Mego (label)

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Mego
Founded 1994
Founder Peter Rehberg aka Pita
Ramon Bauer
Andreas Pieper
Peter Meininger
Genre Electronic, Glitch, Noise, Post-Industrial
Country of origin Austria
Location Vienna
Official website http://www.editionsmego.com

Mego was an experimental electronic music independent record label based in Vienna, Austria. The label has been superseded by a new company, Editions Mego, which was set up both to keep Mego albums in print and to issue new albums.[1], run by Peter Rehberg aka Pita.

Impact and critical acclaim[edit]

The label's efforts were awarded a distinction at the Ars Electronica 1999. In the jury's statement, Jim O'Rourke lauded the label's work as defining "a brand new punk computer music".[2]

Mego releases[edit]

  • MEGO 001 General Magic + Pita: Fridge Trax 12" (05.1995)
  • MEGO 002 General Magic / Elin: Die Mondlandung 12" (05.1995)
  • MEGO 003 Stützpunkt Wien 12: UFO Beobachtungen 93-95 2x12" (05.1995) (released on CD by Or, 01.1998)
  • MEGO 004 Fennesz: Instrument 12" (10.1995) (tracks appear on Fennesz: Field Recordings, released by Touch 09.2002)
  • MEGO 005 DJ DSL: I L.O.V.E. You 12" (10.1995)
  • MEGO 006 Sluta Leta: Fan Club 12" (11.1995)
  • MEGO 007 The Mego Jacket (08.1995)
  • MEGO 008 Farmers Manual: No Backup CD+ (05.1996)
  • MEGO 009 Pita: Seven Tons For Free CD (06.1996) (released in Japan by Digital Narcis, 01.1999)
  • MEGO 010 General Magic: Frantz CD (06.1997) (released in Japan by Digital Narcis, 06.2003)
  • MEGO 011 Potuznik: Amore Motore (...Autobahn) CD (04.1998)
  • MEGO 012 Russell Haswell: Live Salvage 1997-2000 CD (04.2001)
  • MEGO 013 not released
  • MEGO 014 Hecker: IT ISO161975 CD (07.1998)
  • MEGO 015 Pure: The End Of Vinyl 3"CD" (03.1999)
  • MEGO 015v Pure: The End Of Vinyl 12" Picture Disc (04.2001)
  • MEGO 016 Fennesz: Hotel Paral.lel CD (09.1997)
  • MEGO 017 Farmers Manual: fm 12" (08.1996)
  • MEGO 018 Evol: Principio 3" CD (04.1999)
  • MEGO 019 Goem: Dertig CM 12" (03.1999)
  • MEGO 020 Fennesz: Plays 7" (11.1998) (released a CDS by Moikai, 02.1999)
  • MEGO 020t Fennesz: Plays T-shirt (12.1998)
  • MEGO 021 gcttcatt: ampErase CD+ (10.2001)
  • MEGO 022 Masami Akita/Azuma/Haswell/Sakaibara: Ich Schnitt Mich In Den Finger 12" (05.1997)
  • MEGO 023 SKOT presents The Mego Videos 96-98 VHS/PAL (05.1999)
  • MEGO 023t SKOT T-shirt (01.1999)
  • MEGO 024 Hecker: [R*] iso | chall CD (02.2000)
  • MEGO 025 Fuckhead: The Male Comedy (...oder der Traum vom kleinen Glück) CD (10.1998)
  • MEGO 026 Fanclub Erdberg/DJ DSL: Anton Polster Du Bist Leiwand 7" (10.1997)
  • MEGO 026CD Fanclub Erdberg/DJ DSL: Anton Polster Du Bist Leiwand CDS (10.1997)
  • MEGO 027 Zbigniew Karkowski: it 3"CD (06.2000)
  • MEGO 028 Nachtstrom: 17 Songs After Midnight LP (07.1999)
  • MEGO 029 Pita: Get Out CD (10.1999) (released on vinyl by Moikai, 09.2000)
  • MEGO 030 Pure: Noonbugs CD (09.2002)
  • MEGO 031 Fennesz/O'Rourke/Rehberg: The Magic Sound Of Fenn O'Berg CD (12.1999)
  • MEGO 032 General Magic: Rechenkönig CD (10.2000)
  • MEGO 033 IBM: The Oval Recording LP+7" (01.2001)
  • MEGO 034 Francisco López: untitled #92 LP (06.2000)
  • MEGO 035 Fennesz: Endless Summer CD (06.2001) (released in Japan by P-Vine, 09.2003)
  • MEGO 035v Fennesz: Endless Summer LP (06.2001)
  • MEGO 035t Fennesz: Endless Summer T-shirt (09.2001)
  • MEGO 036 not released
  • MEGO 037 Ilpo Väisänen: Asuma CD (01.2001)
  • MEGO 038 Evol: Magia Potagia CD (03.2005)
  • MEGO 039 Uli Troyer: NOK 3"CD (09.2000)
  • MEGO 040 Merzbow: A Taste Of.. CD (05.2002)
  • MEGO 041 ddkern: gern 12" (01.2002)
  • MEGO 042 Dr. Nachtstrom: Leidenschaft CD (02.2002)
  • MEGO 043 Skot vs. Hecker VHS/PAL (04.2000)
  • MEGO 044 Hecker: Sun Pandämonium CD (02.2003)
  • MEGO 045 Alexandre Navarro: Horizons 2018 CD (01.2003)
  • MEGO 047 Tujiko Noriko: Shojo Toshi CD (05.2001) (see also eMEGO 047)
  • MEGO 777 Farmers Manual: rla DVD-ROM (03.2003)
  • MEGO 049 Pita: Get Down LP (06.2002)
  • MEGO 049t Pita: Get Down T-shirt (09.2002)
  • MEGO 050 Jim O'Rourke: I'm Happy, And I'm Singing, And a 1,2,3,4 CD (12.2001) (released in Japan by P-Vine, 09.2002)
  • MEGO 050v Jim O'Rourke: I'm Happy, And I'm Singing, And a 1,2,3,4 LP (01.2002)
  • MEGO 051 Massimo: Hey babe, let me see your USB and I'll show you my FireWire 3"CD (11.2001)
  • MEGO 052 2002 - 125ccm / 2-stroke race kart (03.2003)
  • MEGO 053 Kevin Drumm: Sheer Hellish Miasma CD (05.2002)
  • MEGO 054 Fennesz/O'Rourke/Rehberg: The Return Of Fenn O'Berg CD (07.2002) (released in Japan by P-Vine, 09.2002)
  • MEGO 054v Fennesz/Jim O'Rourke/Rehberg: The Return Of Fenn O'Berg LP (07.2002)
  • MEGO 055 COH: Mask Of Birth CD (08.2002)
  • MEGO 056 DACM: ShowroomDummies CD (06.2002)
  • MEGO 057 Tujiko Noriko: I Forgot The Title 12" (06.2002)
  • MEGO 058 Ilsa Gold: Regretten? Rien! DoCD (10.2003)
  • MEGO 059 quintetAvant: Floppy Nails LP (12.2002)
  • MEGO 060 Yasunao Tone & Hecker: Palimpsest CD (10.2004)
  • MEGO 061 Mego presents: Playback Device Confusion Volume One featuring Aleph Empire shaped 3"CD (12.2002)
  • MEGO 062 Tujiko Noriko: Hard Ni Sasete (Make Me Hard) CD (10.2002)
  • MEGO 063 Massimo: Hello Dirty CD (10.2002) MEGO 064 Hecker: 2 Track 12" (03.2003) (released in collaboration with Synaesthesia, SYN 004)
  • MEGO 065 not released
  • MEGO 066 BulBul: Drabule 12" (07.2004)
  • MEGO 067 COH: Electric Electric 12" (09.2003)
  • MEGO 068 not released
  • MEGO 069 Russell Haswell & Hecker: Revision single sided 12" (06.2005)
  • MEGO 070 Fritz Ostermayer: Kitsch Concrète CD (08.2003)
  • MEGO 071 Zeena Parkins & Ikue Mori: Phantom Orchard CD (05.2004)
  • MEGO 072 Gert-Jan Prins: Risk 3"CD (03.2004)
  • MEGO 073 Sluta Leta: Semi Peterson CD (11.2003)
  • MEGO 074 Rob Mazurek: Sweet & Vicious Like Frankenstein CD (01.2004)
  • MEGO 075 Vega/Vainio/Väisänen (VVV): Resurrection River CD (05.2005)
  • MEGO 076 COH: 0397POST-POP DoCD (01.2005)
  • MEGO 077 see eMEGO 077
  • MEGO 078 not released
  • MEGO 079 dieb13 vs. Takeshi Fumimoto 12" picture vinyl (06.2005)
  • MR 001 Radian: tg11 CD (03.2000) (released in collaboration with Rhiz)
  • HEC2 Hecker: PV Trecks CD (03.2004)

Editions Mego releases[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mego at Resident Advisor
  2. ^ "Rather than splitting the prize between the two Mego entries: Christian Fennesz's Hotel Parall.lel and Pita's Seven Tons for Free Remaster Version 1.2, the Jury [decided] that the Distinction should be awarded to the Mego label as a whole." Eshun, Kodwo (1999), Music from the Bedroom Studios - Prix Ars Electronica 99 / Jury-Statement, Ars Electronica Archive, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on February 3, 2006, retrieved 2007-12-26 

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