Real Name: Christopher Knollmeyer

Leaftype is Christopher Knollmeyer, an electronic musician from Lincoln, MA. He studies music technology at Calarts. He also plays keyboards and drums.

Leaftype writeup in Portals Press


Faith at Portals just posted a nice piece about Leaftype:

Like his fellow Belgian Man compatriots, the LA-based artist Leaftype, a.k.a. Christopher Knollmeyer, is no stranger to the practice of “extravagant genre hopping,” and his newest release LTEP0008 shows just how nimbly he can jump. On “Ooh,” the producer keeps one foot rooted in the skittering traditions of drum and bass, while reaching, through heady melodic involutions and a structure that disorients like a dream, for something enticingly unfamiliar. The result is at once propulsive and paralyzing, a sensation akin to the pleasurable discomfort of pins and needles.

Thanks, Faith! Check out the article over at Portals.


LEAFTYPE: Producer


Written, produced, mixed and mastered by Christopher Knollmeyer. http://blgn.mn/leaftype

Artwork by David Yanofsky. http://blgn.mn/david

Released on Belgian Man Records. http://blgn.mn

Special thanks to Andrew Monks, Fenn Macon, Mint Park, and Christopher Rutledge.

Bedroom Classics Vol. 1 Compilation

5am: Contributor, Masterer

A. Campbell Payne: Contributor

B∩MSTEAD: Contributor

David Yanofsky: Cover Artist

Dephrase: Contributor

EXIN MUSIC: Contributor

Kittenmildew: Contributor

Kuh-Lida: Contributor

LEAFTYPE: Contributor

Luc Lacerte: Masterer

Max Krieger: Contributor

Modus: Contributor

RYV: Contributor

Rave Matthew's Band: Contributor

SCRVB: Contributor

Tokyo Megaplex: Contributor

Bedroom Classics Vol. 1 is the second compilation album from Belgian Man Records. It includes sixteen previously unreleased tracks, each by a different artist.

Check out the video for can-f at http://vimeo.com/belgianman/can-f


Check out Andrew Monks’ video for can-f dropping later today on http://belgianman.com

Album cover by David Yanofsky

Alternate covers by David Dolan, Matthew Gallagher, Max Krieger, and Owen McGarry

Mastering by Luc Lacerte and Sam Andrus

Squares Half-Lp

Andrew Monks: Cover Artist

Luc Lacerte: Masterer

LEAFTYPE: Producer

Squares is one half of a release by Christopher Knollmeyer. The other half, Spheres, was released on Stereocure, a new record label based in Los Angeles, California.



Music by Christopher Knollmeyer http://blgn.mn/chris Mastering by Luc Lacerte http://blgn.mn/luc Cover by Andrew Monks http://blgn.mn/monks Photo by Michael Ciociola http://blgn.mn/ciocci

Pianophant Single

Andrew Monks: Cover Artist

Fenn Macon: Remixer

LEAFTYPE: Producer

Owen McGarry: Remixer

Thanks to everyone at CalArts who helped me Fenn and Owen, too.

But also you and other peeps. And Germany. Thanks, Germany.

—Christopher Knollmeyer


Written and produced by Christopher Knollmeyer Album cover by Andrew Monks

Clata Szkaer Split EP

David Yanofsky: Cover Artist

LEAFTYPE: Producer

Clata Szkaer is a split-EP by Christopher Knollmeyer of Lincoln, MA and 1937 (Dexter Shepard) of Los Angeles, CA.


Clata Szkaer was created produced and mastered by Christopher Knollmeyer and Dexter Shepard.

Check out Chris Knollmeyer on Belgian Man, and Dexter Shepard at http://www.facebook.com/pages/1937/148303132462

Cover art by David Yanofsky.

Make Noise Then Don't Stop Making It DJ Mix

Andrew Monks: Cover Artist


I made this as a fun project to keep me on my feet. With any luck, I’ll start actually dj-ing—not just for my friends or myself. Mad rad high-fives to anyone who actually dances to this.


TRACKS USED (in order)

[brackets] mean it was only in there for a second.

SL2 - On A Ragga Tip Ramadanman - Don’t Change For Me Jai Paul - BTSTU [James Brown - Funky Drummer] Avus - Real (Nathan Fake Remix) Modeselektor - Dancingbox M.I.A. - Bucky Done Gun Ghost - Think Ur Greezy Squarepusher - Come On My Selector Clipse - Ego Actress - Crushed Delorean - Stay Close [Four Tet - Smile Around The Face] Boy 8-Bit - Baltic Pine Luke Vibert - De-Pimp Act Major Lazer - Bruk Out Benga - Man On A Mission (Chef VIP Special) [Missy Elliott - Gossip Folks feat. Ludacris] Radiohead - Feral Nathan Fake - Fentiger [Autechre - Dropp/Daft Punk - Ouverture/Ice Cube - The First Day Of School/Common - The Food (Live)/DJ Shadow - Changeling (Transmission 1)] Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX - I’m New Here