Andrew Weatherall launches a subscription only vinyl only record label

According to The Vinyl Factory, legendary UK dance producer Andrew Weatherall has announced that his new record label will be a little different to other labels he’s been involved with.

Moine Dubh Records will operate on a subscription-only, vinyl-only basis with a close focus on folk and pop sounds. The label, whose name derives from the Gaelic for “deep black peat peculiar to Irish bogs”, was conceived after Weatherall found a metal box filled with tapes.

The label launches in September with a five-part series of seven-inch singles. Check out the full list of upcoming records on the label’s Facebook page, and learn about the label in Weatherall’s own colourful words below: [via Juno Plus]

“Somewhere within an area bounded by Zola’s residence in exile, Pissarro’s paint pots, Marconi’s mistakenly Martian message receiver and the site of a Spurgeon sermon lies a tract of boggy ground of which not even ardent foragers are aware. It was whilst digging for peat on this land that my spade struck the metal box. A box buried in the rich dark layer. A box buried in the moine dubh. On retrieving and opening what looked like an ammo tin I found it to be full of quarter inch magnetic tape. Tapes full of invocation, evocation and magick. Tapes full of music now committed to vinyl. Spells etched into totemic objects available from Moine Dubh Records.”


Damion Pell
About the Author

Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.