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leakstev a stunning album that i have listened to many many times now. each time something new asks me to listen more closely. i wrote to tim and told him that his music is like having a conversation with someone who speaks a lot of different languages and uses them to bring colour and light and insight and intuition to moments or phrases or ideas . . . . this is a strong and beautiful piece of music!
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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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1k Recordings Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

is an eclectic Philadelphia-based boutique label run by guitarist, composer, and producer Tim Motzer. The catalogue features genre-defying solo releases and adventurous collaborations, spanning ambient soundscapes to art pop and beyond.

"A catalog of music that is as unique as it is unpredictable."
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