If you are a follower or recent viewer of this blog you will have noticed I removed the last post about stopping blogging and directing people to either the Facebook or Twitter pages. I have decided to fill in the information on the releases to come on the label and then the future after it's demise. I have decided to end the label known as Twice Removed at the end of the agreed releases and start over under a new name. The reason being is that I want to have a more hands on approach to the label.
I have run TR primarily on demo's sent to me which has been great as I have come across great music and am happy to have been a part of it's dissemination out to 'the people'. Originally I started the label with the view of mixing local or Australian releases with their overseas counterparts, I guess in the same sort of philosophy of the late Sound & Fury label. This didn't really happen with the last local releases being released early to mid 2012 and the Australian releases since just being Berber Ox, Roger Nova Twelve and Anonymeye. Also, I started the label trying to court artists and was largely unsuccessful (actually around 5 of the releases so far have been of me contacting the artists, bearing in mind that there has been around 37 releases it's a small percentage). I have developed some good relationships with artists that I plan to continue working with. A lot of the releases of TR have com via demo's. With Demo's I've always had the policy if people took the time to contact me and send me their work I would take the time to listen to them. There is nothing better than getting something to listen to that makes you re-listen to it time after time. Conversely, there is nothing worse than having to send rejection letters to people. So, next time round the demo policy will be that demo's will not be accepted. I will have to resist listening to them.
The release schedule for TR has been crazy, so far in the first 7 months of 2013 there has been 14 releases with a bunch more due. I want to slow this down. I planned to this year, but things picked up. I want to give each release more time and not be so conscious over costs like I am now. I feel the only way to achieve this is to put TR to rest and start over fresh. The name has already been chosen and keeping in with Twice Removed I have chosen another Tactics song for the name (a shame as my second favourite track is "Second Language" and we all know that is taken) .
Here is a list of the last lot of Twice Removed releases. Note, these are the ones committed to with a possibility of maybe 2 more, but things can change (sometimes artists may not be ready, etc...) and so should be seen as flexible.
TR018 Darren Harper
TR024 Pleq & Spheruleus
TR032 Be My Friend In Exile "The Silence, The Darkness"
TR034 Sima Kim & Saito Koji "Light and Gravity"
TR035 Mote "Frames"
TR036 Le Berger
TR037 The Ashes of Piemonte
TR039 Matthew Barlow
TR041 Andrei Machado
TR043 Berber Ox
TR044 Andreas Brandal
TRE 007 Nacht Plank
TRE 008 Nacht Plank
As you can see it's a decent list to get through before the end, so there will be some more great releases. And then, it can all start over again. New & Fresh.
Twice Removed Records
Welcome to the blog for the new Perth based micro label Twice Removed. We plan to put out a series of releases in a variety of packaging from local, interstate and overseas artists. The musical styles will be from Ambient to Drone to Glitch to Noise and anything in between. We can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org for any information, demo's etc...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Slowly, while the label has been releasing music I have been gathering like minded labels and artists for the Twice Removed store which is over at www.twiceremoved.storenvy.com. There are some additions coming in the post, but for now here are some of the artists and labels stocked.
Dronarivm are the Russian label run by Dmitry Taldykin and curated by Bartosz Dziadosz (aka Pleq) and they have been assembling a great roster with artists including Fescal, Listening Mirror, Celer, Creation VI, Philippe Lamy and the Aquarius compilation (which features the likes of Federico Durand / The Green Kingdom / Pjusk / Melodium (offthesky drone mix) / Simon Whetham / Loscil / Marsen Jules / Fabio Orsi / Pillowdiver / Machinefabriek / Hakobune + Hiroki Sasajima / Francisco López / Pleq + Mathieu Ruhlmann / Yann Novak) to name a few. The store has the releases from Fescal, Celer, Philippe Lamy, Darren Harper and the "Aquarius" compilation.
Preserved Sound are the Polish label that introduced me to Endless Melancholy and Vitaly Beskrovny who also appeared on Twice Removed. They also have links to the Resonating Wood label and the artists Lights Dim and New Century Classics. The store has the two great Vitaly Beskrovny album's "Opus" and "Life on Paper" as well as the Post Rock stylings of Blackpaperplanes and the loop orientated Visionary Hours.
Slow Flow Records is run by Ryo Nakata aka Ryonkt who gave Twice Removed it's second (and first International) release. The catlalogue includes releases from well known artists in the Ambient/Drone/Experimental fields like Celer, Fabio Orsi, Richard Ginns and Concern, all of which are available in the store. All are in slick thin line card sleeves.
Adeptsound is the former Perth based and now UK based label that release music that fits in the Post Industrial, Power Electronics and Dark Ambient. Release come from Schuster (label owner Tim Bayes), Zilverhill (a collaboration of Tim Bayes and Paul Carr aka pRESENT dAY bUNA) and the worldwide compilation "Bacterium" (which features Cheap Machines, Schuster, Dieter Muh, N. Strahl, D.D.A.A. and others). Some of these releases have been long sold out at source and limited to some 50 copies, most no more than 200 copies.
Databloem Other than being a great distributor and stockist of music from around the world (Twice Removed included), they also have a catalogue of great names as well and some of these are stocked in the store including Offthesky, Beta Two Agonist, Sgnl_Fltr, Krzysztof Orluk and Saul Stokes. Databloem release are known for their texture, ambience as well as melody and occasional groove/rhythm.
Dead Pilot I managed to grab some copies of the Jannick Schou and Expo70 releases at the end of this sorely missed UK label. Expo70 is the well known Psych/Drone artist while Jannick Schou's music covers modern classical, drone, ambient and sound art.
I also have some spare copies of things that have either been purchased additionally by accident or have received at some point. These include release by Ian Hawgood, Haruki and micromelancolie` & Sindre Bjerga.
Coming soon to the store are copies of the second physical release on the Hidden Vibes label from A Model Kit "Roads For", releases from Japan's Pollen Rec label from Ieva, Nobuto Suda & Samuel Andre`, Ieva & Hakobune and Andrew Couzens. Also coming in the future will be copies of the Claro de Luna release 'La Voz Quebrada' (Claro de Luna features Jose Acuña who also is a member of EUS and Ett Abigail). I am always looking for new labels and artists to stock so please get in contact if your are interested in being stocked.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
April sees a little rotation with the "Antigravity" disc by Creation VI & Exit to Exist brought forward and the Monolyth & Cobalt release going back to may alongside Roger Nova Twelve and Matthew Barlow. Here is the artwork for both releases.
The releases from Oliwa and Hivver "Naturalia" and "Don't Try" respectively, are out now. All copies of Hivver 's have gone to distributors (one regular customer grabbed one) so will be available via Stashed Goods, Experimedia and Databloem in around a fortnight. The download is still available at $5. The Oliwa disc, which comes with a free badge has the option of pay what you want for the download, while disc is $8.
|Hivver's Hand made recycled magazine paper sleeves|