Posthume Records

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Posthume Records
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Founded 2000
Founder Hibou
Genre Electro music, hardcore techno
Country of origin France
Official website posthume.free.fr

Posthume Records is a label that was created in Paris, France. It was created in the year 2000 and has since been managed by its founder, Hibou.[1] The label primarily showcases the dark electronic music, a genre that was prominent in Hibou’s background. Hibou comes from a Goth-EBM-Industrial sub-culture, and a Hardcore-Gabber-Speedcore scene. Both of these strongly influenced the style of the label's productions, as well as the overall direction of the label.

To celebrate a decade of Posthume Records releases (2001-2011), a new digital (MP3) sublabel, "Division 44 Records", was started by Hibou and has since provided participating artists with an opportunity to release free material on the internet.[2]

The virtual is now on, a sub-label as been created to reply to the current needs, please welcome the "Personal Monster Rec", also dealing as the previous underground dark movements.

Distribution[edit]

From 2001 until 2007, Phuture Rave Distribution handled all of Posthume's Tombe and SFRT releases. Due to the distribution company's decision to stop its production department, a CD alternative, in the form of a sublabel called “Officially Dead”, was launched.

Tombe Records[edit]

Label created in 2000 and Distributed in 2001 Posthume has had a total of 6 under this branch. Planned to be independent in 2000 (auto-produced and auto-distributed) the label passed under the hand of Phuture Rave Distribution (Cross Bones Family) England. For this reason, the original Tombe 01 test pressing differs from the one published with Phuture Rave Distribution later on. For example, the track called “Kill Her” replaced the originally planned one called “Morgen”. Dr. Strange (warmly recommended by the Cross Bones team) has 2 releases on this branch, and remains as one of the main actor of this label. We can also notice the first The Martyrs Of Doom production, one of the several Hibou’s side project including various singers.

  • Tombe 01: Hibou - It's Coming From The Ashes (2001)
  • Tombe 02: Hibou - Chrysanthemes (2002)
  • Tombe 03: Dr Strange - The Shedding Skin (2002)
  • Tombe 04: Hibou - Empoisonnés (2003)
  • Tombe 05: The Martyrs Of Doom / Soundsquare - Witchcraft Versions (2005)
  • Tombe 06: Dr Strange - Fear Of Dark Corners (2006)

SFRT Records[edit]

Label created in 2005 and dedicated to versus productions. A total of 2 releases due to Phuture Rave Distribution's end of production. For information, 2 more releases have been scheduled in the label agenda and never been out like Skinner[3] (from Black Monolith Records) versus Hibou as the third opus of Tieum versus Hibou.

  • SFRT 01: Tieum versus Hibou - Mondes Invisibles (2005)
  • SFRT 02: Wilfuck versus Hibou - Le Phuture Est Present (2007)

Officially Dead Records[edit]

Sublabel created in 2007, from vinyl to CD media. This sublabel has been created due to Phuture Rave's decision to stop their production department. This is a CD on demand system solution, based in the United States. All the released are also available in digital MP3 downloads via the Amazon United States platform.

  • OFF DEA 01: Hibou - A Suicide In Heaven (2007)
  • OFF DEA 02: Tieum versus Hibou - INRI (2008)
  • OFF DEA 03: Contagious Sense - Shag (2008)
  • OFF DEA 04: Jeff T - 2916 Souls (2008)
  • OFF DEA 05: Hibou - Une Nuit Au Pere Lachaise(2009)
  • OFF DEA 06: Frozen Herd And Adam Frost - Echoes From A Rotting Reign (2009)
  • OFF DEA 07: The Martyrs Of Doom - Les Deux Enfers (2009)
  • OFF DEA 08: Hibou At Cross Bones - A Decade Of Darkness (2010)
  • OFF DEA 09: Break It, Dub It, Chill It (versions)(2010)
  • OFF DEA 10: Thrill It, Grab It, Blast It (versions) (2010)
  • OFF DEA 11: Hibou - (2000-2010) 10 Coffins (2011)

UnderDark Records[edit]

Due to the end of their respective labels, “Dark Temple Records” and “Tombe”/"SFRT", Joshua and Hibou decided to work together on a new “fusion” label; “UnderDark Records” subsequently emerged 2009, in partnership with Tbook Productions France. In the area of the label's graphic design and artwork, the pair collaborated with Funeral Womb.

  • UD01: Joshua Versus Hibou - Inconfessable (2009)

Division 44 Records[edit]

Digital sublabel (MP3 format) raised in 2011 to celebrate the last decade of Posthume Records. Dedicated to provide free materials to listeners/followers, the first releases are acting as compilations and other rarities. Division 44 Refers to the location where Allan Kardec is buried in the well known Parisian Père Lachaise Cemetery.

  • Division 44 01: Posthume Records - The Sacred And The Damned (Demos, Versions, Unreleased, Rarities) (2011)
  • Division 44 02: This Mortal Core - The Legend Of The Hanged Man's Tree (2011)
  • Division 44 03: This Mortal Core - Feel The Burn (2011)
  • Division 44 04: The Martyrs Of Doom - 11.11.11 (2011)
  • Division 44 05: Retrospective - The Sounds Of Posthume (2011)
  • Division 44 06: Ree Doom - Zombee Posse Brainz System (2012)
  • Division 44 07: This Mortal Core - Kill Her (Series 1) (2013)
  • Division 44 08: This Mortal Core - Kill Her (Series 2) (2013)

Personal Monster Records[edit]

Digital commercial sublabel (WAV and MP3 format) to respond to the request of the European fans. Indeed! the previous Digital platform was dedicated to the North American countries only, now worldwide listeners can get the releases properly.

  • Personal Monster 01: Contagious Sense - Candy To Candy Slut To Slut (2011)
  • Personal Monster 02: Raum 107 - People Surrounded By Ruins (2011)
  • Personal Monster 03: Hibou - 68 Degrees (2012)
  • Personal Monster 04: Hibou - The Green Hour (2012)
  • Personal Monster 05: Hibou - La Morphine Des Bohemes (2012)
  • Personal Monster 06: Contagious Sense - Baby Turns Slut (2012)
  • Personal Monster 07: This Mortal Core - When The Stars Talk (2012)
  • Personal Monster 08: Ciguë - Find Me (2012)
  • Personal Monster 09: Hibou - Foresight Versions (2013)
  • Personal Monster 10: Contagious Sense - Re/Shag (2013)
  • Personal Monster 11: Hibou - Contes Pour Fantomes En Mal D'Aventures Extraordinaires (2013)
  • Personal Monster 12: 14anger - Church Of The XIV (2013)
  • Personal Monster 13: Just A Pilgrim - Broyer Du Noir (2014)
  • Personal Monster 14: Posthume Records - Feminines (Series 1) (2014)
  • Personal Monster 15: Posthume Records - Feminines (Series 2) (2014)
  • Personal Monster 16: This Mortal Core - La Grimace Du Monde (2014)
  • Personal Monster 17: The Martyrs Of Doom - A Rapture (2014)
  • Personal Monster 18: Strangeries Of Love - Destinee (2014)
  • Personal Monster 19: Contagious Sense - Off (2015)
  • Personal Monster 20: Lokom - Fine Structure Constant In Natural Units (2015)
  • Personal Monster 21: David F. - Hostile Ground (2015)

Hibou's musical projects[edit]

The Martyrs Of Doom[edit]

One of the several Hibou’s side project including various singers from the Rock, Goth, Metal, Industrial, Punk or Trip-Hop scenes. This project was founded by Hibou and Adrien from the band Eon Megahertz[4] somewhere in a basement in the old Antibes France in 2002. The first The Martyrs Of Doom productions are giving another vision/dimension of some previous Hibou's existing tracks. Later on, the band will deal with its own tracks and will also perform some band covers like The B-52s "Planet Claire" or The Young Gods "L'Amourir".

Band members[edit]

Adrien from Eon Megahertz, Yann from Cigue,[5] Johell, Flo from Binaire, Sandra C., Regina P. from Copernic#,[6] Pyron from Pyrotoxxxn, Hibou.

Releases[edit]

  • Tombe 05: The Martyrs Of Doom / Soundsquare - Witchcraft Versions (2005)
  • Dark Temple 04: The Martyrs Of Doom - The Invisible Tragedy (2006)
  • OFF DEA 07: The Martyrs Of Doom - Les Deux Enfers (2009)
  • Division 44 04: The Martyrs Of Doom - 11.11.11 (2011)
  • Personal Monster 17: The Martyrs Of Doom - A Rapture (2014)

Contagious Sense[edit]

When Hibou met Sandra C., an Electro/Drum N'Bass Breaks/Industrial band emerged in the heart of Paris in the year 2002. Quickly, the fresh formation found its way since both performers are shared the same taste for alternative/underground bands as a Goth subculture in general. The name of the band (which is actually the Chorus of the track called "Shag") was accepted on the way back from a Gothic rock party, northern Paris. Sandra C. can also be found in other projects all around Posthume Records, she also produced a video clip in the Père Lachaise Cemetery for Hibou “Les Pleureuses Part. 2”.

Band members[edit]

Sandra C., Hibou

Releases[edit]

  • OFF DEA 03: Contagious Sense - Shag (2008)
  • Personal Monster 01: Contagious Sense - Candy To Candy Slut To Slut (2011)
  • Personal Monster 06: Contagious Sense - Baby Turns Slut (2012)
  • Personal Monster 10: Contagious Sense - Re/Shag (2013)
  • Personal Monster 19: Contagious Sense - Off (2015)

This Mortal Core[edit]

This band acts as a supergroup because this project includes some independent artists which have been connect with Posthume Records during its first decade. Based on the previous idea of “This Mortal Coil” on 4AD label, the goal of this band is to give to the artists the opportunity to collaborate with each other, melting cultures (as Punk, Ambient, Hardcore, Electro etc.) to create something unique and ultimately unexpected.

Band Members[edit]

Trypod, The Mental Machine, Regina P. Copernic#, Raum 107, Lord Sinister, Sandra C., Hibou, Darkside, Kenny Kramp,[7] Wilfuck,[8] Adam Frost, Deathmaker, Joshua, Freeze, Pyrotoxxxn, Funeral Womb, Graustufe, Sysyphe, Litha, Middle M, Embrionyc, Dr Strange, Ciguë, The Relic, Ncall Requiem, David F., Ittor, Deathface, Zerogoki, Just A Pilgrim.

Releases[edit]

  • Division 44 02: This Mortal Core - The Legend Of The Hanged Man's Tree (2011)
  • Division 44 03: This Mortal Core - Feel The Burn (2011)
  • Personal Monster 07: This Mortal Core - When The Stars Talk (2012)
  • Division 44 07: This Mortal Core - Kill Her (Series 1) (2013)
  • Division 44 08: This Mortal Core - Kill Her (Series 2) (2013)
  • Personal Monster 16: This Mortal Core - La Grimace Du Monde (2014)

Strangeries Of Love[edit]

Project raised between Maud Mathian and Hibou during a talk about the most weird feeling called "Love". More than 20 years of friendship and her desire to develop her passion to write could bring this project alive and give another dimension to the label. She is today an owner of her own editions called "Guinet Editions".

Band Members[edit]

Miss Keephic, Hibou

Releases[edit]

  • Personal Monster 18: Strangeries Of Love - Destinee (2014)

References[edit]

Portrait of the label creator Hibou on a French Magazine Le Petit Bulletin

  1. ^ Dr Venkman (2004). "Hibou". s/zero (in French). signal zero e-zine. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Hibou (December 2011). "Division 44". Division 44. Division 44. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Skinner short biography". Thedjlist.com. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  4. ^ Bran. "Eon Megahertz: Biography". Metalorgie (in French). Metalorgie.com. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Cigue on Metalstorm.net
  6. ^ "Copernic# on sicmagazine.net". Sicmagazine.net. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  7. ^ Interview of Kenny Kramp Cross Bones on SignalZero.info
  8. ^ Wilfuck's short biography on elektronoize.org

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