Saturday, 29 December 2012

josef motley : 1982 - 2012

as this long and strange year finally begins to draw to a close, we would very much like to take the opportunity to say a few words in honour of our now truly-legendary captain josef motley, who very sadly left this mortal coil under such desperately tragic circumstances at the beginning of the summer. captain honey and myself, reindeer, consider ourselves so very fortunate to have been able to become friends with josef back in the myspace days and had the very good fortune of collaborating with him on what should have been the first of very many songs. in truth, we both very much considered him to be the 'third man' when it came to the uk alt-rap scene and, while our paths sadly never crossed in person, we very much saw him as a close acquaintance and a fascinating artist indeed. his passing is a truly cruel blow to the world and how we can only know that he will be so dearly missed by so many.

josef's creative output was always something very much worth paying close attention to. from his own solo releases, to the storming power of his 'swampglow' group, to the richly bizarre world of the 'tortoiseshell male' to his work on the staggeringly surreal 'christmasaurus' collections, there was always more than enough to entertain, bemuse and satisfy the most-curious of listeners. josef's talent lay in his incredibly adept ability to filter the mundane sham of everyday life into a strange and captivating series of cut-up words, sounds and images to a standard that burroughs himself would surely have approved of. sometimes 'unlistenable', sometimes wonderfully 'catchy', oftentimes absurd, and joyfully daft, his output so perfectly mirrored this farsical 'everyday life' which the western lands have steadily built-up as 'reality'. the world is a poorer place in his absence, but we will be sure to celebrate his works until the very end, so grateful that he would have given us the chance to do so. an incredible artist and a noble captain indeed. he will remain in our thoughts for all-tme

josef motley : 01-10-82 - 28-06-12

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

filth - vinyl out now

after some unexpected delays, we can at last announce that the vinyl edition of the masterful 'filth' album from our very own a band of buriers is now at last available to order.

'filth' really is something of a masterpiece indeed, so do be sure to take this opportunity of securing yourself a copy of such a special release as soon as time and funds might permit.

keep safe

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

label of the year 2012!

well, it has been a rather fascinating year indeed, and how wonderful it has been for us here at the stamp to get to share with you so many new musical treasures, visual treats and live performances from the many and varied members of our close family. it is always such a thrill to unveil a new release from our dear stable and how much it means to us that they should be so warmly received.

so, what warmer reception that to be chosen as 'label of the year' for the second year in a row by the very marvelous beats, breaks & big smiles. we really do put in so much hard work, as individual artists and as a collective whole, and how rewarding it is then for us to be so kindly recognised for our efforts as this long year draws to a steady close. we really are most grateful indeed.

keep safe and warm

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Monday, 3 December 2012

decorative stamp - volume two - out now

ladies and gentlemen, after many longs moons since the release of our first label sampler, might we at last present to you 'decorative stamp volume two', now available as a limited edition hand-crafted cd and free digital download from the decorative stamp online store.

gathering together twenty-four tracks and spanning eighty minutes, the release contains a wealth of stunning compositions for your listening pleasure, all seamlessly mixed together by our very own commander-in-chief jamesreindeer. be sure to get involved.

keep safe and warm

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