NEKOREKORDS

DIY label for noise + raw jazz  // Est. 20010

No demos accepted, why don’t you release it yourself?

Some random info also on Discogs

Here’s the full katalog, updated 11.Nov.2017

SM/DPSM/DP : Fault-Tolerant System
CD
NEKO-32 / Nov.2017

This is electronic contamination music. A long distance collaboration between Suorsa Marko / Dassum Pentti.
It's 1% junk noise and 99% computer music, spectrogranular synthesis, modular patch feedback loops, sample scanning manipulations and a variety of processing techniques (GRM Tools, Hourglass, Reaktor, etc etc).
An uncomfortable balance between academic sterility and a fist in a blender.
File under electroacoustic noise and insekt elektronix.
300 made
UMPIO - SEUMPIO: Sähköinen Ekstaasi
CDR
NEKO-31 / Dec.2016

Harsh elektronix bordering on lazershit. Hyperactive no-input/feedback/cut-up voltage diarrhea from custom built devices by Absent and Bastard Noise.
Tapes from 2011 rediscovered in 2016.
50 made and gone.
Aura TanUMPIO + PINK TWINS : Aura Tan
C-40 Tape
NEKO-30 / July 2016

Pink Twins scrambled up my junk sounds and i scrambled up their electronix. We did this f2f, so it's not a mail collab. The result is a rich textured mindfuck.
On sweet chrome tapes, 1:1 duplication.
75 made, comes with a postcard. Co-released with Pink Twins Media.
Umpio vs MAAAAUMPIO vs MAAAA
Split C-40 Tape
NEKO-29 / Apr.2016

Loud shit on 1:1 dubbed chrome tapes. Akustik junk destruction, mostly.

MAAAA material vulturized from "Поджигая Кукковского Петуха" tape. Umpio material from a session without contact mics, but with a foot switch muting/opening one channel of feedbacks.
50 made and gone.
Barton + Roads tapeTODD BARTON / CURTIS ROADS
Split C-40 Tape
NEKO-28 / Apr.2016

Prof. Curtis Roads (CA, USA) has influenced tons of people with his explorations in granular synthesis in the 70’s, his books on computer sounds, and with his music, which has shaped, among others, the sound of Autechre. Here we have a very noisy version of a new composition called “Then”, specially driven in the red for this release. Pointillistic and harsh!!
Todd Barton (OR, USA) is a lecturer and flag-carrier for Buchla synths. Here we have 2 long pieces in the spirit of Krell music, that is: linear compositions of outerworldly space contemplations, balancing between controlled chaos and clarity, with a touch of a distant future from a parallel past.
150 made, 1:1 duplication, comes with a postcard.
CuhmanubianaCUHMANUBIANA
CDR
NEKO-27 / Oct.2014

The collected night sessions of Faarao Pirttikangas & Kuhmalahden Nubialaiset. Meditation drones, gongs, bells, feedbacks, ritual music.
50 made and gone.
RIKO GOTO TRIO: UnbalanceRIKO GOTO TRIO : Unbalance
CD
NEKO-26 / Oct.2013

Second album of this xlent piano jazz trio. Riko Goto from Japan meets Eki Joutseno and Tapani Varis from Finland. Spooky and mesmerizing, between chaos and structure. 300 made.
Co-released with Karkia Mistika
VERDE: PetovihaVERDE : Petoviha
CD
NEKO-25 / Oct.2013

Verde is a collective led by Mika Rintala, where rocket science, electroakustix, man's dis/connection with nature and kindergarten-like joy of sonic discovery intercut in bizarre harmony.
300 made, co-released with Verdeaudio and Untergeschoss.
SOLD OUT
UMPIO - Opium Electronix vol.IIIUMPIO: Opium Electronix vol.III
CDR
NEKO-24 / May 2013

Hypnodrone monolith to erase any sense of place and time. All 4 volumes later generously re-released on in a cool double tape box by Freak Animal Records.
100 made on black CDR's in slim DVD case.
SOLD OUT
NUNNAUUNI: Om/OffNUNNAUUNI: Om / Off
CDR
NEKO-23 / Nov.2012

Manic duo of JT and PD. Second installment of double percussion slapstick violence. Live to tape, slight editing to remove a few false starts. As if there ever was a right start.
100 made and gone.
BURNTABLEBURNTABLE
C-40 Tape
NEKO-22 / Nov.2012

Harsh and hyperactive turntablism from South Korean noisicians Choi Joonyong, Hong Chulki, Joe Foster, Ryu Hankil and Takahiro Kawaguchi, taking this style to very loud and shredding dimensions.
100 made on transparent tapes with onbody prints.
UMPIO: Opium Electronix vol.IIUMPIO: Opium Electronix Vol.II
CDR
NEKO-21 / Oct.2012

Two slow hypnodrone compositions clocking in at 50+ minutes. Electronic interferences to erase all thought and sense of time. No junk metal abuse, only the extracted sounds of abandoned circuitboards and brainwave synthesis.
100 made in "slim DVD" cases.
SOLD OUT
RIKO GOTO TRIO: Six ColorsRIKO GOTO TRIO : Six Colors
CD
NEKO-20 / Feb.2013

Xlent piano jazz trio. Riko Goto from Japan meets Eki Joutseno and Tapani Varis from Finland. Spooky stuff compiled from demos and live recordings, making this a prequel to their upcoming releases. Described in the finnish press as "diazepam jazz".
500 made, co-released with Kauriala Society and Karkia Mistika
UMPIO / KUUPUUUMPIO / KUUPUU
C-35 split Tape
NEKO-19 / July 2012

Psychedelic noise spirals, like frying a shattered TV set in a wok pan. Kuupuu brings a trippy and spooky buildup to a broken witchcraft.
100 made on transparent tapes with onbody prints in white cases.
SOLD OUT
NEW GARDEN ORCHESTRA: Le DepartNEW GARDEN ORCHESTRA : Le Depart
CD
NEKO-18 / Oct.2012

Amazing solar jazz from the unique mind of Otto Eskelinen, backed up by Janne Tuomi, Konsta Eskelinen, Kusti Vuorinen and Sami Sippola. Powerful amazonic primitivity music in hi-fi lo-fi execution.
500 made in sweet dualplover cases, co-released with Karkia Mistika .
SOLD OUT
VANHALA / KERÄNEN / UMPIO skanditourtapeVANHALA / KERÄNEN / UMPIO
C-32 Split Tape
NEKO-17 / May 2012

Recorded on skanditour 2011 in Göteborg, Oslo, Copenhagen and Jönköping.
100 made on red tapes with onbody print.
Actually co-released between all 3 artists, even though "marketed" as Nekorekords/Salamanauhat.
SOLD OUT
BLACK MOTOR: Vaarat VastuksetBLACK MOTOR : Vaarat Vastukset
LP
NEKO-16 / June 2013

Vinyl version of Black Motor's sold-out album (previously on CD only, 2008, Dreamsheep Records, Italy) and at the same their perhaps most primitive and shamanistic work.
300 made, co-released with Kauriala Society and Karkia Mistika .
XXXX / HALF MILE DOWNXXXX / HALF MILE DOWN
C-40 Split Tape
NEKO-15 / Mar.2012

Recycled downer electronix and decay music.
100 made on transparent tapes with onbody prints, co-released with Untergeschoss.
SOLD OUT
UMPIO: Blind FaithUMPIO : Blind Faith
C-90 One-Sided Tape
NEKO-14 / Feb.2012

A long meditation on demolition, glitchy feedback and fuzz, one side-long piece fuelled by hate towards religious dogtrines. Now more relevant than ever.
Tapes found in a trashcan in Tartu/Estonia in may 2011. You take full responsibility for screwin up your tape deck with this.
46 made and gone, wrapped in black plastic with A4 insert.
no thanksNEKO-13 / ———- (Unreleased)

canceled due to american incompetence
NUNNAUUNINUNNAUUNI
C-40 Tape
NEKO-12 / July 2011

Manic duo of JT and PD. Debut installment of double percussion slapstick violence. Live to 4-trak tape.
100 made on blue tapes with onbody print.
SOLD OUT
UMPIO: KanyonUMPIO : Kanyon
CDR
NEKO-11 / Mar.2011

This was actually recorded in a fancy studio setup in Porvoo on the lunch break of a Stringpuree album session. I had my setup there for some fx overdubs for a few tracks. 2 blocks of harsh junk demolition. No progress, just regression.
Inspired by the massive dam of the river Sulak and the Chirkey powerplant in Dagestan.
100 made / SOLD OUT
Living on Bandcamp now.
TIM KAISER: Insect MantrasTIM KAISER : Insect Mantras
C40 -Tape
NEKO-10 / July 2011

Tim Kaiser builds amazing nonstruments and here we have a trippy album of strange musical architecture. At the time of this release TK was collaborating with Sleazy Christopherson / TG, but then the unfortunate happened. Creepy material!
100 made on yellow tapes with onbody prints.
UMPIO: RecycledUMPIO : Recycled
C-?? Tape
NEKO-xx / Feb.2011

Electronic diarrhea and granular experimentation squeezed onto a batch of short audiobook/ answering machine /etc tapes found in the trash. 5-10 mins long?
Dedicated to RRRRRRRRon
15-20 (??) made, handed out to friends.
UMPIO: Karu IVUMPIO : Karu IV
CDR
NEKO-09 / Nov.2010

Hi-fi klonks and electronix, quite slow and heavy. This was included as a bonus in the split 7" with Ronskibiitti. Extra copies handed out to friends. It lives now on Bandcamp.
150 made.
SOLD OUT
UMPIO: Dub Electronix vol.I UMPIO : Dub Electronix vol.I
C-90 One-Sided Tape
NEKO-08 / Nov.2010

An ongoing experiment in 69bpm noise dub inspired by Godflesh and Extreme Records material. Featuring some accidental sequence programming by Raatikainen, sax recyclings from K.One and some source materials from Zoozither. Next volume comin up one day.
50 made on recycled church tapes, long gone.
UMPIO meets ANAL BARBARAUMPIO MEETS ANAL BARBARA
C-?? One-Sided Tape
NEKO-07 / Nov.2010

Anal Barbara recordings mashed up through a primitive channel selector switch. AO made this trailer.
25 recycled tapes with ca.20 minutes of non-stop audio assault with handmade art covers.
SOLD OUT
ERKKI JOUTSENO: Relaxin' At TervalampiERKKI JOUTSENO : Relaxing At Tervalampi
LP
NEKO-06 / June 2010

Strong album from free jazz veteran drummer Eki Joutseno, here backed up by an array of conspirators. For friends of Astro Can Caravan, John Tchicai and other solar travellers. Cool silkscreened cover art by Mikko Myöhänen. Later reissued on CD also.
300 made, co-released with Kauriala Society.
BUDDHA MIND BIG BAND: In TimeBUDDHA MIND BIG BAND : In Time
CD
NEKO-05 / Aug.2010

Tibetan monastery music by Eki Joutseno, Otto Eskelinen and PD. BMBB is envisioned by Eki and has a varying line-up. Dissonant woodwinds, klonkin metals, bowls... Free running levitation, not always too peaceful.
500 made, co-released with Ikuisuus Records, sold out, and now living at Ikuisuus Bandcamp.
SOLD OUT
UMPIO / RONSKIBIITTI Split 7UMPIO / RONSKIBIITTI
Split 7″
NEKO-04 / Nov.2010

Fierce cut-up primitivity meets best finnish hip hop band. Seemed to annoy purists in both camps, which means that it's a total success. Comes with Karu IV CDR and postcards.
300 made.
SOLD OUT
UMPIO: Junk Electronix vol.IUMPIO : Junk Electronix Vol.I
CD
NEKO-03 / Aug.2010

The first album. Different techniques and a fuck you to EBM and other shit that's "marketed" as industrial music. For me true industrial music is in the spirit of machinery, collapsing architecture, overdrive discipline and filthy sound.
Kinda co-released with Ähky Records, but in the end they didn't really come through, hate to say...
500 made in 7" sleeve with postcard.
SOLD OUT
DOROGADOROGA : I
CD
NEKO-02 / Aug.2010

Collaboration duo with Martinkauppi (Hinageshi Bondage / Haare / Gunk). Slow meditation music, deep ritual hypnosis, gongs and flutes. After this came a noisier tape on ObscureX and one track on STEIN compilation, and that was it.
Co-released with Ikuisuus Records.
500 made in 7" sleeve with postcard.
SOLD OUT
UMPIO: Karu I+IIIUMPIO : Karu I + III
C-40 Tape
NEKO-01 / Apr.2010

The early vertical rack recordings and a bit shy composition, more enthusiasm than skill. As Vulpes reviewed somewhere: "Power ambient for men" but i would say it's slowly built-up heaviness.
Here were the 1st and 3rd installment, cos Karu II was a much harsher/faster completeness, and that came out on CDR via Musapojat label.
50 made on chrome tapes.
SOLD OUT

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