Finally…

Finally the IYv LP and the Teahouse Radio 2LP are ready… it took me quite some time… the pressing plant did deliver in time (!) but the finalising of the records was a thingy…

People familiar with the Vrystaete releases know that there is a lot of manual work involved from my side… that is why I am not a big fan of releasing two records in this series at the same time… but well… pressing plant situations leave me no choice basically… but this time it involved also a double LP… as the Teahouse Radio asked for a 2LP release…

Anyway… I am still finishing some last records with applying stamps but most is done so I can start preparing packages and shipping these out… and I am very grateful to all people who pre-ordered these… quite a lot of you did so… meaning the next challenge is trying to ship your records out as soon as possible… and also to the (web)shops as these two albums will also be available through all usual suspects as ever… so thanks to all for your support!

The next two records are at the pressing plant since some weeks… no Vrystaete this time but Gooiland Elektro stuff by the likes of RADKO (finally a full release) and a split 12″ by Roberto Auser and Melting Dogmas (a duo featuring 4Cantons)… I have some other plans and ideas which I will start working on as soon as I have shipped the IYv and Teahouse Radio records out to all of you and to all shops…

So I hope you can enjoy these sounds soon!

M.

Winter is coming…

 

Despite all the things going on in this world I will continue with my label work… maybe even it is more important than ever… I believe that listening to free-spirited music will make your brain more open to free thinking and different perspectives… something lacking in this world in my opinion… Having a rich scope of different perspectives is the most valuable thing we could have in this world… and a way to secure our individual freedom and our respect towards each other…

The Journey of Taro and Circle Bros records have been shipped… the Taro even sold out already here at ET HQ… thanks for your support and trust! Both records are still available from selected (web)shops worldwide…

Test pressings for the next two Vrystaete records by Teahouse Radio (lo-fi ambient) and IYv (ambient/drone/folklore) have been approved by yours truly… but pressings plants are taking longer and longer to get their job done… and every time it also become more expensive… I hope vinyl records will remain something which is possible to publish by independent labels like mine in the future… time will tell…

Anyway… the Teahouse Radio and IYv records are expected to be ready somewhere around February 2022… so towards the end of winter… I will update the website with information and sounds on the upcoming records in some time… and I will post the progress on the printing of the artwork on instagram

Dig yourselves in for the winter and I hope to see you on the other side!

M.

Almost there…

Summer is coming to and end… at least here at ET HQ… the records by Circle Bros and Taro have finally arrived and I am very very happy with how they sound… So next weeks I will finish all the work for these two… including applying stamps on the labels and numbering the artwork… Early September these two should be ready and out there…

A nice way to start up again after summer in my opinion…

M.

Looking into the (near) future…

Here is a bit of news from ET HQ right before I am going offline for a few weeks….

The upcoming Vrystaete records by Circle Bros and Journey of Taro take longer as expected… delivery times at the pressing plant (and for that matter at all pressing plants) are becoming quite crazy… but this is beyond my control… so I have to deal with it… But just to give an idea… when I started ET in 2003 (first release in 2004) delivery times where 4 weeks… now it is 20+ weeks… Check that!

This also means I will be re-thinking my way fo working this summer… but I will continue to produce vinyl records in small editions for you music lovers, connaisseurs and collectors out there…

It also means that I sending the next two releases into production already… with about half a year waiting time there is no other way…

So… what to expect this winter? Two absolute great ambient records by IYv (also known as Skeldos) and Teahouse Radio (from Hypnagoga Press)… I am really excited about these records… I am working on the artwork now and these records will become very very nice… trust me on this one…

So… for now you can listen to full track previews of these at the ET Soundcloud page here…

See you on the other side!
M.

Playlist for All Night Flight…

I forgot to mention here I did quite recently a playlist for All Night Flight form the UK… it is a list with music by / from musicians and labels I respect and that (have) influence(d) and/or inspire(d) me… From the ambient moods of Hypnagoga Press to the dark noises of Haus Arafna and beyond…

All pieces in this selection come with some words for me on the music/musician/label…

Do check out here…