Label Spotlight: Laab Records | MN2S

MN2S Label Services are thrilled to welcome Laab Records to the roster. We spoke with label head Enzo Veronese about their unique approach to music curation and creation.

How long has your label been in operation?

As musicians we have been active since the mid-90s, we played a very contaminated rock. Then we started to be interested in electronic and concrete music, and so we gave birth to the label in the beginning of 2000 to channel our sound experiments. 

What inspired you to set up the label in the first place?

As we said, it was a way to bring our other musical interests together within an alternative container. But also the desire to possibly be able to produce and help musicians with the same musical idea as ours.

How would you describe your musical philosophy and creative vision?

We certainly have a very dark musical vision. This should not take away from the fact that the contaminations we absorbs through those we like flow into our music, from ambient, dub, electronics,, rock, easy listening…even jazz. All this makes us have a very wide creative opening that allows us to create unique songs in their groove.

Tell us about your first release – what was special about that one?

In 61:16 there are three different but at the same time complementary musical genres. They represent our three souls (although a fourth one shows up every now and then) and our three alter egos. The first part, represented by P.oZ. is centred on dub electronics; the second part, represented by The Dim Locator is essentially based on acoustics and natural sounds without any help of synthetic media. The third, represented by Dok.Topùs is very easy listening. All three with a dark background. 

Tell us about your latest release?

2974-Musik for Dark Airports is a tribute to the victims of the collapse of the twin towers and in general to all the victims of the aerial attcks. As the title suggests, the sound is very dark and ambient. We wanted to recreate, through sometimes claustophobic rhythms and the help of field recording, prepared pianos and other acoustic instruments such as cello, clarinets and others, the sense of anguish that pervaded us in those days.

What’s been the highlight of your journey so far as a label head?

Surely when we released our second album, received by very positive criticism and the meeting with Howie B with whom we recorded some new tracks.

What advice would you give to anyone thinking of setting up their own imprint?

Always think about music as if it were a game, don’t stop being creative and interesting.

What lies ahead for your label in 2023 and beyond?

Of course the release of our new album with Howie B, and being able to play around and continue to make music.

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