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Tim Motzer - electro-acoustic guitar, bow, electronics

Continued exploration of the unknown, beautiful horizons beyond the edge of what we know. Further out, I see a glimmer of something. Let's go there. — Louis Michael, diary entry

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars. ― Jack Kerouac

It’s good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end. - Ernest Hemingway

A new 2018 release, Luminous is the 3rd in a series of Tim Motzer live solo recordings from concert broadcasts at WLFR-fm at Stockton University. For this release, care was taken not to disturb the complete performance as much as possible. It was only edited in one place for the sake of continuity; an opportunity to listen to the music almost uninterupted, as it happened; a Side A and Side B, as it were.

***We appreciate your support greatly and count on it, as it helps this small creative label continue. Thanks for your contribution to new music creation!

WLFR broadcast date: December 19, 2017

Recorded at WLFR and edited at 1k Studios by Tim Motzer
Mastered by Eric Bogacz at Spice House, Fishtown, Philadelphia
Special thanks to Stu Mark and Mark Dickson.
Cover photography by George Korunov
Design by tilomo


released April 7, 2018

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© ℗ 2018 1k Recordings Inc.
Published by one k music co. 2018 (BMI)
Music by Tim Motzer
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"Luminous is stunningly beautiful! At points I started to cry because of how beautiful it is! Then at other points I felt like my soul was flying over rich jungles and deserts. I love it," Tobias Ralph (adrian belew power trio)


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is an eclectic Philadelphia label run by guitarist Tim Motzer with a catalogue of genre-defying releases of solo works and collaborations from the avante-garde to art pop.

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