Whitelabrecs was set up by Harry Towell in late 2015 as another outlet to put out experimental electronic/acoustic music. It joins other sister labels Audio Gourmet, Tessellate and Warehouse Decay but will focus on a collectible series of highly limited edition vinyl-effect CDr packaging, influenced by white label vinyl records.
Unlike physical label Tessellate, Whitelabrecs’ packaging will follow a set formula:
Vinyl-effect CDrs housed in card sleeves with a circular cut-out, rubber-stamped artist/album titles with a polaroid-style print of the cover artwork.
Each release will be a very low run of 50 copies, with less emphasis placed on digital music and more on the creation of rare artefacts with no set musical genre. We’re just as happy releasing music by new and undiscovered artists as we are when working with more established artists.
As well as our standard issue vinyl-effect album releases, we also produce the occasional mixtape cassettes, made up from Whitelabrecs material and selected/mixed by artists and friends. Additionally, we release a new ‘box set’ every milestone of 20 albums, which includes all releases in that specific range, housed inside a hand-stamped recycled card box. We are also prone to create the occasional detour from our usual packaging design, in which we may opt for increased runs or printed packaging for select artists or compilation releases.
The header images on our home page are photos taken whilst on holiday and each time we go away, we aim to take a couple of new shots. The images randomise each time you visit the web page and include locations such as Tenby (Wales), Caldey Island (Wales), Vesuvius (Italy), Amalfi (Italy), Positano (Italy), Capri (Italy), Verona (Italy), The Atlas Mountains (Morocco) and Marrakesh (Morocco).