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Jakub Novotny

August 23, 2011

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.

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