For those who have been curious about the recent inactivity of C/Fe Records, we have suffered a very severe loss which prevented us from continuing with the marketing, publicizing, and general exploitation of the bands. Jakub Novotny was the visionary for what could have been a leading experimental music label. Soon after the release of Menagerie Vol. 1, was found lying on the floor of his condominium by his ex-wife. The doctors said he had a rare but very aggressive form of cancer. He did what he could, but Jakub was a very proud man. He kept the cancer secret, and tried to continue business as usual. Then in August of last year, the cancer got the better of him.
I have taken a long time posting this because the news came as such a shock. He was only 42 when he died, and I was looking forward to seeing some of his plans come to fruition. However, cancer is very debilitating, and he was never able to accomplish everything he wanted. I wanted to take over where he left off, but his funding is all tied up legally and my own career has consequently needed to come first. Hopefully soon, we can start releasing quality experimental music to the general public. Until then, the artists are still happy to handle their own.
Goodbye Jakub! You are missed.
I wanted to post his professional photo, but his ex-wife suggested this photo taken with his mother before she died. She said she had never seen him so relaxed and happy as when he was with his mother. Jakub was a very driven man, as any excellent CEO is.
MusiM has just released an ep full of remixes of the single, “Missing Dead.” Check out it and the album it came from, In Worship of Monsters, here:
. The remix ep also features a remix from AllThisIsMeaningless.
MusiM has released a soundtrack for the short film The Beginning for $1:
A rare performance from MusiM is coming up. More information will be posted when it becomes available.
The Still Lifes have remixed their video for the Future in Question to better reflect the spirit of the song. They are also pre-releasing a song from the forthcoming album. Age of Static is a fan favorite which they perform at virtually every show. They finally feel comfortable releasing a recorded version of it, and the video is probably the best of their four music videos. You can see both at our YouTube channel.
The first video is The Still Lifes’ “Sebastian Says, ‘Checkmate, I think’”.
MusiM has been asked to compose the soundtrack for an unofficial mod of DragonAge: Origins. John is almost as serious about gaming as he is about his music. There is no doubt this soundtrack will be quite dynamic.
The Still Lifes have almost completed their compilation of previous works. They will actually be giving away the songs. The release will coincide with their short stint in New Zealand in two weeks. The proper album, Aiglatson, should be out soon featuring all new songs and a much more engaging sound.
deciBel is opening for VNV Nation next month.
AllThisIsMeaningless is still busy mixing and picking up fans all over the world with their single Gate 36. Request it on your local or internet radio station.
Also, we are very happy to be releasing the first album from Dromedary Sunset which is tentatively titled The History of the Universe. These guys are perfectionists. They can be real pains to work with when you are running their record label and trying to release their music for them and their benefit. However, when they say a song of theirs is finished, rest assured, it will be one of the most subtly enjoyable and intriguing soundscapes you have ever heard. Seriously, I told them I liked one of their songs once. Their comment was, no not yet. The still needed to find the right tone for one of the parts, but once they found it, I was shocked by how much more complete the song sounded afterwards.