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About Syrphe

Syrphe (hoverfly in English) is a platform that focuses on music and events in the field of electronic music, noise, avant-garde, contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, industrial, experimental, sound art (...) specially from Africa and Asia but not exclusively. Syrphe tries to establish new connections and exchanges between musicians, promoters, galleries, venues, magazines, radio stations from all over the world and tends to spread above all awareness about Asian and African composers. CDs and other formats are now and then published, lectures, workshops and concerts are also sometimes given in various art centres, universities, museums and venues. C-drík, behind the label/platform hosts several radio shows on Colaboradio / fr-bb (Berlin & Potsdam), Radio Staalplaat (Berlin), (New Delhi) presenting new and old discoveries in sound art, electro-acoustic, improv, musique concrète, ambient mostly originating from Asia, Africa and Latin America and publishes newsletters, writings and essays around that topic.

Textolux is or was (nothing yet planned for the future) a sublabel promoting alternative electro, minimal wave, etc.

You can find the catalogue and place your orders here or on Bandcamp (where you can listen to our releases, many are free/pay as you wish).

Syrphe also offers some mixing and mastering services, you can see some details here or send an email to ask some questions.

Demo policy : if you wish to publish a digital only release, please, mention it in your email. If you wish to publish a physical release, your chance will be thin as my budget is very limited (and I'm also picky) but if you think your music could fit, you can give a try. Keep in mind that musicians from Asia, Africa and possibly Latin America and parts of Eastern Europe will be given priority (but it's not an absolute rule). Don't send music that is unrelated to the label's main genres. Little note : I find many if not most dark ambient music cliché and dull. I like noise but am very persnickety and not willing to publish noise for the sake of publishing "exotic" noise ; if I don't find it interesting, I won't publish it. Music that is more "accessible" than noise or experimental music such as electronica, singeli, experimental hip hop, dub, gqom is not banned from the label but once more, I'm picky... DO NOT send any trance, R&B, pop, EDM, etc., I have no time to lose. And last but not least : NO vinyl releases, NO tapes neither.

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