"HIRAETH"


1) homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, or for a home which may have never been
2) an intense form of longing or nostalgia, wistfulness
3) the grief for the lost places of your past


Who is Hiraeth Records?

Hiraeth Records is founded in late 2018 and started releasing records in 2019. The name comes from the iconic vaporwave album title “Hiraeth”, by 猫 シ Corp. Hiraeth Records is based in The Netherlands and uses a Dutch vinyl pressing plant. We ensure the artists and customers of Hiraeth Records will receive top quality music and releases.


What we release:

We aim to release (underground) music made by artists from the vaporwave, new age, mallsoft, ambient and synthwave scene. This can range from orginal composed new age midi tunes to dreamy ambient focussing on life in Tokyo. But, every now and then we want to release something that is not expected to be released by a label who’s focus in mainly on dreamy music..! So keep an eye out for anything unusual or different…

All that would fit the general concept of Hiraeth Records are welcome. Want to know who’s already on the label? Please find our catalogue here.


What we offer:

  • Cassettes (colored, on print label, obi strips..)
  • Vinyl (180 grams vinyl, top quality sleeves + many options)
  • CD’s (digipak or jewelcase – with booklets)
  • Digital Distribution (but we prefer you buy digital from the artist him/herself!)
  • Professional mastering on powerful analogue equipment
  • Professsional artwork made by for example; Jens Ingelse, Mokmok or 猫 シ Corp. to name a few.
  • All Vinyl Records, Cassettes and CD’s are Produced in Europa


Who we work with:

  1. Artists from all over the world and the depths of internet
  2. A top quality pressing plant based in The Netherlands
  3. Our professional and longtime supplier in Cassettes and CD’s from the UK
  4. (Non) European vaporwave labels who wish to co-release in Europe (or Asia)
  5. Friends from all over the world!
  6. Wholesale partners (terms and conditions)


Want to be a part of Hiraeth Records?

If you would like to submit a demo to us, please keep keep in mind that we;

  • Really like original vaporwave or mallsoft;
  • also really like dreamy ambient and sometimes even the darker stuff.
  • Do not release heavy sampled music!
  • And neither release harsh noise.


Last but not least:

To send us a demo please fill in the demo submission form
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