High Two

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High Two
Founded 2004 (2004)
Founder Daniel Piotrowski
Distributor(s) Nail, North Country, Forced Exposure
Genre Indie rock, post-rock, jazz
Country of origin U.S.
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Official website www.hightwo.com

High Two is a record label based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was launched in 2004 with the release of music by Dave Burrell and Sonic Liberation Front.

High Two has since released records by A Cricket in Times Square, Adam Arcuragi, Make A Rising, Arc and Sender, Shot × Shot, Normal Love, and Cynthia G. Mason. The label has been praised[citation needed] for re-launching the career of Burrell and bringing Sonic Liberation Front to international prominence. In 2007, High Two released the third album from Bitter Bitter Weeks, the acclaimed[citation needed] project of producer/engineer Brian McTear, who has recorded a number of bands at his Miner Street Recordings including Espers, Danielson, The A-Sides, and The Bigger Lovers.

In November 2007, High Two released Sweet Earth Flower, an album by His Name Is Alive. On the album, His Name Is Alive, including members of Nomo in this incarnation, perform the music of jazz icon Marion Brown. The album's title is a reference to two Brown compositions, "Sweet Earth Flying" and "November Cotton Flower."

The label's music has been acclaimed[citation needed] by NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork Media, Down Beat, JazzTimes, Signal to Noise, The Wire, Paste, and Magnet.


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