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.

Slow news…

Most of the time I forget to post any news here… this as most of it is posted at my Instagram page… but quiet a lot is happening… three new records are at the pressing plant: FOQL and 4Cantons (both Gooiland Elektro) and the  Ô Paradis & Nový Svět LP  (Vrystaete). Then there will be a special edition of the last 35 copies of the Hero Wouters LP. This in “Vrystaete style”…

After that I planned a LP by R A D K O (Enfant Terrible) and EP’s by Auva Duhr and Monocorpse (both Gooiland Elektro)… and also a Vrystaete record by Taro… and more Vrystaete releases are already imagined and planned…

Also today I started working on a new Gooiland Elektro compilation EP… more on that when the concept is ready and the artists confirmed…

As you might guess in these time… no parties and no concerts… there are plans for this but times need to be different to realise that in a responsible way…

So… hang in there… and furthur!

M.

Various Artists – Reality As A Stage Set

I decided to do a digital  (yes, digital!) release to bring some nice tunes to peoples homes … So this free digital and downloadable compilation was curated for this specific moment, during which COVID-19 goes around the world…

The compilation is called “Reality As A Stage Set”… it has a catalogue number and all and you can find it here…

I selected some (but not including all!) of my personal favourite tracks taken from vinyl records I released in the last few years on my labels… Several of the artists on this compilation have a bandcamp page where you can get the complete release the track featured here is taken from. Please support these artists if you can…

If you look for the download go here…

At the pressing plant: Leroy Se Meurt and Futuro de Hierro

At the pressing plant are the next two records in the Gooiland Elektro series. Be prepared for the follow up to the acclaimed debut EP by Paris based elektropunk duo Leroy Se Meurt. Next to that there will be an EP by Barcelona based and Màgia Roja collaborator Futuro de Hierro. What you can expect are broken beats, industrial noises and punkish Spanish vocals… harsh beats for the bored dance floor…

Also I am working on the next Vrystaete record(s)… but more on that soon…

Out now: 2 x new Vrystaete

It took me some time but the two new Vrystaete releases are ready and will be on there way to people and (web)shops from later this week onwards…

So both Lend Me Your Underbelly and Ô Paradis can be enjoyed during your Xmas dinner…

I always miscalculate the amount of time needed to complete the Vrystaete records… next to printing the artwork and the info sheet there is the numbering of the artwork and the applying of stamps on the record labels (4 on each record) and on the info sheet (1 on each info sheet)… then there is the assembling of it all… so well… if I would include my hours spend on this in the price of the records they would become too expensive to sell…

So… think about that when you have in your hands sooner or later… these records are quite priceless… 😉 And… I saw in Discogs lately that at least one is already a real collector piece but I am quite sure a few more will become that too shortly… most titles are sold out or low in stock at most places…