about the em:t relaunch
In the beginning there was the ethos of t:me.
As far as we know t:me recording ltd was the original "umbrella" company. They first went under t:me - the record label in 1992?, this was mostly vinyl, and two CDs as far as we know, t:me1010 & the "Disneyland" EP. At one point t:me recording ltd. released a double vinyl set every month for a year; usually four artists with assorted mixes.
Then t:me recording ltd. spawned em:t - the record label, in 1994. This was to be t:me recording ltd. first and only division. Eighteen CDs in paper cases, and two 'ghost albums' that were not released to the public, as far as we are aware. The company folded in 1998.
The new em:t label is totally independent from the original t:me recording ltd. division em:t. But the same pioneers (omit two) are intrinsically involved, these people are: Martyn Watson, Tom Smyth & Matt Hall who is the label manager of em:t recording®.
With t:me recording ltd. there was a vision, critical purpose and conceptual philosophy which we can only hold our breath, and wait and see - hear if this is followed, and learnt from by em:t recording®. Such as: "(no t-shirts, no record bags, no baseball hats, we thought you might like these instead... )" this was written on the last sheet of the t:me recordings em:t catalogue; a whole page of intellectually lucid quotes.
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