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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 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 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 07.07.2020
International Anthem
In search of the truth
For six years the label International Anthem from Chicago has been reliably delivering jazz with their own attitude and idea. Although the founders refuse to be ascribed almost any kind of attribution to a genre. For them, the most beautiful sound is just always: the truth.
Music Portrait | posted 14.07.2020
WeWantSounds
Contagious passion
WeWantSounds has been publishing music from the 1970s and 1980s since 2015. The name of the label is a catchphrase. When the Parisian two-man company selects the reissues, genre and country borders don‘t matter.
Music Essay | posted 09.07.2020
Baltic & Finnish Jazz
Removing Boundaries
While jazz from London to L.A. is evolving a fresh pop sensibility or even tries to update the fusion heritage, cool flavors between new blood and nostalgia are cultivated on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Here the genre is cosmopolitan as well and yet totally distinct.
Music Review | posted 24.06.2020
Biosphere
Dropsonde
The new edition of »Dropsonde« comes along with seven bonus tracks. The Norwegian producer Biosphere then radically reinterpreted an entire genre.