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Light In The Attic (Record label)
Light In The Attic is an American record label from Seattle, Washington, specialized in reissues, rarities and particular, founded by Matt Sullivan and Josh Wright in 2002. During a journey through Europe when he was a teenager Matt Sullivan discovered the fascination of old records and an exuberant interest for music. A car accident in Spain led him to a situation, in which he was confronted with nothing more than music. Some years later, Sullivan had just become unemployed and the dot-com industry experienced its first exuberance, the time was favorable to make a business out of passion. The idea of Light In the Attic was to build a label which placed as much emphasis on releasing quality reissues as it did developing new talents. Thus forgotten, overlooked, or even memorable recordings by inter alia The Free Design, Serge Gainsbourg, Lee Hazlewood, Monks, Betty Davis or Thin Lizzy were again made ​​available to an audience. Also obscure recordings were included, like compilations to the largely unexplored genre “Country Funk” or reggae from Toronto as he was played between 1967 and 1974.
Light In The Attic in Features
Music Portrait | posted 11.08.2020
Light In The Attic
Everything Is Illuminated
For almost 20 years, the Seattle-based record label Light In The Attic has been shedding some light on releases that have long been in the dark. At a time when vinyl was neither young nor hip, they focused on vinyl as the medium for their artistically versatile releases. A strategy that was to pay off in the long run and which today rightfully gives the label the role of a pioneer.
Light In The Attic in Reviews
Music Review | posted 21.02.2020
Various Artists
Kearney Barton: Architect Of The Northwest Sound
The compilation »Kearney Barton: Architect Of The Northwest Sound« celebrates a producer who has shaped Seattle and the surrounding area like no other.
Recent Articles
Music Portrait | posted 03.11.2020
Mort Garson
Music for plants and people
He was involved in over 900 songs and reached number 1 on the Billboard charts, but Mort Garson’s current fame is based on an encounter with Bob Moog, whom he persuaded to give him one of his synthesizers. A rediscovery.
Music Portrait | posted 17.12.2020
On The Corner
Bangers for the backroom
With his label On the Corner Records, Pete Buckenham serves a heady stew of afro-futuristic jazz concepts and contemporary street grooves beyond the genre ascriptions, and is opening the gates to the sound universe of tomorrow.
Music News | posted 29.06.2020
Joell Ortiz & Kxng Crooked
Exclusive Edition: »H.A.R.D.«
Joell Ortiz and Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), both from the rap supergroup Slaughterhouse have announced a new album on Mello Music with »H.A.R.D.«. Vinyl will follow in September. We have a strictly limited colour edition in our assortment.
Music Portrait | posted 12.11.2020
Tidal Waves
Riding the Wave
A powerful wave has already washed many treasures ashore. Seen in this way, the name fits, because the Belgian reissue label Tidal Waves searches for, discovers and publishes pearls of music history believed to be lost.
Music List | posted 07.01.2021
Aaron Frazer
10 All Time Favs
»Introducing« is the name of Aaron Frazer’s first solo album. As the drummer of Durand Jones & The Indications, however, he is by no means an unknown name. So musically it’s off to the sixties. He tells us what actually influenced him musically.