- Q & A with Jon Tye from Lo Recordings
Please give us a brief bio of the label. How did it start, til today….
It started in 1995…I was making music for R&S, Rising High, Ninja Tune and others and found them all a bit restrictive in terms of music styles, so I started Lo Recordings with the motto ‘Resplendent In Divergence’, the idea being we could release any and all kinds of music…not such an unusual idea now but back then it was rare.
We’ve continued to diversify and explore with so many releases I’ve lost count.
Which labels inspired you most to make your own?
There was a label called Command I really liked and in particular this album.
Which is the motto for Lo Recordings?
‘Resplendent In Divergence’, it’s from a song by Robert Fripp and David Byrne.
Which are the advantages and disadvantages of running a music label today?
We release good music but we make no money.
Which are your future plans for the label?
Continue to explore and create but more slowly…
- Three distinctive Lo Recordings releases
Thurston Moore – ‘Root‘
Definitely one of our most diverse releases featuring reinterpretations of Thurston’s guitar pieces by everyone from Blur to Derek Bailey, Stereolab, Mogwai, Gavin Turk and David Bowie.
A suitably crazed project that spun out of control.
The Chap – ‘Digital Technology‘
We’ve been working with The Chap for longer than anyone else and their most recent album is as good as their first. Impossible to define and irresistible to those who crave eclectic new wave dada art rock.
The Mike Flowers Pops meets The Aphex Twin – ‘The Freebase Connection‘
We’ve always been into the idea of collaborations and this is one of the most exciting and dynamic of them all. Music from another planet.
Curated by: Christos Doukakis