A new label is foregoing the current vinyl trend in favour of botany.
Saplings Records is the new imprint from drum ‘n’ bass/ambient producer Fis whose “physical format” will come in the form of planting trees.
Fis, real name Oliver Peryman, wrote in an open letter that the new label is a “practical and tangible response” to climate change and habitat loss.
“Saplings is attempting some kind of grounding mechanism, like an earthing rod, a conduit for musical energy to return to the planet. Whatever it is, I just hope this becomes a sustained contribution at the heart of things,” the New Zealand-born producer said.
The label has been launched in partnership with Eden Projects and the sale of an album at standard digital prices equals approximately 100 trees being planted.
You can do your part to save the world by buying the label's first release, a split EP featuring Fis and Rob Thorne, when it comes out on Saplings' bandcamp page
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