One of the wonderful things about Bandcamp is that you are able to discover new music by independant & little known artists. Just the other day I came across this great Label out of Los Angeles: Fluttery Records. They call themselves the “bright home of modern classical, ambient and post-rock”. I must say, this tagline certainly describes the label perfectly.
Currently, Fluttery Records has thirty seven artists on their roster. These artists come from all over the world & have one thing in common: they all create passionate music that pushes the bounds of what you would expect for rock and ambient bands. If you listen to the Label’s Free Sampler Record – an album featuring tunes from twenty four of the label’s artists – you will hear what I mean.
These twenty four tracks mix ambient soundscapes with catchy post-rock tunes. They explore different themes – from getting lost on the moon to keeping secrets. There’s a lots of songs here, a lot of different styles & many imaginative artists. But the Free Sampler is just a taste of the entire Fluttery Records Catalogue.
The label was founded in 2008 with the idea of being a voice for artists with vision. A place where artists could experiement & create without anyone telling them how or what to play. It’s not a new or novel record label business model, but the fact that Fluttery concentrates on the more avant-garde genres of music means that the label delivers on this philosophy. Since its founding, it has slowly been growing its roster & its fan-base, promoting this philosophy & the spirit of creativity.
I first discovered Fluttery Records when I heard about a great Artist named Halcyon Chamber who released his debut album on Fluttery Records. Halcyon Chamber is the ambient project of Jason Baron who sculpts dense soundscapes in his basement studio. I immediately fell in love with his debut album & purchased it through Halcyon Chamber’s Bandcamp Site. But then I started listening to some of the other artists on Fluttery & soon realized how many great creative artists this California label promotes.
Then come back here and let me know what you think about Fluttery & their artists. And if you know of other great labels or artists pushing the bounds of music, leave a link in the comment selection below & I’ll check them out – and even do a review.
See You In The Shadows…