Digital for experimental music
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Labels represented

(in constant construction)

Alga Marghen
Italy
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Alga Marghen
Italian label founded in 1996 and run by Emanuele Carcano, specialising in experimental historical obscurites, obscure outsiders, and twentieth-century composition. These highly acclaimed releases are often released in limited editions. Alga Marghen's catalogue includes works by the likes of Charlemagne Palestine , Robert Ashley , Ghédalia Tazartès , Tony Conrad ...


alt.vinyl
UK
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alt.vinyl



Amanita
France
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Amanita
Amanita is a label from the south west of France. We have released over 80 records since 1989.

Considered as a noise/hardcore label in the beginning of the 90's we quickly tried to get rid of that reputation by releasing free jazz, ambient, IDM, pop as well... We co-released records with Megaphone records (USA), Define Knormal Music (USA), Rastascan (USA), Father Yod/Ecstatic Peace (USA), G3G (Spain), Fourth Dimension (UK), Trost (AT), Trottel (Hun)... We try to act as a technical support (recording studio, graphics) in total respect for the aestetics of the band. We do not impose our vision to the artists we work with.


Antiopic
USA
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Antiopic
Antiopic is an independent record label founded in New York City in 2002 by David Daniell and James Elliott. The label is currently located in Chicago, Illinois. Artists include:Ultra-Red, Ateleia, Need Thomas Windham...


Apestaartje
USA
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Apestaartje
Beautiful label utilising software based technologies expanding on traditional instrumentation.

Artists include: Mountains, Sébastien Roux, Minamo,Fourcolour...


Ascorbic
Argentina
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Ascorbic
Alan Courtis label project.


Aufabwegen
Germany
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Aufabwegen
Since 1992, this German program and label make different styles and different musical periods face each other and interact. Artists include: Asmus Tietchens, KKNull, Rhodri Davies, Gregory Büttner


Authorised-Version
UK
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Authorised-Version
authorised version was established as an experimental music label in 2000 by philip julian in order to provide an outlet for the ongoing cheapmachines project. They are now releasing a diverse range of recorded material by various experimental artists around the world who are working in the fringe realms of modern music. Artists include:Maurizio Bianchi, Cheapmachines, John Hegre, Lasse Marhaug,Cheapmachines, smell & quim...


Blossoming Noise
USA
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Blossoming Noise



Bo'Weavil
UK
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Bo'Weavil
London based imprint releasing lost gems from the wealth of traditional folk music and avant-garde/free music and the best from the current scene of avant folk music from around the globe. Artists include:Robbie Basho , Josephine Foster , N.E.W., Starving Weirdos , Tom James Scott ...


Cathnor
UK
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Cathnor
Cathnor Recordings is a CD label based in Oxfordshire, England. The label exists to document the music his creator Richard Pinnell enjoys and would like to see find a wider audience. Artists include: Michael Pisaro, Mark Wastell, Rhodri Davies, Paul Vogel...


Confront
UK
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Confront
Confront is a London based Label, runned by Mark Wastell, which releases highly acclaimed albums from artists like Tim Barnes, David Toop, Rhodri Davies, John Butcher and of course Mark Wastell.


Crouton
USA
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Crouton
Since 1998, Crouton has released creative ideas via sound and material in small editions, featuring the work of: Aranos, Keith Berry, Richard Chartier, The Hafler Trio, Robert Hampson, Steven Hess, Jarboe, Jason Kahn, John Kannenberg, Lionel Marchetti, Jon Mueller, Bhob Rainey, Hal Rammel, Willem de Ridder, Chris Rosenau, Jim Schoenecker, Kevin Shea, Adam Sonderberg, Asmus Tietchens, Matt Turner, Matthew Waldron, Dan Warburton, Thomas Wincek, Achim Wollscheid, and more.


Dekorder
Germany
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Dekorder
Dekorder is a great German label runned by Marc Richter (AKA Black To Comm). Artists include:Uton, Machinefabriek, Kuupuu, Black to comm, Maja Ratkje, Voks...


Digitalis
USA
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Digitalis
The American label and online reference online music magazine is full of incredible bands and artists. Between the powerful noise of Tarentel, the experimental folk of Chriss Sutherland or the Free jazz of Catonapotato, everyone can find its own requirements.


High Tensile
UK
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High Tensile
London based label. Artists include: Alex Mein Smith.


Dreamsheep
Italy
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Dreamsheep
Dreamsheep is an indie label started in 2008 and run by Valerio Cosi. First volume in a forthcoming serie of compilations is being released on March 2009. This one includes guys like Area C, Datashock, Gianluca Becuzzi & Fabio Orsi, Hexlove, Richard Skelton, Robedoor, The North Sea, The Nether Dawn, Brothers Of The Occult Sisterhood.


Ektro Records
Finland
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Ektro Records
This prolific Finnish label offers Experimental / Rock / Psychedelic/ Krautrock to those ready to listen to it. Artists include:Circle, Steel Mammoth, Kuusumun Profeetta,...


Fangbomb
Sweden
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Fangbomb
Dedicated to music and what most likely isn't, the Fang Bomb label was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2006 and already has amazing artists and bands such as Jasper Tx , Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words, I Am A Vowel.


Fonal Records
Finland
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Fonal Records
Finnish independent label established by Sami Sänpäkkilä in 1995 which has gradually become a key figure in the avant-free folk world.

Artists include: ES, Islaja, Paavoharju, Kiila, Kemialliset Ystävät, Risto...





For4Ears
Switzerland
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For4Ears
Going on 15 years, Swiss imprint For4Ears Records has been releasing a constant body of quality, edgy, experimental sound that counters the mainstream diligently. In emphasizing weakness over strength, the ongoing endeavours of For 4 Ears maintain a freshness of sound, giving rise to a minimalism pregnant with excess, to a roughness of surfaces that complement rather than compromise their soft, mutable centre. No small part of this is due to the emphasis on intersubjectivity in the relationships between the respective players


Forwind
UK
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Forwind
Forwind (pronounced \forwYnd\) was started in 2001. Amongst other things it acted mainly as the home to electronic musician CjC.
After many years of neglect in 2008 it was resurrected with the intention to serve the artists who contribute with releases, promotion and collaborative projects.
Our focus is the intersection of audio, customized software and the resultant fruits of their combined labour.


Gaffer Records
France
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Gaffer Records
This French label, specialized in new noise/dark noise/hardcore noise is representative of the new noise scene. Artists include: Talibam!, Offonoff, Jazkamer, MoHa!


Helmi Levyt
Finland
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Helmi Levyt
From experimental folk to hip-hop, with the incomparable Finnish touch, Helmi Levyt is meant to be discovered worldwide. Artists include: Harmaa Getto, Joose Keskitalo from Paavoharju, Profeetta ja Uusi Maailmanuskonto


iDeal Recordings
Sweden
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iDeal Recordings
Artists include:Audionom, Aleph1, Skull Defekts, Nate Young, Wolf Eyes,...


Incus Records
UK
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Incus Records
London-based label Incus Records was established in 1970 by Derek Bailey, Tony Oxley and Evan Parker. Usually it is referred to as, "the first independent, musician run record company in Britain". Motivated partly by the ideology of self determination and partly by an absence of an acceptable alternative, the policy is centred on improvisation. Musicians and groups who made their first appearance on record on Incus include Jamie Muir, Steve Beresford, John Russell, Phil Wachsmann, Dennis Palmer, The L.J.C.O., Balance, Steve Noble/Alex Maguire Duo, Tony Bevan Trio, Alex Ward/Steve Noble Duo, the Shaking Ray Levis, the John Zorn/Fred Frith Duo, the John Butcher/Vanessa Mackness Duo, the Eugene Chadbourne/John Zorn Duo, the Roger Smith/Neil Metcalfe Duo among others.


Misf*ts
Finland
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Misf*ts
MISF*TS was the most important weekly electro/indie club in Helsinki, Finland, and a DJ-duo formed by the residents, Erkko and Marko Makelove.


N&B research digest
Finland
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N&B research digest
The Finnish-Russian entity called N&B Research Digest is a label/publication series started in 2000 by two musicians, Anton Nikkila and Alexei Borisov. So far it has released nine CDs with nine more download-only albums coming in 2008.
Artists also include: Swissair, Jungle, F.R.U.I.T.S.... a live album by Alexei Borisov & Anton Nikkilä and "Soundtrack from the film Hermafrodiitit" by the obscure early 1980's post-punk group Swissair from Helsinki, featuring Nikkilä as well.


NO-FI Recordings
UK
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NO-FI Recordings
An independent record label based in Newcastle, UK and releasing noise/folk/skronk/whatever by artists on both sides of the Atlantic, like Alan Courtis, Aaron Moore, Emeralds, Sun City Girls, Derek Bailey, Otomo Yoshihde.


Optical Sound
France
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Optical Sound



Peippo
Finland
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Peippo
Artists include:Tomutonntu, Pekko Käppi, Lauhkeat Lampaat, Kemialliset Ystävät,...


Pica Disk
Norway
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Pica Disk
Lasse Marhaug's label project.


Ping Pong Productions
UK
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Ping Pong Productions
Run by drummer Steve Noble, from N.E.W. , Ping Pong Productions is a totally free improv-focused label and includes legendary artists like Derek Bailey, Lol Coxhill, John Edwards and Steve Noble amongst others.


Presto!?
Italy
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Presto!?
Presto!? is a label based in Cesena, Italy. Curated by Lorenzo Senni, the label focuses on electronic - electro/acoustic - computer music, field recordings and sound art.


Seven Things
UK
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Seven Things
7things commitment is to push the best contemporary music into the scalding light of day” through specially commissioned experimental music. Artists include: Charlemagne Palestine, Luc Ferrari, David Fennessy, Yannis Kyrkiakides.


Singing Knives
UK
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Singing Knives
Singing Knives specialises in noise-art-folk acts. Releases include a limited CD by Peril Hill, a limited 7" by Feather Gatherers, and other artists such as MV & EE, Chora, Pekko Kappi, ...


Split Records
Australia
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Split Records
Artists include:clayton thomas, peter blamey, jim denley,...


Staubgold digital
Germany
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Staubgold digital
One of the most important German independent labels. Artists include: Rafael Toral, Ekkehard Ehlers, Paul Wirkus, Klangwart, David Cunningham... now in its 10th anniversary, is launching a 'digital only' label exclusively represented by Diogenes.


Thor's Rubber Hammer
USA
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Thor's Rubber Hammer
Washington DC based Thor's Rubber Hammer is an outer-limits record label run by Lars Gotrich. Specializing in experimental, jazz and psychedelic genres Thor's Rubber Hammer represents artists such as Italian Valerio Cosi, the Brooklyn-based clarinettist Jeremiah Cymerman and The Brooklyn-based composer, bagpipes player Matthew Welch among others.


Ultramarine
Italy
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Ultramarine



Vital
Denmark
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Vital



Whitebox
UK
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Whitebox