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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum

December 21, 2007
Richie Hawtin and the team at his German label MINUS Multimedia GmbH have teamed up to announce an "Environmental Awareness Initiative" aimed at minimizing the ecological impact of their products. Hawtin, in co-operation with Berlin-based Atmosfair, has been offsetting all of the carbon emissions from air travel associated with his touring, and his label is following suit as well by buying carbon credits to counter the pollution of flights made by Minus employees. The label's website at http://www.m-nus.com/ proudly displays the carbon offset to date, with 185.92 tons being being the total for 2007.

As Hawtin explains, "Carbon Offsetting is the concept of buying carbon credits against one's CO2 emissions to become carbon neutral. These carbon offsets are then used to contribute toward Atmosfair's various environmentally conscious worldwide projects that adhere to the internationally accepted Gold Standard certification rules."

As the vehicle for Hawtin's career, Minus has owned up to the environmental impact of manufacturing vinyl records and compact discs and begun packaging all 2007 Minus/Plus 8 vinyl and compact disc releases in either sustainable FSC-certified papers, biodegradable corn stock, and/or a combination of recycled papers, as well as issuing a new packaging design for compact discs that contains no plastics. For the release of it's EXPANSION | contraction compilation the label issued a limited edition, custom printed 1GB USB-card containing the physical release's 9 tracks in WAV and MP3 formats, along with two special bonus tracks: "The Eel" by Tractile and Ambivalent's "Lowlights."

SEE ALSO: www.m-nus.com

Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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