17 Sons Records

since 2007

At first sight, 17 Sons Records seem to be a label which sweeps a broad range of electronic musics (techno, ambient, house, industrial, noise, etc.). It may be considered as such, yet 17 Sons Records is actually more than a label. For us human beings are not regarded as being significant data. This attitude is not new in the musical style developped by the projects but what can seem stranger is that the music is also not regarded as most important. Musical creation at 17 Sons Records is based on some principles. Before any production, a device is to be elaborated. This device is composed of fixed or variable parameters which are placed at the core of the musical creation process. These parameters revolve around the hardware and sofware used, the sounds, the work length, the arrangements, etc. In fact, a creation together with the setting of its parameters is as important as the musical result. Musical creation can only be reached with a framework of constraints and these parameters a…

At first sight, 17 Sons Records seem to be a label which sweeps a broad range of electronic musics (techno, ambient, house, industrial, noise, etc.). It may be considered as such, yet 17 Sons Records is actually more than a label. For us human beings are not regarded as being significant data. This attitude is not new in the musical style developped by the projects but what can seem stranger is that the music is also not regarded as most important. Musical creation at 17 Sons Records is based on some principles. Before any production, a device is to be elaborated. This device is composed of fixed or variable parameters which are placed at the core of the musical creation process. These parameters revolve around the hardware and sofware used, the sounds, the work length, the arrangements, etc. In fact, a creation together with the setting of its parameters is as important as the musical result. Musical creation can only be reached with a framework of constraints and these parameters are there to fix them. While most artists, in all fields of creation, undergo these constraints (which does not detract from the quality of the result obtained), each project of the label has a will to update them and to control them. At the output of the devices, there are musical tracks. Each track can be the occasion to explore the variations of the device's parameters. The tracks are gathered under a discographic unit (album or EP). Once more, each discographic unit may be an opportunity to explore some ways within the device.

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