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Box Records have been a favourite label of ours ever since they first first entered our ken some time back in the mists of time. Since then they’ve released music by the likes of Richard Dawson, the mighty Gnod and Bong, amongst others, three artists who champion the cutting edge and experimental artists and by definition pretty much define the label’s oeuvre. On Monday Box released a compilation album to “showcase the labels past and future releases”, full details of which, including a stream, can be found below.

The album comprises of “unreleased, out of press / painfully unavailable tracks and a few album exclusives” which hail the diversity of the Box Records family. Artists involved include the two mentioned above as well as Beauty Pageant, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Queer’d Science and many more, with the full list being reproduced below in full.

Says Matt Baty of Box Records:

“I release music that I’m passionate about and hope other people will enjoy. I’ve got to find the music exciting and it’s got to move me in some way. I’ve said it before, but I genuinely don’t see much of a difference between the music of say, Richard Dawson and a band like Khünnt. Sure, sonically it’s completely different but both are emotionally charged, honest and true. That’s the music Box Records celebrates.” – Matt Baty

Box Records  – Vol. I outnow via:

Direct: boxrecordsshop.bandcamp.com/album/vol-i
iTunes: itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id1000673243?ls=1
Spotify: play.spotify.com/album/1bIqqLORGX0fFUt9SBI0Ij

Check out the album via this Bandcamp embed, below which you can find a full tracklist…

Track list…

  • 01. Gnod – Abstehen Pt. I (From sold out Gnod/Bong split 7” bonus CD)
  • 02. Blown Out – Multiverse Hypnosis (edit) (From sold out Multiverse Hypnosis cassette)
  • 03. Haikai No Ku – Looper (From forthcoming Ultra High cassette)
  • 04. Luminous Bodies – Destroyed (From forthcoming 12” vinyl release)
  • 05. Foot Hair – King Of Scum (From self titled debut album out now on 12” vinyl)
  • 06. Queer’d Science – Black Spots (From sold out self titled cassette)
  • 07. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Psychopomp Pt. II (From sold out Psychopomp cassette)
  • 08. Gnod – Abstehen Pt. II (From sold out Gnod/Bong split 7” bonus CD)
  • 09. Beauty Pageant – Jocks (From 10” Torso EP)
  • 10. Richard Dawson – Wooden Bag (Alternative Version) (Sold out bonus CD track from The Magic Bridge double 12”)
  • 11. Waskerley Way – Pulsars In The Marrow (From Junk Playground cassette)
  • 12. Khünnt – The Watcher (From 12” Dead Eyes album)
  • 13. Haikai No Ku – Unbroken Reign Of The Violent Yagyu (From sold out Ultra High Dimensionality 12”)
  • 14. Bong – Bong Lives (edit) (From sold out Gnod/Bong split 7” bonus CD)
  • 15. Joseph Curwen – Furtive Traits (Compilation exclusive)

Box Records can be found online here: box-records.com. They’re also on Facebook and they tweet as @_boxrecords.

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.

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