Tri Angle (record label)
|Country of origin||U.S./U.K.|
|Location||New York City; London|
Tri Angle is an English record label based in London and New York established by Robin Carolan in 2010. The label has released albums by serpentwithfeet, The Haxan Cloak, Forest Swords, Holy Other, and Clams Casino.
Prior to starting the label Carolan was a writer for the well-recognised tastemaker website 20jazzfunkgreats. Since its inception, the label has gained a reputation for being highly influential, particularly within the electronic-music scene. Dazed & Confused magazine called Tri Angle "one of today’s most singular musical tribes". In 2011, Tri Angle was named one of the top 50 labels in America by Billboard, and in 2013 label owner Robin Carolan was profiled in The New Yorker.
Tri Angle's sound has been heavily debated in the music press with The Wire noting it as being "one of the hardest labels to pin down in contemporary music". It has often been cited as a meeting point for avant electronics and pop, and is generally viewed as being one of the more influential labels of the past decade. The label's first release was Let Me Shine For You, a compilation consisting of experimental Lindsay Lohan cover songs created by producers like Laurel Halo and Oneohtrix Point Never. In reference to Let Me Shine For You Brooklyn Magazine stated "hearing it now puts you in mind of Purity Ring, Chvrches, or a dozen other acts who’ve gotten big since by shading their bubblegum black". In recent years artists from the label have collaborated with more mainstream artists, including Kanye West, Björk, Disclosure, A$AP Rocky, FKA Twigs, Diplo, Vince Staples, Atticus Ross, Tinashe, Massive Attack, and The Weeknd. Björk in particular has been a strong supporter of the label crediting Robin Carolan with having helped her finish her eighth studio album Vulnicura, as well as collaborating with Tri Angle on a number of other occasions. in 2017 Carolan was credited on Utopia (Björk album), Björk's ninth studio album, as 'the fifth ear'.
- Adult Jazz
- Balam Acab
- Peter Boothroyd
- Brood Ma
- Clams Casino
- Compton White
- Evian Christ
- Fatima Al Qadiri
- Forest Swords
- The Haxan Cloak
- Holy Other
- How To Dress Well
- Katie Gately
- Roly Porter
- Sd Laika
- Water Borders
- Owen Myers, "Robin Carolan," Dazed & Confused, 2013.
- "Billboards counts 50 best indie labels in America, are big fans of Tri Angle," Dummy, August 16, 2011.
- Sasha Frere-Jones, "The Dark Lord," The New Yorker, November 4, 2013.
- "Adventures In Sound And Music: The Roots Of Tri Angle," The Wire, July 20, 2012.
- "Tri Angle Records Presents 'Let Me Shine for You'," Dis. Accessed August 20, 2014.