Just what the world needs... another damn label! In this era of mind-numbing musical mediocrity, sagging sales, major label mega-mergers and indie label burn-out, why the hell would anyone do something crazy like start a label?! Like the medicine it's named after, Ipecac Recordings is here to purge you of the drek that's been rotting in your tummies.
Ipecac Recordings is the brainchild of Greg Werckman (former label manager for the legendary punk label, Alternative Tentacles, employee for Mercury Records for a record 15 minutes, currently operating Pick-A-Winner Management) and Mike Patton (former frontman for Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, currently of Fantômas, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom).
Werckman and Patton had been scheming for years (in between video games) about starting their very own label, waiting for just the right moment to unleash their master plan. Ipecac Recordings is not about to make music biz history and execute a revolution (although one is surely needed) or bore you by waxing poetic about their original musical philosophies. But if we have to adhere to a "mission statement," how about the notion of being an honest, artist friendly label run on a shoe string with no outrageous promotional or production costs. This label is a home to Mike Patton's eclectic musical collaborations as well as a place where bands we admire have the freedom to release music they might not be able to, or want to, release on other labels.
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The Kscope label was founded as a means of providing a platform for a growing number of artists that had started to reclaim and reinvent aspects of the Progressive genre. In order to produce something that resonated in the 21st Century, these artists had stripped the music of its perceived excess and clichés, and subtly re-established the movement’s original impulses, experimenting with eclectic musical sources and contemporary sonic possibilities.
Spearheaded by the ambitious likes of Porcupine Tree, Radiohead and Elbow on one side, and Muse, Opeth and Mars Volta on the other (the lynchpins of the hugely popular Prog-Metal movement), this new wave of Progressive expression also incorporated the atmospheric offerings of Air, Talk Talk and Royskopp, and the cinematic Post-Rock vistas of Sigur Ros, Godspeed You Black Emperor and Tortoise. All represented strands of traditional Progressive ideas influencing vital and exciting modern music.
The first dedicated Post-Progressive label, Kscope launched in May 2008 (with new albums from its first signings The Pineapple Thief and No-Man, and reissues from genre leaders, Porcupine Tree). An artistically focussed and sympathetic home for an evolving, flexible and adventurous style of music without boundaries, (as with its spiritual forebears 4AD, Factory, Vertigo and Harvest) Kscope is as concerned with packaging and artwork as it is with music and has established a distinctive visual, as well as musical, identity.
By continuing to utilise a combination of both new and established talent, Kscope offers a creative nurturing point for like-minded artists. The label has given a springboard for previous unknowns such as The Anchoress, Iamthemorning, Nosound and Lunatic Soul, greater exposure for the likes of The Pineapple Thief, TesseracT, Gazpacho, Jon Gomm and No-Man, and achieved significant chart success for Steven Wilson, Paul Draper, Anathema & Tangerine Dream.
Now, as always, this is a label looking to the future.
Limited-edition vinyl specializing in post-rock and metal
A FILM IN COLOR "They March In Endless Circles”
THIS PATCH OF SKY "These Small Spaces”
DRIFTOFF "Modern Fear”
CITY OF SHIPS "Ultraluminal"
JUNIUS "Forcing Out The Silence" Etched EP
PRAY FOR SOUND "Dreamer"
EAST OF THE WALL "Redaction Artifacts" Double LP set
SET AND SETTING "Equanimity"
IF THESE TREES COULD TALK "Red Forest"
HULL's "Viking Funeral"
CONSTANTS "If Tomorrow the War"