I moved out last September. University and what not started to take up a lot of my time, and I didn't have the facilities that I had previously to run Ear Ear.
I can not apologise enough to the two guys I let down: Hostage Pageant and Generic Shit. These guys made some really awesome noise and I couldn't release it. Not just that, but I didn't put anything out saying that I needed to put Ear Ear on an indefinite hiatus. I wouldn't take any less than full responsibility and I am truly sorry.
But all this time away from releasing has made me miss it. It's made me miss running a label, and it's made me miss noise. Everything in that first post on this blog still applies to how I feel about this culture (I refrain from calling it a "scene").
So I'm gonna revive Ear Ear and crack on with releasing. I'll be receiving copies of Extinction Vol. 4 by Zebra Mu, which has largely been overseen by Quagga Curious Sounds but is a co-release between the two of us. I can't take much credit, and it's strikingly obvious who's done the most work when you see the artwork.
Here's to keeping things alive, supporting noise, and hopefully being able to get some vinyl releases out as some point. Let's fucking do this.
PS. I have a bunch of floppy disks waiting to be used. Anyone with some lo-fi noise, let me know, these floppies need some data.
Ear Ear Records formed in February 2010, out of the ashes of Derry Air Records by Sam Hunt.
I lacked funds to keep what I was doing with Derry Air alive, so I decided to set another label up and focus on noise. It's hard funding records that no one wants to buy.
Noise is the purest form of music. Noise has no stereotypes, no nazi-like followers, no extraneous adherences. Noise fans don't have to dress a certain way or have stereotypical beliefs. Noise is pure.
I don't believe in this "noise not music" bullshit. I don't like to think of music having boundaries. It only has the boundaries you place on it, as does your creativity. Noise doesn't work outside the boundaries; it confirms that they don't exist.
There'll never be "fake noise." This isn't black metal, no one goes around shouting what's "true" and what isn't. When you get this underground, there's nothing to pretend for.
Philosophy over. Buy off me, trade with me, or get in touch if you've got material you'd like releasing. I can't promise anything, but I always reply.