All sorts of jazz, free jazz and improv. Never for money, always for love.
I'm sincerely sorry to bother you with that kind of things, but... Sure I could go to indiegogo, kisskissbankbank (or else) and try my luck, however I’m in a hurry to announce that the label is desperately in need of direct (website) orders. For the first time in years, the accounting shows that we'll soon be out-of-business, whatever way we're looking at it. And you know what? Only half of you all faithful followers (here on the website mailing list, on facebook or on twitter) ordering a single release (although multiple-title orders are welcome too...) could make a huge difference and ensure that the releases I've got in preparation are not doomed before they can be brought to completion.
In relation with the above message, I hereby solemnly declare that I, Stéphane Berland (just like my beloved predecessor Jan Ström) never ever took a cent from the activity and revenue of the label (having managed to provide food and shelter to my multi-species family using other means to ‘make a living’ for us), all of it having systematically been used to fund the next release, one after the other. Just to make sure you can't think I'm funding a pool or car or bowl of cat food. I'm really talking about Joëlle Léandre, Sarah Murcia + collaborators, and many others to come I'd like to think.
Thanks for your time reading my plea.
And many thanks to the (too) few (unfortunately) of you who already treated us with their orders these past months and weeks.
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[Latest EDIT: July 25th, 2016]
2016 schedule was very quickly written down (...), with four releases planned, and three released so far.
Sarah Murcia's Never Mind the Future in the course of February. details & excerpts here
Joëlle Léandre Tentet’s Can You Hear Me? in the course of April. details & excerpts here
July sees the release of Michel Blanc's Le Miroir des Ondes. details & excerpts here
Currently 'in production/development' for possible late 2016/early 2017 releases are:
- A set by the "Ligne de Crêtes" trio of Jean-Brice Godet (clarinets, tape 'dictaphones', radio) with Pascal Niggenkemper (double bass, preparations, objects) and Sylvain Darrifourcq (drums, percussion, zither), recorded live in March 2016 in Paris.
- Daunik Lazro (baritone and tenor saxophones), Jean-Luc Cappozzo (trumpet, horns, objects) and Didier Lasserre (drums, percussion), recorded in various duo and trio settings over 2 days in June 2016.
As for other projects, further along the way, they will maybe never happen if sales remain as low as they have been the last two years. But could... and will then involve Heddy Boubaker (previously of the Zed Trio), Kamilya Jubran (singer and oud player, teamed with Sarah Murcia and the 'IXI' string trio of Guillaume Roy, Régis Huby and Atsushi Sakai), Marc Ducret (for new 'adventures' together), etc.
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