Freaksplanet 26 : Clare Wadd of Sarah Records

// 21/02/2020

Par Benjamin Schoos


Podcast mensuel programmé par Benjamin Schoos.
Durée : 60 minutes.

Le monde est rempli de sons sans limites temporelles. Le musicien belge Benjamin Schoos en dévie les ondes rectangulaires vers son laboratoire de recherche sonore, le studio Freaksville. Pour ce podcast exceptionnel de 2013, Benjamin et Claire Wilcock ont discuté avec Clare Wadd de Sarah Records.

Benjamin Schoos and Claire Wilcock ( Planet Claire) talked with Clare Wadd, co-owner of Sarah Records. Recorded and produced by Benjamin Schoos for radio rectangle Sarah Records was a UK independent record label active between 1987 and 1995,[1] best known for its recordings of indie pop. The label was formed in Bristol in 1987 by Clare Wadd and Matt Haynes, and grew out of the fanzine scene at the time, Haynes having previously edited Are You Scared To Get Happy?,[2] and Wadd Kvatch. Both these fanzines had given away flexidiscs - indeed, Are You Scared To Get Happy? had been part of the Sha-la-la organisation, a record label set up solely to produce flexidiscs. Several Sarah releases were fanzines and flexi-discs, as it was felt this summed up the aesthetic of the label better than 12" singles and albums.[2] Sarah Records was usually seen as being grounded in the C86 jangly indie-pop sensibility, though the late Seventies DIY scene and independent yet stylish and imaginative labels such as Postcard Records, Factory and Creation, plus the mid-Eighties fanzine culture, were bigger influences. It ceased operation with the release of There and Back Again Lane, the hundredth release in the main catalogue sequence - a booklet telling the story of the label, along with a CD of representative tracks. Half-page adverts entitled "A Day For Destroying Things" in both NME and Melody Maker marked the release. "We don't do encores", the advert announced, and the label has stuck by this sentiment, with no further releases. Bands on the label included Heavenly, East River Pipe, The Orchids, The Hit Parade, Even As We Speak, Boyracer, Brighter, Blueboy, The Field Mice, Another Sunny Day, Shelley and St. Christopher. Haynes subsequently established Shinkansen Recordings, where many Sarah artists went on to record; he now edits a zine, Smoke, dedicated to writing and art inspired by London.



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