For 9 years, KITCHEN. LABEL has been a vital outpost for avant-garde artists who explore the ground between various strains of ambient and neo-classical, matched with a carefully honed and distinctive aesthetics. Founded by Singapore-born Ricks Ang in 2008, the independent label has grown and extended their base in Japan where they received wide recognition for their artistic output.
The label’s artists share an obsession with sensuous and fleeting phenomena in their music, weaving painterly sound collages into texture-focused arrangements. Despite its domesticated namesake and penchant for delicate gestures and impassive interiors, KITCHEN. LABEL (named after Banana Yoshimoto’s novel “Kitchen”) is a thoroughly metropolitan phenomenon that documents momentary flicker of melancholic beauty in unlikely environments.