The Explorers Club is a year long collaboration between LOAF recordings and London based promoters Arctic Circle. Together they plan to bring you The Explorer’s Club, a series of special, one-off singles released once a month from 30 or so artists from the four corners of the globe.
Working with a diverse range of acts, represented by some of the most interesting labels around; Bella Union, Type, Static Caravan, Front & Follow, 4AD, SamadhiSound, Willkommen Records as well as Loaf’s own blend of ‘Domestic Pop’ thrown in to the mix with contribution by LOAF’s own Montreal-based Oen Sujet.
But Explorer’s Club isn’t only offering a selection of established acts. They’ve also been forging into the unknown to bring you some hand-picked, uncharted beauties such as Snowbird (new project of Simon Raymonde and Stephanie Dosen), Mint Julep and Soren Bigum, for whom Explorer’s Club will be their debut release. Others are entering into new worlds of collaboration; Andy Nice & Isnaj Dui, Minotaur Shock & J Underwood, Ted Barnes & Emily Barker, Plus Plus & Hybernation and the stunning collective effort of Hauscka & Stephan Schneider.
For a one-off fee of £45, The Explorer’s Club will be delivered once every month to your e-mail inbox with instructions on how to download the ‘release’ of that month. Each ‘release’ will include two or three exclusive mp3s and a beautiful digital booklet with a new hand-drawn explorer-themed penguin illustration. What’s more, as a special bonus for those who subscribe, you will also receive an Explorer’s Club survival bag, which includes a quality organic cotton tote bag, screen printed calendar & poster and some extra little surprises, all specially designed by the Pika Pika design team.
The full list of artists appearing in the year long expedition are:
Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Peter Broderick, Ryan Teague, Minotaur Shock & J Underwood, Snowbird, Smile Down Upon Us, The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland w/ Beans Oen, Sujet, Sons Of Noel and Adrian, Kama Aina, Dustin O’Halloran, David Kitt, Montag, Mint Julep, Janek Schaefer, Hauschka & Stefan Schneider, Nils Frahm, Johan Johannsson, The Sleeping Years, Homelife, Ted Barnes & Emily Barker, Origamibiro, Klima, Andy Nice & Isnaj Dui, Orla Wren, Plusplus & Hybernation, Vincent Oliver, Inch-time, Sone Institute, Søren Bigum & Moogie Johnson, François