Cuneiform Records

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Cuneiform Records
Cuneiform Records logo.png
Founded1984 (1984)
FounderSteven Feigenbaum
GenreJazz, jazz rock, progressive rock
Country of originU.S.
LocationSilver Spring, Maryland

Cuneiform Records is a record label in Silver Spring, Maryland.[1][2][3][4]

Founded in 1984, the label releases an mixture of musical styles, all with a Rock in Opposition aesthetic, including progressive jazz, jazz fusion, the Canterbury scene, and electronic music. Cuneiform has introduced many notable acts but also documents older bands who fit the profile, including its release of the Heldon catalog and several archival Soft Machine recordings. The label operates with a mail-order retailer, Wayside Music.[5]

In 2018, founder Steve Feigenbaum announced that the label would not release any new music that year.[6][7][8] However, 2019 saw the arrival of several new albums on the Cuneiform label.[9]



  1. ^ "Wadada Leo Smith, Mary Halvorson Among Winners in DownBeat Critics Poll". DownBeat. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  2. ^ Gomes, Gary (April 2018). "Perfect Sound Forever: Cuneiform, Steve Feigenbaum". Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  3. ^ Humphries, Stephen (16 June 2016). "Everything you need to know about Cuneiform Records". Prog Magazine. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  4. ^ Luckert, Samantha (6 July 2017). "Cuneiform Records produces 33 years of music - Takoma Voice". Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  5. ^ Thompson, Dave (5 May 2016). "Cuneiform Records - Thirty-plus Years of Essential Listening". Goldmine. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Cuneiform Records Takes 2018 Hiatus". DownBeat. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  7. ^ "On Hiatus". DownBeat. March 2018. p. 14.
  8. ^ Warren, Will (5 February 2018). "Cuneiform Records Takes a Break". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Cuneiform Records: The Albums of 2019, by Cuneiform Records". Cuneiform Records. Retrieved 2020-05-18.

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