We're a small group of people originally from or currently living in Waterford, Ireland with longstanding connections through electronic music.
This label is a place for us to follow a shared interest in a certain type of sound and style.
Expect to hear swoopycore, plastercrakker, 555 derivative, facehumbler, turmoil soaked nuance, waves of hyper-abruption, shantystep but never, ever, will you hear mumble rap through these means.
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Damo has been making his own brand of machine music and playing it live since 1999. Shunting decibels under the Ikeaboy and Damoikea monikers, he began playing hardware based live techno/electro sets in Ireland with the odd gig in Europe.
With releases on the renowned D1 label as well as some tougher, more experimental electro on the Invisibleagent and SeedyR labels, he began to gather an appreciative audience.
Live performances across festivals, venues, warehouses, beaches, and back yards helped him to refine his abilities and culminated in the 2011 release of 'The Ikeaboy Long Player' an album of diverse electronic styles on the Nute off-shoot of the respected Trensmat label.
A collaboration with electro-acoustic, glitch techno artist Lunacybot, titled Tombolla, led to performances at Sardina's Spaziomusica festival and the Intermediale festival in Poland, both also featuring Damo's visual work.
With a forthcoming release through Seq Arp, and a well received 12" EP on Kiev based record label Wicked Bass, Ikeaboy has been keeping busy.
In 2019 he is set to launch an EP with new Irish Label Seams Legit as well as an appearance on D1 records 25th anniversary compilation with a track on Grant Wilson Claridge's Colundi compilation due this year.
Encrypter is a hardware-focused composer and producer of electronic music.
He has been obsessed with texture and processing recorded sound since he was a teenager, capturing field recordings on his walkman as fodder for creating garbled noisescapes through cheap guitar effects. Since these early days, he has released ambient, downtempo, industrial hardcore, glitched-up jungle, splittercore and a variety of unique takes on techno through his original works and remixes for the likes of Myler, Diarmaid O Meara and Weever.
As a result of two burglaries and a stubborn refusal to back up his work, he has essentially restarted his entire creative practise twice in a decade.
This has led to his current focus on recording his tracks entirely live with hardware or by using unusual techniques like balanced feedback environments and pseudo-generative approaches to capture a feeling of immediacy and energy.