.
Kitchen. Label’s music releases are finely crafted art objects that straddle different media. 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. The label’s artists seem to share an obsession with sensuous, fleeting phenomena. They create painterly and evocative sound collages that mimic the shifting play of light and shadow fluttering across a wall or
Despite its domestic-sounding name and penchant for delicate gestures and empty, impassive interiors, Kitchen. Label is a thoroughly metropolitan phenomenon. 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.