Once upon a time there was LabelUsineS
There was a time in Neuchâtel, in francophone Switzerland, where
a group of musicians from around the (entire) world developed a different
sort of music - music that was alive, music from near and far. Their
groups bore such bewildering names as "Débile Menthol", "Nimal"
and "L' Ensemble Rayé" (the striped or scratched orchestra) and
they fabricated melodies of all styles for concert halls, for disks,
shows, films and festivals.They built an edifice, a recording studio,
on Foundry Avenue (rue des Usines) across from the chocolate factory.
Then one bright and sunny day, Jean-Maurice - known as Momo - Rossel
decided to produce the first solo CD of the multiphonic Shirley Anne
Hofmann on his own label. Other CDs were to follow. LabelUsineS was
LabelUsineS Association, founded in 2002, intends to add another chapter
this musical tale. Its goal: to promote the creation, production and
diffusion of open, different, lateral and unrecognized music, merging
styles and genres, yet according complete respect to the creators, their
intentions, origins, culture and identity.The potential profits from
CD sales, concerts or broadcasting royalties is to be used to fund
the development of new projects and to improve the stability and functionality
of the association.
Our CD "Inventaire"
(LUS006) contains a selection of music from the productions of
LabelUsineS thus far. There will be others...