of net labels thinner and autoplate]
what initiate u to start label?
having my roots in the module scene,
up to spring 2001 i was a techno addicted nerd, liking the output of
adam beyer, marco carola, gaetano parisio and those djs most. i then
figured out that the sound didnt develop anymore, so i became bored
pretty much within short months. luckily ive bought a record in london
in autumn 2000 which made my interest for this new and different kind of
music going stronger each time i listened to it i became more and more
bored of usual tooltechno... it was kit claytons "nek sanalet"
album on ~scape which inspired me to talk to thomas jaldemark, who run
the module label "thinner" at this point of time. he was same
with my thoughts, so he decided to close module "thinner" (it
made 50 releases in .xm format!) to open it for something new the
demoscene hasnt seen at this point of time.
and why net label?
simply for the fact that i had all my
friends from internet in irc, especially in the channel #trax which is a
channel completly dedicated to module music. one of my closest friends
is ronny pries, who maintains the netlabel www.rohformat.de
... seeing his administration work for the label made me willed
to run a label again, since i had a short intermezzo with an anonymous
netlabel called "rohkost". i wanted to put up something
serious in which the quality aspect sets new standards in sound and
releasepolicy, so that the frontier to a vinyllabel is as short as
nowhere else (therefore the 192kbps premise which 95% of our released
tracks keep, and the standard to release at leat 2 tracks for one
release). since i felt still unexperienced about everything i wanted to
have a partner in crime, so thomas jaldemark was up on it from the very
first second too. if us would have had the money it needs to build a
vinyllabel we would have done it, but we think being a netlabel is a
very fine distribution for fresh and unknown artists either.
what impress me in thinner music is diference between sound of artists
but they also have something common. and all they share enorm quality in
sound. thinner treats diferent sounds in contemporay electronic music.
it has releases from dupond and curse that are more harder tech house
through rktic that it is more chill and ambient oriented to neurotron
that is complitely pure techhouse. also blamstrain is totaly diferent
from dolby and both from digiatlverein. but they all have one common
ground. dub sound is what connects them in all that variations. what do
u think about that contemporay interpretation of dub this days?
meanwhile it seems to me like all
possible streams of dub exploration within the 4/4 beat have been done
yet. as you said our artists are so different in sound, but still
connected through the dubs. for us its important not only to make
ordinary dubhouse, like so many artists do now, but more that every
artist who releases on thinner combines dub with his own unique style
... like blamstrains sound is more ambient dub, while i'd call
digitalvereins dubs to be romantic; dolbys dubs are more uplifting,
rktics more chilly and benfays style is more banging detroity, so i
think we have on thinner all good interpretations of dubtech/dubhouse.
we wont go the vocal dubhouse direction, like luomo, hakan libdo
(data80) or m.r.i now do, thinner has its very own sound established.
what do think about chain reaction, basic channel, force inc. labels and
what connects thinner with them?
no matter what, chain reaction and
basic channel are the most inspiring sources for our sound. its
unbelivable how fresh they still sound today, since their releases are
soon 10 years old! i guess all thinner artists have followed their
do u know worship recordings?
whats the idea behind new sublabel autoplate
ive received many good idm/iem demos
through thinner, which i liked, but didnt think they would fit on
thinner, so i decided to open autoplate as platform for music designed
for headphones. so far there're 4 releases out, expect very good
releases to comeup in the near future.
7. you have your own tracks on thinner
and autoplate, on compilation releases (thinnerism02 and bauhaus comp.).
what is your music background and r u making music more serious?
im full of ideas, but cant work them
out since i havent got a good audio setup. i think field recordings are
fascinating, id like to compose a kind of collage out of either sounds
of nature combined with sounds you find in daily life. id need a good
minidisc recorder and a plan how to assemble all the stuff. ohwell. i
should buy the minidisc one day, i guess i will soon. since the day has
just 24 hours im busy with organizing thinner and autoplate besides
leading my reallife. if i would wanted to do music on my own i'd do it
seriously, and not just 1-2 hours/day which my current schedule allows
only. when i will be visiting benfay in switzerland somewhen in the next
time we planned to do some tracks.
and r u planing to release a full lenth on thinner or maybe autoplate?
there're no plans yet since there're
no tracks :) the thinner and autoplate tracks were my works from whole
name some bands/projects that u r listening and what r u listening this
tulev - tba (autoplate)
yonaites - where (cdr)
berlin - gestern heute morgen (tresor)
de santis - clock wise (k2o)
- tba (thinner)
r u recieving demos or r u searching projects that u r releasing. hows
going that proccess
stopped searching for artists since the thinner collective is pretty
productive. if theres a very good release being released i
"order" remixes from the crew,
that works out ... for rktic i collected 11 remixes, for digitalverein
even 25. thats on the one hand, on the other i get demos submitted
form on the homepages. also im pretty awake, if i listen to some cuts
from a good artist coincidentally i dont hesitate to ask for some tracks
for thinner :)
what do u think about mp3 as a format and whats your attitude about new
without mp3 thinner and autoplate
wouldnt exist. im confident for new technologies and hope, through
"final scratch", netlabels will get more attention and their
releases get played
regularly in the sets of the djs with the big names :)
autoplate coming up:
digitalverein remixes (07/02)
apl005 undacova vs affective disorder - study of a ladybug hangin
on a rope (07/02)
digitalverein variations (07/02)
apl006 constructions for andrey kiritchenko (08/02)
neurotron - the light of other days (08/02)
apl007 taavi tulev - tba (08/02
nulleins - tba (08/02)
apl008 heath yonaites - tba (09/02)
send demos to: firstname.lastname@example.org