For the latest in our series of Lisnmusic label profiles we caught up with David Newman aka autistici, who is founder and curator of the Sheffield-based label Audiobulb.
What is the musical philosophy of the label?
Audiobulb releases more than purely music, it is an exploratory music label designed to promote creativity in all its forms. Our aim is to facilitate the development of new artists working within a realm of care, quality and craft. Works supported by Audiobulb often explore the interface between the electronic and natural world. We embrace the complexity of unique electronics, intricate acoustics and detailed microsound. I am constantly looking for artists who have found a way to express themselves and who have been innovative in the manner in which they have approached their work. I like to work with people who are on a journey.
Who is behind the label?
My position is one of founder and curator for the label, I search for new talent I then release and promote it. I see myself as having an equal responsibility to the label, its artists and the people who listen to our music or buy our products. I am a primarily a fan and always a supporter. I also release music of my own under the name ‘autistici’ .
Tell us a bit about your main artists…
We have a range of fantastic artists from diverse backgrounds worldwide. Monty Adkins is a lecturer in sound design and theory at Huddersfield University; Ultre is an extremely talented young man also from Yorkshire who makes award winning music. Calika is from the south of UK and he makes quirky, off-kilter alternative grooves. A Dancing Beggar crafts emotionally charged ambient post rock which rides the same vibe as Sigur Ros and Papercutz provides beautiful melodic soundscapes from Portugal featuring female vocals. We have many artists and I am lucky to work with so many talented people. Visit the ‘releases’ page at www.audiobulb.com to find out more.
What successes have you had in the music and synchronisation industry so far?
We have had some great syncs in the past. The highest profile being with Mercedes Benz supporting a new range in their line. In other areas we have been synced to indie films and extreme climbing videos!
What are you goals for the future?
The future is only ever a day away! I’m always working to link up with artists and creative’s to produce the next release whether it be music, video or music software. Audiobulb’s goals continue to encompass a desire to operate as a home to artists who are working on their unique explorative journey.
Anything else you would like us to know?
Check out our latest releases: AB035: Monty Adkins – Fragile.Flicker.Fragment (AB035) and A Dancing Beggar – Follow The Dark As If It Were Light (AB036).
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