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Podcast 99: Labels We Love: Type Records

Whittling down the candidates to make XLR8R's annual list of Labels We Love is no easy task, but the inclusion of experimental U.K. label Type Records was a no-brainer. In fact, we like the label so much that we commissioned label head John Twells (a.k.a. Xela) to put together a mix encapsulating the imprint's unique mix of ambient and drone sounds with just enough pop melodies to keep things interesting. Stunningly gorgeous and never lacking in emotional heft, the Type Records podcast not only features some choice rarities and unreleased cuts—it also just might be one of the most beautiful sound pieces to ever grace XLR8R.com.

01 Grouper "Way Their Crept" (from TYPE020 Way Their Crept)
02 Richard Skelton "Greens Within Brook" (from TYPE055 Landings)
03 Svarte Greiner "Ulsokk" (from TYPE016 Knive)
04 Goldmund "Ouendake" (from TYPE039 Malady Of Elegance)
05 Sylvain Chauveau "Je Suis Vivant Et Vous Etes Morts" (from TYPE025 The Black Book Of Capitalism)
06 Xela "In Misericordia" (from TYPE043 In Bocca Al Lupo)
07 On "Too Many Demons Still Haunt This Land" (from TYPE050 Your Naked Ghost Comes Back At Night)
08 Sanso-Xtro "Minus Ecki" (from TYPE007 Sentimentalist)
09 Rameses III "Across The Lake Is Where My Heart Shines" (from TYPE052 I Could Not Love You More)
10 The Alps "Hallucinations" (from TYPE040 III)
11 Deaf Center "Close" (from TYPE015 Vintage Well)
12 Mokira "Contour" (from TYPE047 Persona)
13 William Fowler Collins "Slow Motion Prayer Circle" (from TYPE046 Perdition Hill Radio)
14 City Center "Gold Girls" (from TYPE045 City Center LP Version only)
15 Peter Broderick "Three Cats" (from TYPE044 4 Track Songs)
16 Koen Holtkamp "Bear Bell" (from TYPE035 Field Rituals)
17 Seasons (pre-din) "03.28" (from TYPE061 Your Eyes The Stars And Your Hands The Sea)
18 Zelienople "Dust Bowl" (from TYPE054 Give It Up)
19 Black To Comm "Hotel Freund" (from TYPE053 Alphabet 1968)

4 comments Labels We Love: Type Records

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 08/14/2009 - 00:43

I wish xlr8r would add the artist name to the title of your podcasts. That would save me a few seconds work each time.

nw (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 08/14/2009 - 11:31

catch Type records artists Goldmund & William Collins Fowler at the 2009 Decibel Festival in Seattle (Sept 24-27)!

opticecho (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 08/14/2009 - 13:47

One of the many things that makes Type the perfect label to me (besides the amazing music) is that they release almost everything on vinyl (usually limited runs of like 300-500).

Seriously makes us vinyl junkies so happy!!!

And John, the label head as well as Xela, is a super nice guy :)

Dirtydowntowner (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 09/10/2009 - 16:57

Very introspective, thought provoking music that conjures images of love lost, fleeting memories, and dead leaves and petals.

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