OUR STORY

Established in 2005, Gnome Life Records produces analog, limited edition, and hand-made musical artifacts. Based in Big Sur, California, Gnome Life emanates from a wild and majestic landscape, rich in human and non-human history, overflowing with physical and non-physical power, ripe with mystery.

Some of our artists dwell in these sacred wilds as well. But even our artists that come from distant lands share a common, ineffable core. Our releases, though varied in musical genre and tone, all exist within a dynamic, aesthetic ecosystem. Each artist and album inhabits a different niche in this habitat of mind and spirit.

We create vinyl records and cassette tapes that are crafted with so much intention that they move beyond the average realm of material objects and disposable media, to become treasured belongings, imbued with the primordial magic of Big Sur. All of our releases were originally recorded using analog technology, capturing and transmitting the organic fullness of the creative moment.

When crafting our artifacts, we attempt to source the highest quality materials, both aesthetically and environmentally. When we can’t make something ourselves we employ family-owned businesses and friendly artisans to aid us in our work. Everything is made on the West Coast of the USA; most releases are manufactured entirely in California.

OUR PURPOSE

In our current age the transcendent values of art are in a state of advanced erosion, as an endless stream of media wears away and waters-down meaning. Gnome Life seeks to support creators that strike sparks in the darkness – musicians that present and explore mystery and the depths of being in an honest way.

We strive to create worthy vessels for our brave artists. Indeed, we craft our artifacts with great intention, hoping that each record and tape can literally be a vehicle for transformation, an artifact of illumination, a sacred object.

We are blessed to live in an unspoiled wilderness, to create in a place where the mystic forces that once covered the whole Earth still shimmer and glow. We have felt the real power and magic of our wild homeplace, Big Sur, and it informs everything we do.

It is our wish that Gnome Life releases will release the ancient spirit and wonder of this place upon the entire world, nourishing the spirits and minds of our hungry human family, as our generous habitat has nourished us.

 
DISCOGRAPHY
GNM-001 Antlers and The Sun... LP by Bird By Snow (2 pressings)
GNM-003 Industrial Collapse 7" EP by Bird By Snow
GNM-004 Sky LP+CD by Bird By Snow (2 pressings)
GNM-005 Logic LP+CD by Spencer Owen
GNM-006 Eternal LP+CD by Sean Smith (2 pressings)
GNM-007 Sacred Crag Dancer, Corpse Whisperer LP by Sean Smith
GNM-008 Songbread/Another Ocean LP+CD by Bird By Snow
GNM-009 Songbread/Another Ocean CD + bonus EP by Bird By Snow
GNM-010 Sean Smith LP by Sean Smith
GNM-011 Common Wealth LP/CD by Bird By Snow
GNM-012 Okay Human cassette+Mp3 by Mega Bog0000000000
GNM-013 Native Tongue cassette+Mp3 by Yurt
GNM-014 Subtle Body cassette+Mp3 by Bird By Snow
GNM-015 Rivers cassette by Wildbirds & Peacedrums
GNM-016 Black Grass cassette+Mp3 by Little Wings
GNM-017 Made it Rain cassette+Mp3 by Little Wings
GNM-018 Triangle & AH cassette+Mp3 by The Range of Light Wilderness
GNM-019 Christmas cassette+Mp3 by Sean Smith
GNM-020 Eternal cassette+Mp3 by Sean Smith
GNM-021 The Measure of Mystery cassette+Mp3 by Daniel Higgs
GNM-022 Made it Rain LP+Mp3 by Little Wings
GNM-023 Offering LP+Mp3 by Bird By Snow
GNM-024 Last cassette+Mp3 by Little Wings
GNM-025 Spagyric cassette+Mp3 by Mountainhood
GNM-026 Visions of the Country LP reissue+Mp3/FLAC by Robbie Basho
GNM-027 The Range of Light Wilderness LP+Mp3/CD by The Range of Light Wilderness
GNM-028 Letters from the Forest of Nisene Marks cassette+Mp3 by Mountainhood
GNM-029 Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12 LP reissue+Mp3/FLAC by Robbie Basho
GNM-030 True Prayer LP+Mp3 / CD by Santiparro
GNM-031 Music Today LP+Mp3 / Cassette by Fountainsun
GNM-032 Ever Present Calm LP+Mp3 / Cassette by Shay Roselip
GNM-033 Womb of Light 7"+Mp3 by Fletcher Tucker
GNM-034 Light Green Leaves LP+Mp3 by Little Wings
OUR NEWEST CREATION

lgl"Light Green Leaves" by LITTLE WINGS – In a treasure trove of hundreds of songs and twelve unique albums, one Little Wings record sparkles with a particularly iridescent sheen... the alt-folk, lo-fi, drifter-pop masterpiece Light Green Leaves.

This deluxe vinyl edition is extraordinary! Jackets foil-stamped with holographic pastel rainbow foil, 140 gram translucent green or rust vinyl, hand-numbered edition of 1,000 copies.

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