3LEAVES was founded by Ákos Garai in 2009. The label is committed to support artist who have a certain sensitivity towards their environment, research its deeper relationship and clearly presents these permanent or even momentary connections in their field recording based sound art.

We are absolutely listener centered instead of artist centered. We believe and support active listening which goes beyond the common concept and relation to music listening today.

Against the current trends, 3LEAVES stands with physical releases. Carefully designed and delivered them to the listeners, we hope that we can hands something that is joyful and generating positive ideas both locally and globally.

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submitted Scott Sherk - Alentejo. 2 months ago
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
submitted Michael Trommer - Berlin Anamnetic. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Tristan Louth-Robins - The Path Described. over 2 years ago
"It’s only recently that I have begun to recognize and appreciate the environment that I grew up (in) and its role in (my) development”, writes Tristan Louth-Robins, whose field recordings seek to preserve the memories of his youth. The statement is true ... See full review
posted a comment on Annea Lockwood - A Sound Map Of The Housatonic River. over 2 years ago
"It's not so much the Housatonic River sounds that make this recording by Annea Lockwood (born 1939, New Zealand) worth investigating, as it's hardly the first field recordings-based project to document water-related phenomena (in fact, it's Lockwood's ... See full review
posted a comment on John Kannenberg - A Sound Map Of The Art Institute Of Chicago. over 2 years ago
"Recording the “active sounds of history”. This lies at the heart of John Kannenberg’s ongoing interest in the sonic environments of cultural heritage institutions. As contemporary visitors interact with historical objects, how do these fleeting ... See full review
posted a comment on Kate Carr - Overheard In Doi Saket. over 2 years ago
"Back in February, we reviewed Kate Carr‘s sound map "Lost in Doi Saket", and expressed our desire for a physical release. Our wish has just been granted in an unusual way; Overheard in Doi Saket is presented as a sound card in a case the size as a ... See full review
posted a comment on Martin Kay (5) - All Things Metal. over 2 years ago
"According to Martin's own words, the intention of the artist on "All Things Metal" is the highlighting of "the unique ability that metal possesses in abstracting, transforming and reconfiguring a given landscape" as well as "propelling the listener to ... See full review
posted a comment on Mark Vernon - Things That Were Missed In The Clamour For Calm. over 2 years ago
“Whatever is not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.” Buddha’s quote lies at the heart of Mark Vernon‘s Sri Lankan sound collage, an exercise in juxtaposition. Vernon’s CD introduction describes a mechanism in Colombo that instigates noise – ... See full review
posted a comment on David Evans (2) - Transitions. over 2 years ago
“While listening to Transitions, it's almost impossible not to think of Marcel Duchamp's infamous Readymades. In placing a urinal or bicycle wheel within a gallery setting, the great Dadaist realized long before Warhol that an industrial object would ... See full review
submitted David Evans (2) - Transitions. over 2 years ago
submitted Mark Vernon - Things That Were Missed In The Clamour For Calm. over 2 years ago
submitted Martin Kay (5) - All Things Metal. over 3 years ago
submitted Kate Carr - Overheard In Doi Saket. over 3 years ago
submitted John Kannenberg - A Sound Map Of The Art Institute Of Chicago. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Tristan Louth-Robins - The Path Described. over 3 years ago
"There is an otherworldly quality to the field recordings of Tristan Louth-Robins, which is, of course, entirely the wrong word. They are intrinsically of this world. Within them we may distinguish a familiar birdsong or aural backdrop, the usual but ... See full review
submitted Tristan Louth-Robins - The Path Described. over 3 years ago
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posted a comment on Stephen Cornford - Music For Earbuds. over 3 years ago
“Having recently reviewed Yann Leguay’s excellent “Quasi Static Crack Propagation” on UK label Consumer Waste, I was initially inclined to approach label co-curator Stephen Cornford’s new solo release “Music for Earbuds” in much the same way. After all, ... See full review
submitted Stephen Cornford - Music For Earbuds. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Scott Sherk - New York Glyptic. over 3 years ago
"I was walking through midtown Manhattan two days ago, listening to the great turbulence of the city with fresh ears, after listening to Scott Sherk’s ‘New York Glyptic’. Live, the foreground was sharp and full of variety, but fleeting, and this aspect ... See full review
posted a review of Annea Lockwood - A Sound Map Of The Housatonic River. over 3 years ago
"I am fascinated by the multi-layered complexity of the sounds created by fast flowing rivers and have been exploring them for many years. An aural scan is a different experience from a visual scan - more intimate, I find. The energy flow of a river can ... See full review
posted a review of Simon Whetham - Un Año Tranquilo . over 3 years ago
"Throughout 2012 Simon Whetham embarked on a round the world tour, one man travelling across land, sea and air to gain new sensory-filled experiences.

"Un Año Tranquilo" is the result of Simon’s year-long journey; his adventure into, not only sonic ... See full review
posted a review of Jay-Dea López* - The Great Silence. over 3 years ago
"In The Great Silence, Australian sound artist, Jay-Dea López, has created an Australian soundscape anchored in the present but very much of the past. It’s the type of composition at which López excels.

This forty-minute piece is a mix of Australian ... See full review
posted a review of Mathieu Ruhlmann - This Star Teaches Bending. over 3 years ago
"In 2012, my mother at the age of 63 was diagnosed with a rare terminal lung disease. She was given a six-month life expectancy at this time. These recordings were created over the same period of time, comprised of amplifying the human body, various ... See full review
posted a comment on Ralph Koper - Ancient Pulsations. over 3 years ago
"These field recordings made in Varanasi presents authentic and vital life of the Indian people. This is a world where things around us are not infinitely secularized and separated, controlled and restricted but a world where each one is One. Gods and ... See full review
posted a review of Camilla Hannan - Strangelands. over 3 years ago
"Camilla Hannan's Strangelands has been created from her exploration of four very specific locations, and the audio recordings she captured in-situ. As we all know Eric's house is in far North Coburg and Strangelands is of course a suburb of Brisbane. ... See full review
posted a review of Bjarni Gunnarsson* - Processes & Potentials. over 3 years ago
"So much music claims to capture the moment. But as Processes & Potentials proves, in-the-momentness can be a malleable concept. The result of three years of studio work, the album sees Bjarni Gunnarsson following his longstanding interest in exploring ... See full review
posted a review of MUfi.re - These Walls Resemble Absence. over 3 years ago
"The sounds of These Walls Resemble Absence were recorded by Rui Almeida in an abandoned factory (located in northern Portugal), a complex of pavilions that are now in a deep state of degradation. In a recording process based on intuition and instinct, ... See full review
submitted MUfi.re - These Walls Resemble Absence. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Bjarni Gunnarsson* - Processes & Potentials. over 3 years ago
Comes with 6+1 pro printed inserts
submitted Bjarni Gunnarsson* - Processes & Potentials. over 3 years ago
submitted Camilla Hannan - Strangelands. over 3 years ago
submitted Ralph Koper - Ancient Pulsations. over 4 years ago
submitted Mathieu Ruhlmann - This Star Teaches Bending. over 4 years ago
submitted Jay-Dea López* - The Great Silence. over 4 years ago
submitted Simon Whetham - Un Año Tranquilo . over 4 years ago
submitted Annea Lockwood - A Sound Map Of The Housatonic River. over 4 years ago
submitted Scott Sherk - New York Glyptic. over 4 years ago
submitted Frédéric Nogray - Buiti Binafin (Déambulation À La Lisière Du Monde). over 4 years ago
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 5 years ago