The interesting thing about Acéphale Records is that they don’t fit into any of the grooves you might expect them. Often described as a “fashionable” label, they don’t do anything themselves to perpetuate this image beyond release good music in nice sleeves. There is no overriding trend here, only irreverent and really, really good music – music like the sombre Pure X, the formidable Korallreven, the blissful Porcelain Raft and the slam of Salem.
This is what makes the catalogue worth celebrating, and thankfully that is exactly what you can do, as of this week, since the label have uploaded all of their records to Soundcloud .
You can listen to the entire rollercoaster of their releases here: