Au milieu du mois de février dernier, Brock Van Way alias bvdub a fait une petite surprise aux fans de son label Quietus (dont je fais parti), en nous offrant tout simplement un album inédit ! L’histoire est que One last look at the sea devait sortir en 2008 sur le label Somnia qui malheureusement a fermé ses portes avant de concrétiser le projet. Deux autres labels s’étaient manifestés pour sortir ce disque, mais eux aussi ont été pris dans la tourmente et n’en sont pas revenus. Continue reading →
Brock Van Wey alias Bvdub has launched in december 2007 a very intimate label about ambiant and deep mind elevations. Based in San Francisco, Quietus only delivers 100 hand-made cd-r copies for each releases, including artists like Brock himself, Quantec and Remote_. A very talented crew who has already signed amazing stuff for the highly respected Styrax label. Here, Brock talks about his music, the story of Quietus and its releases, the mp3 vs the cd-r distribution, why it’s so important for him to produce hand-made cd-r’s, and the unexpected reactions of the listeners of Quietus. Far away from the techno (or the “minimal”) star-system, all the things you are going to read tends to suggest this guy is just a true music-lover. Continue reading →
Welcome to the jungle of the netlabels ! Damned, there are too many ! The fact is, that’s so easy now to buy or use cracked softwares, play some shits in few minutes that make you think you are the new Radioslave, and less than one hour for uploading your crappy “work” into the world’s face. That’s the problem with 98 % of the netlabels nowadays. And it’s discouraging people who only want to find good vibes. It’s the Youtube generation, where everybody can make anything (interesting or not), and upload it to tell to the world “hey look at my dumbass face, dude”. Everybody wants (to be) a piece of this globalized cake… Continue reading →
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