Fiercely independent was the motto when ERR REC started reeling out cassettes in 2015. Co-founders/husband and wife team Gilles and Bolanile Maté wanted to combine good electronic music with timeless visuals, in a music label that creates limited edition pieces. The artists featured on the label all have one thing in common: analog synthesizers—from the vintage to the contemporary, every machine under the sun.
The combination of music and art was natural for the co-founders. Bolanile Maté coming from an art direction and branding background, wanted to create an identity for the label that hearkened back to ‘Swiss Style,’ with a sprinkling of Scandinavian minimalism. It is with this aesthetic in mind that she creates the album artwork, videos, and visual communications for each artist on the label. Gilles Maté, who is himself a composer of music electronic (dabbing in all sounds retro futuristic), takes care of all things musical including, artist development, curating albums, and sometimes mastering music.
The projects that ERR REC selects are unreleased projects of artists in tune with our passion for original subtractive synthesis. The released music includes: experimental electronic (drone, “musique concréte,” ambient), pop, library music and soundtracks. And though the music label has since started releasing vinyls along side cassettes, everything still is limited edition, stamped and numbered by hand. Thanks to a modest distribution, ERR REC is available online and in stores outside of France, and even, Japan.