Black To Comm, Excepter and Experimental Audio Research are all up for picture disc releases on the German label.
The Hybrid Series was announced last year as a way to celebrate the label's 10th anniversary—a series of exclusive picture discs with 12-25 minutes of music from the label's past associates and friends. Releases so far have included music from Pye Corner Audio and Kemialliset Ystävät. Because picture discs mean lower-quality pressings, only one side of the 12-inches is illustrated, while the plain black side contains the audio.
First up, Volume 5, is a single-track release from Experimental Audio Research, an alias of Pete Kember AKA Sonic Boom, a founding member of Spacemen 3. Number six, The Stand, comes from Excepter, and the three tracks feature members Lala Harrison Ryan and John Fell Ryan's 18-month old son on vocals. Finally, Providence, a new EP from Dekorder founder Black To Comm, will complete the batch.
There will be at least ten instalments of the Hybrid Series, with future slabs of wax from Bill Kouligas, Vindicatrix and Leyland Kirby currently in the pipeline. All 10 records must be purchased at the same time as part of a subscription service from Dekorder, which you can investigate yourself here.
Experimental Audio Research - All Things Being Equal
A All Things Being Equal
Excepter - The Stand
A1 Victory Beat
A2 The Fence
A3 I Zone
Black To Comm - Providence
Dekorder will release the next instalment of the Hybrid Series on April 28th, 2014.