Improvisation-centered music for true music lovers
Welcome to the official web site of DiPhoCal Records,
an indie label specializing in modern music with improvisation at its center.
DiPhoCal has two divisions:I. DIPHOCAL JAZZ
The modern jazz label that brings you the music of The Willie August Project,
a jazz trio with a uniquely melodic take on the modern sound.
"The Willie August Project, so named for leader Ben Siems' grandfather, plays durable music that expertly straddles the line between easy groove and challenging absorption. ... Siems himself is a fountain of muted melody, with a masterful grasp of the guitaristic art of the octave. Although he plays electric throughout, his sonic approach gives even his highest, brightest notes the warmth of a candle flame." --Larry Nai, CADENCE magazine (vol. 30, no. 4, April, 2004)
"The Willie August Project is a beauty. It's good, creative, refreshing music." --Linda Yohn, Music Director, WEMU-FM, Michigan
The Willie August Project has three releases on DiPhoCal: SURRENDER TO THE WIND (DiPhoCal Jazz #DiPh 03; 2003), DREAM TRUTHS (DiPhoCal Jazz #DiPh 02; 2000), and TRANSPARENT SUNRISE (DiPhoCal Jazz #DiPh 01; 1999).
To learn more about the Willie August Project and hear selections from their DiPhoCal CDs, visit The Willie August Project's Home Page.
II. DIPHOCAL ART
Your source for limited release, postmodern "art" music, generally soundtracks for film and modern dance.
A list of releases will be posted by the end of the summer in 2004.
To contact DiPhoCal Records:
DiPhoCal Records, 3532 Aldrich Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN DIPHOCAL RECORDS!