Music from the Bremen area features on a new compilation celebrating the local label’s fifth anniversary.
Overseen by Bremen pairing Sebastian Reuschel & Adel Akram, ZCKR Records was founded in 2010 and has developed into a DIY concern with a concentrated focus on the local area. Adopting a cross-format approach, ZCKR have issued a series of EPs, cassettes and CDrs from its founders as well as a multiplicity of musicians and artists bubbling away in the Hanseatic city. Anom Vitruv and recent Lobster Theremin act Qnete are perhaps the most recognisable names to have worked with ZCKR to date.
To celebrate reaching their fifth year of operation, ZCKR have pulled together an intriguing array of unfamiliar names for a compilation that is due to arrive imminently. Given their focus to date, it is no surprise the 11-track Grey City focuses on the Bremen area, featuring both current and archival recordings. In their own words, ZCKR describes the compilation as a “journey through warehouses, rehearsal rooms, workshops and studios of people who create the art we appreciate and who let us look to the future with a great sense of enthusiasm.” Clips of the release can be heard below and expect the record to appear in shops over the coming week.
ZCKR Records will release Grey City by Various Artists later this month.
A1. Nor Ðurgata – Spinaci
A2. Tal – Static
A3. Precious Panda Experience – Fragile
A4. Shepard Tone – The Machine In The Ghost
A5. Spröde Lippen – Einstellungen
A6. Adel Akram – DPO (Loop)
B1. Breaklab – 23 Tracks
B2. Robin – Sanctuary
B3. Tobs – HB Hardcore
B4. Abstract Pictures – 01-4A / Bremen-Delhi
B5. HSV – Kind Of Blue
ZCKR Records on Juno