As hinted at in a brief Q&A with Resident Advisor earlier this summer, veteran producer Andrew Weatherall is launching a subscription-based, vinyl-only label. As Juno Plus details, Moine Dubh (pronounced moyn doo) is named for the Gaelic expression for "deep black peat peculiar to Irish bogs," and will focus on emerging folk and pop acts. To open proceedings, Weatherall has lined up a series of five 7″ singles that can be pre-ordered together here ahead of their official release on September 1. Read the label's mythological press release below.
"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."