Founded in 1998 by musician and journalist Markus Detmer, Staubgold is an acknowledged and acclaimed brand for experimental and electronic music from around the world.
Its roster can boast internationally known names like The Flying Lizards, Faust, To Rococo Rot, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Ekkehard Ehlers, Rafael Toral and Oren Ambarchi. In 2003, the label shifted its base from Cologne to Berlin and moved further to Perpignan in France in 2011.
Out now: Patrick Vian's "Bruits Et Temps Analogues"
cd / dl / lp
Staubgold is proud to reissue the one and only solo album of Patrick Vian (Red Noise), originally released in 1976 on the Egg label. The album is available on vinyl in a strictly limited edition of 500 copies and for the first time ever on CD and as a download.
A wonderful and obscure gem of electronic music certain to please the fans of Krautrock, French 70s electronic music and Kosmische Musik. Patrick Vian plays Moog 2C, ARP 2600, Moog Sequencer and piano and gets help from jazz musician Mino Cinelu (who had played with the likes of Gong, Weather Report and Miles Davis) on drums and percussion. Georges Granier adds Fender Rhodes, marimba, noise and scissors. Bernard Lavialle (Ame Son) plays guitar. Together they create a unique hybrid of experimental electronic, jazz and world music. This highly original sound made Steven Stapleton include Patrick Vian to the famous Nurse With Wound list of adventurous music.
"Excellent moog-based rock album released in 1976 on the legendary Egg label. It's a wonder this hasn't been reissued (before), what with the intense interest in all things analog, to say nothing of the dozens of 'sampleable' grooves herein. Similar to early Heldon, or mid-period Tangerine Dream, but really its own thing and a very enjoyable recording."
Staubgold Radio in May: Le K's "Petit Bonheur"
The new edition of Staubgold Radio - feat. Sylvain Garcia aka Le K who produced the dj mix and label compilation "Le Petit Bonheur" on occasion of 15 years of Staubgold which will be released in summer.
Staubgold Radio: every five weeks on 88,4 MHz Berlin and www.reboot.fm and also on 95,9 MHz Halle and www.radiocorax.de.
Out now on cd and vinyl: The 49 Americans reissues
The 49 Americans: We Know Nonsense cd/lp
The 49 Americans: E Pluribus Unum lp
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Long-awaited reissues of the two original albums (from 1980 and 1982) by late 70s/early 80s UK DIY super group The 49 Americans. The main instigator behind The 49 Americans was Andrew "Giblet" Brenner who assembled a loose, disparate group of musical/non-musical practitioners as an experiment in equality and democracy. This democracy included David Toop, Steve Beresford, Max Eastley, Lol Coxhill and Peter Cusack (coming out of the anything goes improv scene), Nag and Bendle of The Door And The Window, Viv Albertine of the Slits, Vivien Goldman (her Adrian Sherwoood/John Lydon produced Dirty Washing 12" on 99 Records is a classic), Giblet's mum and many more. "Think of The 49 Americans as a band, in the conventional sense, and you're lost." (David Toop)
The CD version of "We Know Nonsense" comes as a lovingly assembled career-spanning compilation. It features the complete original "We Know Nonsense" album as well as 23 (!) bonus tracks taken from The 49 Americans' first album "E Pluribus Unum" (1980) and their 7" "The 14-Track Single (1979)". A 20-pages booklet contains "The Incompleteable Story of The 49 Americans".
The 49 Americans, "Too Young To Be Ideal" dl
Various Artists, "Le Petit Bonheur: Le K Plays Staubgold" cd/dl
Meridian Brothers, "Works 2005-2011" cd/lp/dl
Mixed Band Philanthropist, "The Impossible Humane" lp
Michael Giles / Jamie Muir / David Cunningham, "Ghost Dance" lp/dl