823 is the numerical representation of the phrase ‘Thinking Of You’. A creative project founded by the artist Ta-ku, 823 was born from an appreciation for the people, places and ideas that inspire us and push us forward. In that spirit, we are proud to present a series of recordings that showcase the musical and visual output of emerging artists. It was only fitting to have Ta-ku’s friend and frequent collaborator, Kuzich kick this series off.
Kuzich is a multi-faceted, multi-talented multi-vitamin. Equal parts down to earth and otherworldly. Having spent years traversing the earth, making sonic accompaniments for untold tales, his dusty backlog is finally being excavated from the basement. Dawn Chorus chronicles the absurdity and beauty of the everyday. Take a minute… With Kuzich’s first official release, we get a taste of his unique versatility & multi-instrumentalism in every track. The Perth (AUS) born musician is no stranger to the music industry – having toured extensively as a drummer with acts like Tame Impala, Ta-ku, Drapht, The Growl, Cameron Avery & many more. In between tours Kuzich has always been known to explore the more unusual corners of the earth â€“ colliding with colourful personalties & creating soulful eclectic music.
In a break from the norm, cover art for this series will showcase photography shot on film by each artist. The 12″ vinyl will also come with an oversize photographic zine that captures the life of the artist at the time of writing and recording. ‘Dawn Chorus’ photos were taken by Kuzich on film with his Ricoh GR1s point & shoot camera on his travels over the past year. The cover art features Mt Rinjani, Indonesia.