TABS OUT (Episode 18)

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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!

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BEST SELLER (In Record Time)

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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.

dsic – Tiamat/Taniwha (a race to finish)

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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.

Thank You,

RANO

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ANOTHER BEST SELLER

Today we release our second limited edition cassette by Keep Sheila On Acid, with bonus remixes by Synek and lettrist. We appreciate those of you who pre-ordered the cassette or digital album this week. Thanks to you, we’ve landed ourselves in the #1 spot (Again) on the Best Selling Electronic Cassette list on Bandcamp.  We hope you’ll continue to support our humble label. We wouldn’t be here without you.
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We still have several cassette tapes in stock, but they are going fast. If you miss out on the cassette, you’ll always be able to purchase the music in digital format.

Thanks again from all of us at RANO. We hope to see you back for ran003… Coming Soon!

Don’t Take Our Word For It…

Listen to what other’s are saying about SYNEK – Paradiba EP (Limited Edition Cassette)

Antònia Folguera
“The cassette is great, has a fantastic packaging (only thing I don’t like is that the Rano logo gets divided once you take the paper that holds everything together) I like Fathom very much, I’m especially a fan of the VLGRGRLZ remix. Rano should be really proud, this is an excellent minimalist dark ambient cassette! I’ll play it on the radio or add it to a mixtape soon!

Provided the sounds and looks of the Paradiba EP by Synekkkkk, the Rano brand looks very promising. The six tracks of Paradiba are minimalist and atmospheric and take the listener to an urbex promenade to post-communist eastern Europe abandoned spaces, through layers of drones and echoes here and there, that give a sense of spaciousness sometimes and others the lack of it, as if travelling through corridors of darkness. Paradiba takes advantage of the particular sound of the cassette format, there is never a moment of silence: the sound of the tape takes you from track to track. The DIY cardboard packaging is excellent and thoughtful, probably Rano will have to release a new edition soon!”

Best Available Technology
“Enjoying my copy. Fills a gap between the Eraserhead sound design (Alan Splet brilliance) and SunnO))) sonic moods”

HALP
“Synek tapessss look dope”

Haruko Hirukawa
“The sound combines the dark, solemn mood with an industrial atmosphere. It takes us to an expanding universe in our mind. Simply one of the best ambient EPs ever.”

Opal Tapes
“It’s a lovely item and in all honesty I haven’t opened it as I don’t want break the seal as such. I’ve burnt the digital to disc and play that and just stare at the exterior wondering what might lie inside.”

Sex Lies Magnetic Tape
“Been really enjoying the Paradiba e.p from Synek (Rano) recently, really deep and spacious with just the right amount of suspense and darkness to keep the listener engaged which is no mean feat over tracks of this length.
Fathom is a caustic and metallic plunge into the unknown whilst Paradiba throws layers of distortion and feedback onto a hissing, screaming fire of evilness, the VLGRGRLZ remix of Fathom takes this already massive soundscape and hammers it into something even more monolithic.
Packaging is first class too, a great release”

Spoonful Of Tar
“Get yourself some cold, minimal Polish noise. It’s all quite atmospheric and well thought out. There’s clattering and giant wooshes of scrawl but is still kind of ambient.
I quite like the label’s brief manifesto:-

Producing limited edition recordings of unique music from around the world. Our goal is to be sought after, not saturated. The items we create will never be mass-produced.
Good things come in small quantities!

Nice they’re doing it both ways. A short run (20) of well packaged, nicely done cassettes but also for FLAC download. Shows a confidence and belief in the sound. That they’ve actually put effort and thought into it. Y’know, not just something tossed out in ten minutes on Fag Tapes.”

so/wie/so
“Setting the tone for a new tape label RANO, ‘Paradiba’ is a journey into abstract drones & digital static. While Ambient/Noise music is nothing new to us, Synek explores the sound with refreshing imagination. Perfect solitary headphone listening. Highly recommended. (I also enjoy the backwards flip) haha”

Ssalien Group
“Nice Drones, Keep it up”

The Outer Church
“Like taking a crawl through the long dark ventilation shaft of the soul.”

Although the tapes have sold out you can still download the album in digital format.