DIY label for noise + raw jazz // Est. 20010
No demos accepted, why don’t you release it yourself?
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Here’s the full katalog, updated 10.Dec.2020
|Curtis Roads / Todd Barton
NEKO-28CD / Dec.2020
Due to ongoing demand:
Expanded reissue of this cassette release from 2016. All the original material, of course, but also an exclusive Todd Barton remix/re-work of Roads's source material.
The original cassette-only release featured a noisy and pontillistic version of a new piece by professor Roads, a spiraling train crash bordering on harsh noise... and Krell music by Barton: outerworldly space contemplations, with a touch of a distant future from a parallel past.
Todd Barton is a tireless Buchla educator and synthesis explorer from Oregon.
Curtis Roads is a pioneer of granular synthesis and algorithmic composition from California.
Both are legendary figures of electronic music and I'm super proud to present this release to the world.
|SM/DP : Fault-Tolerant System
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.
|UMPIO: Sähköinen Ekstaasi
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.
|UMPIO + PINK TWINS : Aura Tan
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 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.
|TODD 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.
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 : Unbalance
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 : Petoviha
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.
|UMPIO: Opium Electronix vol.III
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.
|NUNNAUUNI: Om / Off
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.
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.II
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.
|RIKO GOTO TRIO : Six Colors
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 / 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.
|NEW GARDEN ORCHESTRA : Le Depart
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 .
|VANHALA / 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.
|BLACK MOTOR : Vaarat Vastukset
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 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.
|UMPIO : 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.
|NEKO-13 / ———- (Unreleased)
canceled due to american incompetence
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.
|UMPIO : Kanyon
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 Mantras
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 : Recycled
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 IV
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.
| 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 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.
|ERKKI JOUTSENO : Relaxing At Tervalampi
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 Time
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.
|UMPIO / RONSKIBIITTI
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.
|UMPIO : Junk Electronix Vol.I
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.
|DOROGA : I
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.
|UMPIO : Karu I + III
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.
I hate music