Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Vale The Foundry
One of the first label to support Ampersand when I first went solo was The Foundry. Label boss M Bentley created much of the early music (as eM, part of Apiary, Mollusk and himself) and also printed a fine line of chapbooks. Over the years the label expanded both its roster and its reach - and for a time was releasing material in conjunction with Hypnos. Satisfying both auditory and visual systems, The Foundry was a label you could rely on to give pleasure.
Things had been quiet at the website for a while, and on a visit today found the inevitable - a goodbye from Michael.
All I can say is that another great label has gone, and that if you can find any of the releases, including on the Archipelago sublabel, go for it.
Thanks for it all Michael - it will be fondly remembered.