Blackest Ever Black closes its doors, releases vinyl version of final compilation

Blackest Ever Black closes its doors, releases vinyl version of final compilation

Oh yeah, TMT and Blackest Ever Black go way back. We were writing about (and thus enthused by) the imprint’s output a couple of years after Kiran Sande got things going. So it’s with a heavy heart that we report, courtesy of FACT, that the label has officially called it quits.

No explanation has apparently been given, but we know from interviews with Sande over the near decade that BEB was functional, that an end was certainly inevitable at some point, and that he would arguably be surprised at the label’s endurance, as well as the fanfare that it accrued via a palpable seriousness and feeling of ostracization. It’s reasonable to suspect that Sande is otherwise devoting his time to operating the London-based Low Company record shop and label, both of which became a thing in 2017.

BEB’s shuttering means that its final release is the compilation entitled A short illness from which he never recovered, which came out digitally last month, and which has a vinyl version damn-near ready to ship, according to Boomkat. It’s mildly odd to see to a final label comp that doesn’t include a track from Raime, given their influence on the label and self-described synergy with Sande, but Carla dal Forno’s at least on there as a rep of earlier times.

Check the track “Flower, Drop” from Scythe below, and buy the comp here.

A short illness from which he never recovered tracklisting:

01. Scythe - Flower, Drop
02. Lightning In A Twilight Hour - The Munich Post
03. Unchained - Gray D’Aboukir
04. Hypnotic Sleep - De dröigen Blaar
05. Jam Money - Dawn Swoop
06. Bridget Hayden - Solace
07. Brainman - Kilonovo
08. Carla dal Forno - Blue Morning
09. Ian Martin - Missing Realism
10. The Fulmars - Fish On

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