Ten and Tracer

Ten and Tracer is Jonathan Canupp. Jonathan and I 'met' (as in 'web met') on the netlabel scene I case a number of years ago. He's good mates with Jason Corder and we all released on the great Rope Swing Cities label moons ago. We've been listening to his music round here for donkeys years. He makes incredible electronic music, folktronic, organictronic...any tronic...what the heck is 'tronic'? Anyway, we love love love all the work he does. Back in 2011 we released the excellent 'Friendless Now' on our sister label Nomadic Kids Republic. A year before that he very kindly made a re-working for 'Slow Films In Low Light'.

He's been working on an album for a while now which sounds absolutely &%$#ng amazing for a Home Normal release. Probably in 2014 by the looks of it. We can't wait!

Here are a couple of really lovely Ten and Tracer films:

Here's a video of Ten and Trace playing live in 2007. It is about as grainy as it gets, but somehow that fits with the music:

You can keep up-to-date with all Ten and Tracer news, releases and shows on his site here:


He also has a very nice Bandcamp page with loads of fabulous music:


Jonathan also works under another moniker called 'Petrichoir' which is pretty damn great. Check it out here:


Here's a little more about Ten and Tracer:

Ten and Tracer is Jonathan Canupp. He was born in Boulder, Colorado a while ago. Some rappers say they were born with a microphone in their hand; Jonathan was born with a Macbook, Vaio, Roland JP-8000, Roland JX-10, Electrix FX units, Roland MKS-100, Yamaha FB-01, Violin, Flute, Cello, Minidisk recorder, several vintage reel-to-reels (Sony, Grundig), several cassette and micro-cassette recorders, Reaktor, Max/Msp, Ableton Live, FL Studio, and Adobe Audition in his hand(s). He has many hands. 

Ten and Tracer has released on many labels, including Nomadic Kids Republic, U-Cover, Rope Swing Cities, Bitlab, Archipel, Zymogen, 8bitpeoples, and others. He has supported and headlined with such acts as Thomas Fehlman, Proem, Lusine, Kangding Ray, Sawako, Terminal 11 and CDatakill. Have you heard of these people? He has also played in shows in Belgium, France, Germany and Holland.

Ten and Tracer once had a Wikipedia article about him, but he encouraged people to vandalize it and now it has been removed. Ten and Tracer has more than one-thousand friends.

Ten and Tracer lives in Denver, Colorado. Ten and Tracer says “Thanks to everyone for your support and interest. We are friends now.”

You can stream, share and buy 'A Film by Ten and Tracer' from 'Slow Films In Low Light' here:

You can stream, share and buy 'Friendless Now' from Nomadic Kids Republic here: