DescriptionRecord Label Records was established as a chiefly CDR label in 1996 by then 15-year-old Robbie Martin (Fluorescent Grey). Since their relaunch in 2002, RLR has steadily amassed a catalog of various CD and vinyl releases that are unified in their originality, if not their musicality. And now he has curated these expansive complementary compilations Drinking the Goat's Blood and Electric Carpets -- the 20th and 21st entries in the RLR catalog, respectively. These aural pleasures are the answer to the question, "Is there no hope for the widow's son?"
Focusing on electro acoustic beats, and post IDM consider Electric Carpets dance music, but not in the typical sense of throw away 45rpm 12 inches. Rather, it is a series of weird poppy toe tappers and material for the untraditional DJ, lovingly arranged and ritualistically hewn into a seamless psychedelic pastiche. Brian E creates infectious prog rock synth pop too earnest and intricate to be mere throwbacks, and he's been on the road for half the decade with Egyptian Lover, driving their raucous sets with his keys. Not Breathing fuses black metal with darkwave electro into a creation that's impossible to describe in adjectives... let's just call it a tasty brewed cauldron of mushroom soup, like something straight out of Altered States.
RLR is very excited to share with you new & exclusive works from acts on Hymen, Ant-zen, Phthalo, Acroplane, Skam, Tear, Highpoint Lowlife, Sub Rosa, and Important Records as well as its own cast of characters. For the first time ever appearing on Record Label Records we welcome Scuzi, Terminal 11, Not Breathing, Exillon, wAgAwAgA, Dr. Strangeloop, BD1982, Future Image, Dimentia & Identity Theft
Electric Carpets Cast: Kush Arora, Cubus, Dr. Strangeloop, Kcinsu, William Braintree, Future Image, Identity Theft, Kossak, Scuzi, Brian E, Exillon, Dimentia, Not Breathing, Terminal 11, BD1982, Fluorescent Grey, Mike Dunkley, wAgAwAgA
Drinking The Goat's Blood Cast: Mike Dunkley, Wobbly, Column One, Candle Labra, Ata Ebtekar, Nommo Ogo, Wisp, Dalglish, Senryl, Koyxe?, Contagious Orgasm, Fluorescent Grey, Sean Niesen, Upside Down Umbrella, Tomoroh Hidari, 10-20, Bloodysnowman, Yoshide Nakajima