Thrilljockey
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
Tortoise
The Catastrophist
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
OOIOO
Gamel
»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
Sidi Touré
Koïma
»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
Alexander Tucker
Third Mouth
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
Luke Roberts
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
Mountains
Air Museum
With Air Museum, Koen Holtkamp and Brian Anderegg can once again refute the accusation of repeating themselves artistically.
Music Review | posted 15.04.2011
Alexander Tucker
Dorwytch
Quite a bit is new on british musician Alexander Tucker´s fifth album. That doesn´t change the fact that this songwriter is one to be discovered.
Thrill Jockey in News
Music News | posted 19.03.2018
Wooden Shijps
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.
Recent Articles
Music Column | posted 11.06.2021
Records Revisited
Porter Ricks – Biokinetics (1996)
When Porter Ricks released the album »Biokinetics« in 1996, it was more than just a collection of their first 12inches flanked by two bonus tracks. It was a utopian attempt to expand upon the dub techno formulas.
Music Portrait | posted 10.06.2021
BBE Records
The influencer's influencer
Peter Adarkwah is the reason why some lives have been changed by J Dilla, why Roy Ayers experienced a second spring and why Japanese jazz albums are reviewed by Pitchfork. In other words: BBE Music turns 25 years this year.
Music Portrait | posted 26.05.2021
Portico Quartet
Guest Mix
»Terrain« is the name of the new album of the British band Portico Quartet, which was released these days on Gondwana Records. For us, Portico Quartet’s Jack Wyllie has put together 60 minutes of music in an exclusive DJ mix.
Music Review | posted 09.06.2021
Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band
Tezeta
»Tezeta,« Hailu Mergia’s first album originally released on cassette only in 1975, has now been reissued via Awesome Tapes From Africa.
Music News | posted 10.06.2021
Evidence
Exclusive Edition: »Unlearning Vol.1«
On June 25th, 2021 the new solo album of Dilated Peoples’ Evidence will be released via Rhymesayers. Exclusively on HHV Records »Unlearning Vol.1« will be available in a limited Orange Vinyl Edition.