Over the weekend The Ephemeral Man dropped a mix featuring two tracks by Keep Sheila On Acid. One track was released on Rano (still available in digital) and the other is currently available to purchase on cassette and digital from our good friends Auditory Field Theory. We thoroughly enjoyed this mix and thought you might enjoy it too.
Greetings friends! It’s been several weeks since we’ve had any news to report, but trust we are still operational since the USPS rate hike. We’re currently in a period where we have several artists finishing up albums. We hope to have more tapes for sale soon, but need to wait until the music is ready before we’ll have a tentative release schedule to share with the public.
In the meantime, have a listen to this lovely Numbers Broadcast from our friend Laica. Numbers Broadcast was originally hosted on Future Music and has been archived on Laica’s Mixcloud. This is the first broadcast of the new year and they decided to branch out a little and showcase some more ambient experimental dub styles. (And we’re glad they did!) The broadcast features tracks from our first and third tapes by Synek and dsic, as well as a tune from the brand new tape from Synek out now on Further Records. It’s a great mix overall, featuring tons of people we love and some new artists we’re just now discovering. The guest spot by London Modular Alliance is a real treat too! I’m not going to bore you with any more chatter, just go have yourself a listen!
LINKS from the show:
Devouring inland waterways like an airport pulp, they rummage through hedgerows and collect towpaths. Varicose maps and airborne contours push and pull their meaning.
Submarines slip beneath the tarmac; dreadnoughts on the green.
This week The Geography Trip shows Rano some love in more ways than one. First and foremost, they’ve put together another outstanding mix containing a tune from our second cassette. A Network of Inland Waterways mix features tracks by Keep Sheila On Acid, Concretism, Boards Of Canada, Super Furry Animals, Fortress Central Park and many more. As always, this Geography Trip mix is of the highest quality! Click the play button below and read on!
Secondly, Geography Rob has set up his very own Bandcamp Fan Page! Being that Rob is one of our top supporters this is great news for us. Now when you visit any release on our Bandcamp page, you’ll see another avatar beneath the album artwork. If you visit his page, you’ll be able to view all the items he’s purchased on Bandcamp. (At least the ones he’s willing to share with you) We think his personalized Fan Page is well executed! He has a nice selection of releases, a small wishlist of items, and he’s following several artists & many other fans. He’s truly engaged in the full potential of the Fan Page. So have a peak at Geography Rob’s Fan Page and enjoy this stellar mix by The Geography Trip!
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO START A BANDCAMP FAN PAGE!
Last Sunday, the fine folks at Tabs Out tossed a track from our dsic – ‘Tiamat/Taniwha’ tape into their 18th episode. We’re happy they chose to talk a bit about Rano, and share a snippet of our latest release from the UK noise artist known as dsic.
But we do have to clear the air about a few things we heard on the show. One of which is the proper pronunciation of dsic. Now I must be honest, I too had been saying it wrong all this time, referring to the artist as “d-sick”. I’m pretty sure I picked that pronunciation up from a podcast in the UK that frequently plays dsic’s music in their show. My mistake! After listening to Episode 18, I asked dsic how to properly pronounce his name, and he told me its pronounced “disc”. We learn something new everyday don’t we?
Another error of pronunciation was our very own name, Rano. It is neither pronounced like Ray-No nor Ran-O, but more like Raw-No. An even better example would be to say the name of the sun-god “Ra” followed by the obvious “No” portion.
Rano is Polish, and our name translates into English as morning. An early concept for our label name was Muzyka Rano, but we settled on the simplicity of Rano instead. We could get into all the details of our origin, but we don’t want to bore you with our story.
Instead, take some time to listen to this outstanding podcast by Tabs Out! They really do an amazing job and they showcase a diverse selection of music released only on tape cassette. You can tune into Episode 18 below, or download it (along with any episode) direct from the Tabs Out archive. We’d like to thank the gentlemen of Tabs Out for supporting Rano and cassette culture. Enjoy the show!
WE SOLD OUT… of everything we had in stock. Synek tapes were long gone, then Keep Sheila On Acid sold its last copy (but there’s one for sale on Discogs), and dsic cassettes flew off the shelf at record speed!
Our last cassettes were shipped yesterday, and we’re glad we were able to get everything shipped before the USPS increases the overseas shipping cost. We don’t like the price increase, but it’s a fact of life. In the coming weeks we are going to weigh our options and decide on how to handle distribution.
We’d like to thank all of you who have supported our label so far and we hope you continue to do so in the future. If you are just finding out about Rano and you’re bummed you missed out on the tapes, don’t worry because we’ll always keep our music available for digital download. In fact our 1st release is available for FREE download! We only ask that you provide an email address.
You will be added to our mailing list, but we’re not spam crazy! We only use to the email to give our fans the first word when a new release is on the horizon. All other news shall be conducted via this blog or our Twitter page, so we won’t ever clutter up your inbox.
Love the Bandcamp Fans! This concept has brought many new people to our page who may have never found us otherwise. I encourage anyone who’s purchased music on bandcamp to set one up. Your page will be a positive force to support the music you love!
Once more unto the mailbag:
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve randomly found new artists that I like but wasn’t ready to make a music purchase. If I had a fan account it would make it a heck of a lot easier for me to go back and revisit those artists and buy their material. Nothing too intrusive, I would hate for you guys to go all Myspace on us. You could also allow fans to see the albums that other fans have purchased, and this would help spread the word about good music virally.”
Good news: we’ve been working on exactly that (and then some). Today we’re giving fans the ability to showcase their Bandcamp music collections, follow their favorite artists, explore the music of like-minded fans, add items to a wishlist, and more. In developing these features, we’ve been guided by one overriding objective:…
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