After more than a decade of producing, projecting and exploring electronic music, Francesco Poggi and Fabiano Binaglia AKA Virustage launched Stendhal Records in 2011. The labels approach came after witnessing multiple underground music trends, shades and textures rise and fall throughout the pairs lengthy involvement as dj’s, producers and music lovers. Noticing a gap in the soundscapes they were searching for, Virustage began a quest to form an outlet to cater for the deeper, trippier and more conspicuous edge of electronica. The labels identity runs clear through its meaning inspired by Stendhal Syndrome:
[...] is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, [...] confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to art, usually when the art is particularly beautiful or a large amount of art is in a single place.[...] (read more)
Not only via it’s allusive title does the London based label retain its drive, but through the carefully selected content of abstract and left field styles that it projects. Now housing a collective of artists across the spectrum of techno, minimal, house, progressive and experimental music, Stendhal Records and its artists have one common thread - to transport their listeners through emotions and mind trips – to simply become lost in the sound of Stendhal.