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Thrill Jockey (Record label)
Thrill Jockey is a Chicago-based record label, founded in 1992 by Bettina Richards. Richards started the label with a saved up and borrowed budget of 35.000$ in her little apartment in New York City. From the first day the philosophie of the label was only signing musicians after personal taste and symphatie. The breakthrough came with the move to Chicago in the middle of the nineties. With the success of Tortoise Thrill Jockey represented for a long time the postrock sound of the windy city. But the label stands for a much more diverse sound, where flokcoristic tones (Freakwater, Luke Roberts), advanced pop music (High Places, Future Islands, The Fiery Furnaces), electronica (Mouse On Mars, Lithops, Mountains) or world music (Sidi Touré, Sorry Bamba) are naturally side by side.
Thrill Jockey in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 22.01.2016
After seven years of absence, Tortoise is celebrating their comeback with a new record called »The Catastrophist«, including all the usual methods of reconstruction and alienation.
Music − Review | posted 03.07.2014
»Gamel«, the latest record by OOIOO around Yoshimi P-We, the drummer of the Boredoms, extensively deals with Javanese gamelan-music.
Music − Review | posted 15.05.2012
»Koïma« can be translated into »Come and listen!«. And one should definitely follow this invitation by the malian guitarist and singer Sidi Touré.
Music − Review | posted 08.05.2012
The passion and burden of the supernatural is the topic of Alexander Tuckers his new album. An album which will be controversial.
Music − Review | posted 30.03.2012
The Iron Gates At Throop And Newport
For his second record Luke Roberts moved from Brooklyn back to his home town Nashville and recorded an unpretentious and personal album.
Music − Review | posted 12.05.2011
With Air Museum, Koen Holtkamp and Brian Anderegg can once again refute the accusation of repeating themselves artistically.
Music − Review | posted 15.04.2011
Quite a bit is new on british musician Alexander TuckerÂ´s fifth album. That doesnÂ´t change the fact that this songwriter is one to be discovered.
Thrill Jockey in News
Music − News | posted 19.03.2018
New album: »V«
Wooden Shijps have announced a new album for the 25.5.2018. It’s her first album in five years, her fifth, and it’s called »V«. It promises a promising summer.
Music − Portrait | posted 03.11.2020
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 12.11.2020
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 − Review | posted 20.07.2020
Towers Of Silence
A very deserving compilation brings us Stroom these days with »Towers Of Silence« from the Belgian Adult Fantasies.
Music − Review | posted 24.06.2020
The new edition of »Dropsonde« comes along with seven bonus tracks. The Norwegian producer Biosphere then radically reinterpreted an entire genre.
Music − News | posted 24.06.2020
Apollo Brown & Che' Noir
Exclusive Edition: »As God Intended«
Apollo Brown has teamed up with Che’ Noir for »As God Intended«, which will be released by Mello Music Group on September 4, 2020. The album is exclusively available from us in a Coloured Vinyl Edition.