Seed Records

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Seed Records has been the name of multiple record labels.

1970s American label[edit]

Seed Records was a record label started in 1972 by Paul Clark, a musician involved in the Jesus music movement.[1] The label ran until circa 1981, when he started Minstrel's Voyage Music. Seed Records was distributed by Word Records and ABC Records.

1990s American label[edit]

Seed Records was a short-lived American independent record label owned by Atlantic Records.[2][3] The label has released music by artists such as Tumbleweed, Madder Rose, Inch, Leatherface, The Nightblooms, Ivy, Television Personalities, The Pooh Sticks, The Earthmen, and The Pastels.

2000s British label[edit]

A London based record label also named Seed Records was set up in 2000 by Rich Bevan and Joshu Doherty of electronica duo Posthuman. The original roster of artists who released music on Seed included Cursor Miner, Ardisson, Kansas City Prophets, The Doubtful Guest, Digitonal, and Posthuman.

Posthuman also promoted a series of events called 'Seed Showcases', including UnderLondonGround, held in the disused underground Aldwych tube station. Artists that played these events included the label's roster, alongside guests such as Aphex Twin, Alison Goldfrapp, Richard X, Plaid, Luke Vibert, T.Rauschmeire, Funkstörung, Mark Moore and many more.

There is no 13th release in the label catalogue.

The 14th release '1.21 Gigawatts' by MoQ was removed from the catalogue before physical release, and released instead as digital only SEEDEX04. It was later removed from sale entirely.

In 2006, for the label's official fifth birthday a series of limited edition CD releases sealed in bags with promotional items was released

Doherty left Seed in late 2006, turning over control to Bruce McClure, who had been involved with the label and live events for several years.

In 2011, Seed released Sleeps in Oysters second album, 'Lo!'. The first fifty editions came with animal masks and sewing kits.
In 2012, Seed distributed the final album of the legendary Japanese games music producer Kazuki Sakata.
In 2012, 'Hot Doctor' by The Dagger Brothers was released with remixes by Nightwave and Sleeps in Oysters. The special editions came with a 'Singalong a Dagger Brothers' song sheet.
In 2013, The Dagger Brothers' album 'Bwananapple' was released as a limited-edition USB, with songs about Bruce Willis and a lyric sheet. It also included the 'Beast Tour 2009' rockumentary filmed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012
In 2015, Seed put out a limited edition of one hundred 10" vinyl by Rutger Hauser and Eftus Spectun. This was a joint release with The Lumen Lake and Void of Ovals, and was the final release on the label.

Many of the Seed Records releases are highly limited in number and sought after by collectors. The main genres covered are electronica, techno, post-rock, and IDM.

An A-Z of artists who have released music with Seed Records:

  • [snyzch]
  • 65daysofstatic
  • 8Bitch, aka (Nightwave)
  • Alexander Robotnick
  • Andreas Tilliander
  • Antoni Maiovvi
  • Ardisson
  • Arthur Mittens
  • Bauri
  • Black E (Cristian Vogel and Ben Mallot)
  • Capracara
  • Cold Fusion Mafia
  • Company Fuck
  • Cursor Miner
  • Dave Tarrida
  • dDamage
  • Debasser
  • Derehctub
  • Dethscalator
  • Digitonal
  • Dressed In Wires
  • Eftus Spectun
  • Eyes
  • Frenchbloke & Son
  • Goodiepal
  • Janos Andersson
  • Jaques Leuder
  • Jazzfinger
  • Kansas City Prophets
  • Kazuki Sakata
  • Le Couteau Jaune
  • Legowelt
  • LJ Kruzer
  • Ludvig Elbaus
  • Machars Action
  • Mark Verbos
  • Mary and Polly
  • Matkore
  • Milanese
  • Mokira
  • MoQ
  • Neil Landstrumm
  • Ola Bergman
  • On/Off
  • Peachfish
  • Plaid
  • Posthuman
  • Redcell
  • Reels
  • Romvelope
  • Rutger Hauser
  • Sancho
  • Skitanja
  • Sleeps in Oysters
  • Snakefork
  • Standard Planets
  • Stendec
  • The Cold Hand
  • The Dagger Brothers
  • The Doubtful Guest
  • The Exgirlfriends
  • The Night Terrors
  • The Shepardtones
  • The Video Age
  • Tobias Schmidt
  • Unit Black Flight
  • Woody McBride
  • Yard
  • Zombi

Discography[edit]

The following is a list of physical releases from Seed Records. A number of download-only releases were also made available from the label, some via password on the official site, others on their Bleep.com page.

Artist Title Format Catalog number Year Notes
Posthuman Posthuman (grey album) CD n/a 2000 hand-made sleeve, limited edition
Posthuman The Uncertainty of the Monkey Double 12" vinyl, CD SEEDCD/LP01 2001
Posthuman Posthuman EP 12" vinyl, CD SEEDEP02 2002 A limited-edition CD, cat. SEEDCD02B was released featuring a different track listing
Ardisson Ardisson EP 12" vinyl SEEDEP03 2002
On / Off Distant Personal CD SEEDCD04 2002 Limited to 100 copies
Ardisson Hardware Handshake EP 12" vinyl SEEDEP05 2003
Various Artists Seed Records Volume 1 CD SEEDCD06 2003
[snyzch] Seed 707 7" vinyl SEED707 2003 Limited to 300 copies
Posthuman Lagrange Point CD SEEDCD09 2003
Digitonal The Centre Cannot Hold EP 12" vinyl, CD SEEDCD/EP10 2004
Vlad & Ardisson / Kansas City Prophets Split 12" vinyl SEED1208 2005
The House Husbands The House Husbands Say... 7" vinyl HH01 2005 Limited to 300 copies
Various Artists Seed 5x5/1 CD SEED5X5/1 2006 Limited to 100 copies. Released in sealed bag with branded aluminium bottle opener.
Various Artists Seed 5x5/2 CD SEED5X5/2 2006 Limited to 100 copies. Released in sealed bag with branded DJ clip-torch.
Various Artists Seed 5x5/3 CD SEED5X5/3 2006 Limited to 100 copies. Released in sealed bag with extra Digitonal CD "SEED5X5/LIVE".
Various Artists Seed 5x5/4 CD SEED5X5/1 2006 Limited to 100 copies. Released in sealed bag with signed photo by Mike Golding of B12.
Various Artists Seed 5x5/5 CD SEED5X5/5 2006 Limited to 100 copies. Released in sealed bag with branded metal lighter.
Posthuman The People's Republic CD SEEDCD12 2006
Sancho Mystery Year CD SEEDCD11 2007 Enhanced CD, contains music video for "As Light Shone, they Fled"
Cursor Miner Suicide Bomber 7" vinyl SEED737 2007 Limited to 300 copies
Various Artists Seed Records Volume 2 CD SEEDCD15 2008
Sleeps In Oysters We kept the memories locked away like the beetles of our childhood, Or how to appreciate someone who is always around CD SEEDCD16 2008 Limited to 250 copies each with individually hand made embroidered sleeves, sealed with wax and hand numbered
Antoni Maiovvi Electro Muscle Cult CD SEEDCD17 2008 Limited to 100 hand-numbered copies
Eyes Night Eyes CD SEEDCD18 2009 Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies
Antoni Maiovvi Shadow of the Bloodstained Kiss CD SEEDCD20 2009 Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies
Various Seed X Part I CD SEEDCD21 2010 Limited to 100 hand-numbered copies
Various Seed X Part II CD SEEDCD22 2010 Limited to 100 hand-numbered copies
Various Seed X Part III CD SEEDCD23 2010 Limited to 100 hand-numbered copies
Skitanja Zombie Tonic CD SEEDCD19 2010 Limited to 200 hand-numbered copies
The Dagger Brothers Space Trumpet CD SEEDCD24 2010 Limited to 200 copies
8Bitch Equinox 12" vinyl SEEDEP25 2010 Limited to 250 hand-numbered copies
Frenchbloke & Son Société de Radiodiffusion de l'homme et du fils Français - Bruit dans l'intérêt de Musique Cassette tape / USB SEED26 2010 Limited to 49 hand-numbered cassettes (10 encased in books) and 15 USB sets
Sleeps in Oysters The Brambles In Starlight 3" CD SEEDEP27 2010 Limited to 150 hand-numbered copies in hand spun wool
Sleeps in Oysters Lo! CD SEEDCD28 2011 Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies worldwide. 1-50 deluxe editions of these come with animal masks and sewing kits.
Antoni Maiovvi Battlestar Transreplica / Trial By Bullet 2 x CD SEEDCD29 / SEEDCD30 2011 Limited to 200 hand-numbered copies. Editions 1-50/200 come with ltd edition t-shirt designed by African Apparel
The Dagger Brothers Hot Doctor CD SEEDCD31 2012 Limited to 150 hand-numbered copies worldwide. 1-50 special editions come with signed 'Singalong' sheet.
The Cold Hand Paperships CD SEEDCD32 2012 Limited to 100 hand-numbered copies worldwide.
Sleeps in Oysters Don't Drum For Other Girls CD SEEDCD33 2012 Multi-media package.
The Night Terrors Monster / Lasers For Eyes CD SEEDCD34 2012 Edition of 100. Includes remixes from Ash Wednesday and Antoni Maiovvi
Kazuki Sakata Sport WAV/MP3 SEED35 2012 Digital only
The Dagger Brothers Bwananapple USB SEED36 2013 USB stick with film
Eftus Spectun / Rutger Hauser 10" vinyl SEED37 2015 Limited to 100 copies worldwide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Cusic (12 November 2009). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music: Pop, Rock, and Worship: Pop, Rock, and Worship. ABC-CLIO. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-313-34426-8.
  2. ^ "Mush - Leatherface | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  3. ^ Madder Rose Study Guide & Homework Help - eNotes.com