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.
We’re happy to announce our newest cassette, dsic – Tiamat/Taniwha, made it to the #1 spot on the best seller list in its 1st day of pre-sale. It continues to hold onto the rank as we roll through the week, with only 5 tapes remaining. We loving seeing Keep Shiela On Acid on the board, as we are now sold out of those tapes. We’d also like to note that we are sharing the “Best Of” list with our good friends at Further Records. I just love that V.Hold tape and can’t wait to get my hands on my copy.
Don’t worry… Even when these tapes sell out, we will always have the digital version available.
We are working as fast as we can to bring you our next cassette from LF Records founding father, the legendary Bristolian noise producer known as dsic. We’ve recently discovered, as of January 27, 2013 the United States Postal Service is dramatically increasing its overseas shipping costs. We don’t like that! And we don’t think you do either, so we want to get these finished in time to ship them at the current rate. If everything goes according to our plan, we should be ready to deliver the goods late next week. Lets hope we don’t run into any delays, because time is of the essence. Recording of the tapes began yesterday and the test print will be ready tomorrow. If the test print looks good, we will have tapes and J-cards ready sometime early next week.
We need your help!!! Typically we’d spend some time getting in touch with bloggers, posting on forums, and trying to spread the word before a release. We don’t really have time to do that for this batch, so we’d appreciate if any of you would be willing to do some leg work for us.
Here’s a link to preview 5 of the 8 tracks from the tape: dsic – Tiamat/Taniwha
If you know anyone who supports or promotes Noise music, please share this with them and help us generate some buzz about dsic.
We love our fans and we’re working as hard as we can to save you some money. We are truly blessed to have your support and we hope you continue to support us as we navigate through these changes.
It’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve had news to share, but we’d like to let you know what’s going on behind the scenes at Rano…
We are currently working on producing our second cassette with ‘Keep Sheila On Acid‘. The music is very close to being recorded to tape, and we’re just putting the finishing touches on the package design. We don’t want to rush any of our releases, but we can’t wait to get this one in your hands. Much like our first release, (ran002) will contain bonus tracks and special items for those that make a purchase. Here’s a sneak peek at the Bandcamp page we have under construction for ‘Keep Sheila On Acid’.
Next on our schedule is a release from ‘dsic‘ (aka Aut), the founder of LF Records hailing from Bristol, UK. He’s bringing us 60 minutes of extreme noise for (ran003). This tape is going to be absolutely brutal! His entire “untitled” track list is in our studio for final arrangement. We have the cover art finished, but we still want to put together some other goodies for the final package. Once (ran002) hits the shelves, (ran003) will be getting our undivided attention. Here’s a glimpse at the initial layout of the Bandcamp page for ‘dsic’.
We can’t wait to get these new cassettes finished up. It’s been killing us not having any tapes to sell. We honestly didn’t expect the Synek tapes to sell out so quickly. We hope to have both (ran002 & rann003) ready for sale in 2012. In the meantime if you’d like to listen to any work by these upcoming Rano artists, please visit our ARTIST page.