Record Labels - A to L | MAKOCHÉ | MIRAMAR | NARADA | NEW ALBION RECORDS | NEW WORLD MUSIC | NORTH STAR RECORDS | PASSAGE RECORDS | PRIVATE MUSIC | REAL MUSIC | REAL WORLD | SERENITY | SILVA SCREEN | SOMBIENT | SPOTTED PECCARY MUSIC | SURREAL TO REAL | TREECASTLE | VISUELL MUSIKK | WAVEFORM | WINDHAM HILL | WORLD MUSIC
"Inspired by ancient traditions and influenced by Native American culture, Makoché has become one of the most specialized and impressive music labels to be found, both on-line and off. Featuring the finest in world music from their side of the globe, they have created a fascinating and hypnotic blend of centuries- old instrumental art with state-of-the-art music and recording technology."
Their enchanting web site can be found at
If you're interested in information on releases from Jonn Serrie, Paul Speer, James Reynolds, Jan Hammer or other Miramar artists and product like The Mind's Eye series of videos.
Please try and keep the requests for information to ones they can answer (for instance Miramar do not have answers to every FAQ about Tangerine Dream, but they can answer questions about their Miramar releases over the last five years).
Their Web Site is at
There website is still under construction but Narada's marketing department will respond to you immediately if you contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW ALBION RECORDS
New Albion resembles a small ship on the ocean; a small press; or an art gallery. All of their records are interesting, on a higher scale than industry standards. About half of them are viable in the markets of the world, and about half of those are true core repertoire. While centered in new classical music New Albion create works from world, improvised, ambient/resonant and electronic musics.
General inquiries should go to email@example.com; their Website is at
NEW WORLD MUSIC
Home of such artists as Terry Oldfield, Mike Wheater and Medwyn Goodall and one of the leading new age music labels.
NORTH STAR RECORDS
Once home to Robin Spielberg, North Star Records put out a regular catalogue of their releases which is free for the asking. Write to
North Star Records 22 London Street East Greenwich RI 02818 USA
The cutting edge in contemporary jazz and New Age, blazing a new path for today's recording artists. Featuring artist-owned masters by both established and fresh upcoming instrumental artists such as Phil Sheeran, Phil Markowitz, Andre Feriante, David Friedman, Milo Petersen & the Jazz Disclples, and Art Turner.
Once one of the foremost and exciting new music labels and then mostly talked about under the 'What happened, when did they sell out, why have so many of the old guard left?' heading!
Well the truth is that they went bust and were bought up by BMG, 'round about the time BMG also bought Windham Hilll. The two artists rosters have now been merged under the Windham Hill label and more information can be found at
Real Music has launched a unique musical web site at
http://www.realmusic.com/Real Music is modern instrumental performances, ranging from provocative hi-tech explorations to nature-inspired acoustic creations. Real Music artists include Emmy award-winner Gary Remal Malkin, chart topping Nicholas Gunn, 2002, Mars Lasar, ever popular Hilary Stagg and Govi, new sensation Kevin Kern, Anastasi, and other new talents.
Known best as the home of Peter Gabriel, Real World also offer one of the widest ranges of contemporary/traditional world music. They also have a bi-annual magazine, Real World Notes, with information about artists tours, studio plans, WOMAD festivals and Peter Gabriel's projects. Each magazine comes with a cd+ (an audio cd with a cd-rom track) which previews new music as well as their multi-media releases. So if you are looking for something just that little bit different then visit Radio Real World at
A new age music label featuring Rob Whitesides-Woo, Max Highstein, Shardad Rohani and Pat Clemence is now online at
Many new age artists produce soundtrack albums and many of them are released through Silva Records. Although not on the 'net you can contact them at these addresses for further information.
SILVA SCREEN RECORDS (USA) 1600 Broadway Suite #910 New York, NY l00l9 Telephone: 212-757-1616 Fax: 212-757-2374 SILVA SCREEN RECORDS (UK) 26l Royal College St. London NW1 9LU England Telephone: (011) 44-171-284-0525 Fax : (011) 44-171-482-2385
Producers of the Throne of Drones cd featuring artists like Robert Rich and Steve Roach Sombient's web pages start at:
SPOTTED PECCARY MUSIC
A record label specializing in the development of a "New American Sound." Based on their percerptions of North America, the artists of Spotted Peccary create innovative and progressive music that is electronic, acoustic, neo-classical, ambient-atmospheric, and primarily instrumental. Their artists roster includes Jon Jenkins and Paul Lackey, Brain Laughter, Deborah Martin, David Helpling, J. Arif Verner, & John Flomer.
SURREAL TO REAL
Featuring artists such as John Dyson, Paul Ward, Wavestar, Mike Shipway, Tranceport, Glyn Lloyd-Jones, Ian Boddy, Quiet Point etc, Surreal to Real are the leading UK based label for synth/electronic music. Features, info on the artists, samples to download, album gifs and where to obtain releases in the UK, US, Germany and Europe can be found at
Visuell Musikk is a new small, independent label set up for the publishing of non-commercial, instrumental music. The label's first release is the CD 12 Bilder by Eirik Lie (pronounced "A-rick Lee"), featuring music originally written for theatre, video, and installations. Though not strictly New Age music (whatever that is), the CD has got a lot of airplay at a great number of U.S. New Age radio stations during the last year. If you're looking for a good album to counter balance the more pop orientated releases of late then this is the one. Eirik is also preparing a new CD for release later in 1998.
More info, press reviews, comments, soundclips, recording details, and ordering info can be found on the web site at:
You are all invited to drop by the Treecastle web site featuring the artist Kudzu.
http://www.stc.net/~treecast/This site also features the Treecastle Music Gallery where music albums of artistic and creative merit will be exhibited. Exhibits will be rotated and added as new rooms are built onto the gallery.
For further information contact the Curator, Barry Shell, at treecastle@STC.Net
Formed in the summer of '93 this label is probably best know for it's A.D. (ambient dub) compilation series of releases - One, Two and Three A.D. They now have many more fine additions to their catalogue and can be found at
One of the original contemporary instrumental record labels. Since being bought up by one of the majors it has now become part of 'The Windham Hill Group', which includes Private Music (another one of the originals). and for some it has become a shadow of its former self.
A Cambridge, MA, based organization that presents the finest of contemporary and traditional music and dance from around the world, have their home page at