24 February, 2010

Misspent Music Plans Label Send-Off

Hungarian label Misspent Music recently announced plans to launch two new drum & bass albums on the same day, in what could well be the label's last album releases.


Hungarian label Misspent Music recently announced plans to launch two new drum & bass albums on the same day, in what could well be the label's last album releases.

Whilst waiting for the new compilation Missing Pieces to be mastered, label boss / producer Zoltan Gal, aka ICR,  has been passing the time by perfecting his own album, Between Nowhere and Goodbye.

"The label was started as a platform for me to release the music I believe in," Zoltan told us, "but I feel like the bird on the cover art of my album, turning away, not sure where he's heading, so this could well be the last Misspent release.

"I'm proud of what we've achieved with this small label, and these two albums are being released to celebrate exactly that," he enthused.

Between Nowhere and Goodbye seems a suitable title for an album, which may see Misspent Music call time on a successful six year stint in the industry.

Zoltan runs the label with business partner Gerald Belanger, and is satisfied both albums will give their label a fitting send-off, in typically emotional Misspent fashion.

"The label's sound has been shaped by artists such as Aperture, Bop and Dephecta," he said, "it's musical, deep and almost cinematic.

"We hope that when someone checks out our music they will think there's something in it, an idea, a picture, a sound, a message or perhaps just something they can relate to.

"The best example of that is my favourite tune on my album, Two Steps Backwards, no doubt it's the most emotional track on there.

"My album's been planned for ages," he added, "I chose the name years ago, but it seems to fit perfectly now, it's kind of a swan-song."

Featuring artists like Anorganik, Fushara and Mendaleyev, Missing Pieces is an emotionally driven, twisted collection of European drum & bass, encompassing everything the label stands for.

After closing the doors of Misspent Music, Zoltan hopes to release the Such Unimportant Things Like Us LP on Counter Intelligence to complete the trilogy he started with Something About Nothing.

"It means the closure of a creative period of my life," he concluded.

Expect both albums around the end of March.

Words: James O'Connell

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