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Name
4AD
URL
http://4ad.com
Email
4ad@4ad.com
Phone
Address
17-19 Alma Road London, SW18 1AA United Kingdom
Profile
The influential 4AD label was started in 1980 by music enthusiasts Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent with financial help from Beggars Banquet, whose record store chain the pair worked for.
Releases on file (17)
Michael Brook — Cobalt Blue Michael Brook — Cobalt Blue
(4AD CAD 2007 CD, 1992, CD)
Michael  Brook — Albino Alligator Michael Brook — Albino Alligator
(4AD 9 46504-2, 1997, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance — Dead Can Dance
(4AD CAD 2705 CD, 1984/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — The Serpent's Egg Dead Can Dance — The Serpent's Egg
(4AD CAD 2709 CD, 1988/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Spiritchaser Dead Can Dance — Spiritchaser
(4AD CAD 2713 CD, 1996/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Spleen and Ideal Dead Can Dance — Spleen and Ideal
(4AD CAD 2707 CD, 1985/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Toward the Within Dead Can Dance — Toward the Within
(4AD CAD 2712 CD, 1994/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Within the Realm of a Dying Sun Dead Can Dance — Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
(4AD CAD 2708 CD, 1987/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Aion Dead Can Dance — Aion
(4AD CAD 2710 CD, 1990/2008, CD)
Dead Can Dance — Into the Labyrinth Dead Can Dance — Into the Labyrinth
(4AD CAD 2711 CD, 1993/2008, CD)
Lisa Gerrard — The Mirror Pool Lisa Gerrard — The Mirror Pool
(4AD GAD 5009 CD, 1995/2009, CD)
St Vincent — Actor St Vincent — Actor
(4AD CAD 2919CD, 2009, CD)
Tune-Yards — Bird-Brains Tune-Yards — Bird-Brains
(4AD CAD 2928 CD, 2009, CD)
St Vincent — Strange Mercy St Vincent — Strange Mercy
(4AD CAD 3123CD, 2011, CD)
Tune-Yards — Whokill Tune-Yards — Whokill
(4AD CAD3106, 2011, CD)
St Vincent — Stranger Mercy St Vincent — Stranger Mercy
(4AD CAD 3123CDX, 2012, CD+DVD)
David Byrne & St Vincent — Love This Giant David Byrne & St Vincent — Love This Giant
(4AD CAD3231CD, 2012, CD)

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2019-04-10
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2019-03-25
Scott Walker RIP – Noel Scott Engel, better known as Scott Walker, was one of the most intriguing and enigmatic musical figures in the second half of the 20th Century. His strange career started with The Walker Brothers, an American pop group that featured no one named Walker and no brothers. After moving to England in 1965, they had a series of hit singles. Scott's solo work started with Scott in 1967. Starting in the 80s, his work took an increasingly avant-garde turn. » Read more

2019-03-20
Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more

2019-03-03
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2019-02-21
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