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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2009
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    I find the twitterfeed of @NetlabelLover is pretty handy for discovering all the netlabels out there.

    And texture, congrats on finally starting it up! Will be downloading stuff soon!
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      CommentAuthorconnexion
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2009
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    @ Warren:
    Probably not the most extensive of resources but there's a page of netlabel links at http://www.connexionbizarre.net/ (go to links -> netlabels). Additionally we are developing a regular netlabel activity of sort with some releases close to ready for the coming months (including a Thermidor remix album if you liked "1929") in addition to the "You Are Here" comps of US underground electronics.

    @ oldhat:
    Seems I'll be paying close attention to that, thanks!
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2009
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    @texture - Excellent work!
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2009
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    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    From my post today about the inspiration for Black Lantern, here are a few of my favourite netlabels:

    Dead Channel - Leeds-based electronica label
    Little Rock - Glasgow dance / noise / pop label
    Myuzyk - mostly electronica
    Jahtari - dub, dubstep, (dig)ital sounds
    Alterhit - nice and varied

    There are links in the post to mix-sharing sites as well, but that's not for this thread. In terms of specific recommendations, I heartily recommend checking out Micoland & Holly Bretton's 'Traverse' LP on Dead Channel. One of my albums of the year for 2008.
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    I've just uploaded 4 new albums to the Quiet World website. They are...

    Ian Holloway - Where have we been in the world today?
    '...Holloway grounds much of his crystal powered synthesis upon hypnotic, low-end vibrations whose radiant ambience glows from within. Brighter tones shimmer and sparkle against the curtains of subharmonics with some choice moments from dissonant surges of distorted guitars agitating the background.' - Jim Haynes, Aquarius Records.
    Download here

    Ian Holloway & Darren Tate - Wet Rat Year
    'Excellent new CD from this pair of UK avantists in a heavier, more-Industrial style than usual. Some great Cosey/Lydia-styled slide guitar over bleeping electronics, minimal Kraut-styled alarm tones and elemental drones.' - David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue
    Download here

    Banks Bailey - Vibrations from the Holocene
    Set of stunning field recordings made, for the most part, in the mountains around Tucson, Arizona.
    Download here

    Adrian Shenton - The Measuring of Moments
    '...steering Eno's ambient strategies into territories with a bit more drama incorporating plenty of light and shadow into this particularly autumnal album.' - Jim Haynes, Aquarius Records.
    Download here

    also i've simplified the download page at the website so anyone interested in the rest of the back catalogue can now easily help themselves.
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    I used to help run this net-label (Well...I answered emails!) There used to be more releases, but our server died & we lost everything. We released music ranging from Noise/Soundscape/8Bit/Techno/Drum N Bass etc...

    DUSTIN MUST DIE
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    Sorry about the various stuff ups with my posts, down here in Australia we still use steam to power our internet!
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    JustNotNormal,

    The compilation album NORMAL
    is a good place to start.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2009
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    I thought we could maybe turn this thread into a bit more of a discussion, rather than just a list - Warren, if you'd rather this go in another thread (or on another Forum!) then please tell me to move it (or shut it).

    I'm working on a blog post at the moment - I downloaded as much as I could in a couple of hours from the netlabels listed here, and will post a link to the reviews once I'm finished. Intend to do this regularly. So, other netlabel people - do you engage with other labels in this way, blogging about their releases? I'd be very interested in forming some links to do this kind of thing. Everyone on Twitter so far has been really helpful with RTs, too - there's definitely a wee community of netlabels on there who support each others' stuff.

    Also, I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for good streaming sites with embeddable players? Or any feedback about the ones we are looking at right now to use:

    Fairtilizer
    Soundcloud
    LastFM

    My friends over at Little Rock went to what sounded like a great netlabel conference in Berlin this year. Did anyone else here go? Any advice on other good conferences to attend?

    I would love to turn this thread into an ongoing resource for startup netlabels. I'm having so much fun with mine so far, even though the learning curve is pretty steep.