- Failsafe Records
Failsafe Records is a
record labelthat was founded in 1984 in Christchurch, New Zealand. They started a long line of releases, including a chain of Compilations that featured many artists (Notably JPSE, Double Happys, Nocturnal Projectionsand Love's Ugly Children) that later appeared on Flying Nun Records, major labels, or other larger indies.
The label continues to today having recently released a string of 'collected works' discs in its
Retrogenic Series, for artists such as Jay Clarksonand Breathing Cage, Pop Mechanix, Beat Rhythm Fashion, Children's Hour, Eight Living Legs, dolphin, and YFC.
Failsafe maintains a website [ [http://www.failsaferecords.com Failsafe Records website] ] which contains a large music history section on the local and New Zealand wide music scene, mostly centred around the early eighties bands and where they went to.
The label hit a big upsurge in the early 90's with the release of its
Avalanche Compilationfeaturing Loves Ugly Childrenalongside Pumpkinhead, 147Swordfish(featuring 2 members of Salmonella Duband David Wernhan who went on to sculpt live sounds for Shihadand S Dub), Lurch, & Supertanker. The label also released work by Christchurch moody pop band Throw, Malchicks, and Squirm, plus its genre encompassing indie guitar disc Good Things.
In 1995 The label went into hibernation before resurfacing in 2001 with releases from
Degrees K, Substandard, Eskimo (now Kimo) and Hoosterbefore launching in 2005 its Retrogenic Seriesof retrospective releases focusing on key overlooked bands from the past 25 years. Wave 2 of the Retrogenic Seriesis scheduled for 2008. The label continues to work as a completely independent label and distributor.
The Retrogenic Series is a group of CD releases from the Failsafe Records. The inital imprint started in 2005 as part of Failsafe's 30 albums in 30 days project, an attempt to release one album a day for the month of May 2005, and attempt to clear the Failsafe Records archives of collected works at that time unavailable to the greater public.
This mostly consists of music from important New Zealand post punk and alternative bands from the early eighties to the nineties such as
Children's Hour, Eight Living Legs, YFC, Evasive Action, Southern Front, Newtones, Andriodss, Beat Rhythm Fashion, Pop Mechanix, Breathing Cage.
Many of these bands had sporadic recording works that were often left unreleased and unavailable to the public due to the lack of record labels willing to put money into financing local releases in NZ at the time, and the prohibitive cost to bands of undertaking pressings themselves.
The Retrogenic Series aims to collect, restore and master as much material as can be found by various important and under represented artists from the acknowledged well spring of innovation that happened in the 77-late 80's period that spawned the
Flying Nun Records, Propellor Records, and Ripper Recordslabels, along with Failsafe which started in 1983.
After the first wave of releases in 2005 the label continues to add new releases to the series as time and newly surfaced material allows. The project has continued and has taken 'requests' from music fans for artists they felt applicable to the series.
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