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
Hiraeth Records was established in 2018 and started releasing the first music in July 2019. The label name comes from the iconic vaporwave album “Hiraeth” by artist 猫 シ Corp. The label celebrated its official start with releasing the instant classic “Building a Better World”.
Hiraeth Records is currently based in The Netherlands and uses various European manufacturers and production companies to release the music. We ensure the artists and customers of Hiraeth Records from all over the world will receive top quality products.
What we release:
At Hiraeth Records we want to release (underground) music made by artists coming from the Vaporwave, Electronic, Dreampunk, Ambient and Synthwave scenes. This can range from original composed New Age midi tunes to dreamy Ambient.
Artists on the label range from top of the game artists like t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 (USA) and 猫 シ Corp. (NL) to newcomers such as Passive Refraction (USA). In early 2020 we also welcomed AURAGRAPH from Los Angeles on the label; did you know he has worked on the Stranger Things soundtrack! Later in 2020 we released the debut album “上海／香港” by “沙漠鱿鱼”; a Dreampunk collaboration project between Desert Sand Feels Warm at Night and Uncle Squidz dealing with the hazy streets of Shanghai and Hong Kong.
“A home for newcomers”
Hiraeth Records is also a home for those just starting out and for those who like to make a little sidestep to other genres; check out Zer0 れい from Belgium for a mix of vaporwave and dungeon synth and check out Insanity Check from Finland for a mix of industrial metal and hiphop beats.
When the founder of Hiraeth Records just started out making music in 2013 he received an email that started it all: “Hey can I get your jamz on tape?“. It proved to be difficult to find a label that was willing to release these cassettes, so he started to produce his own cassettes… the rest is history! With this experience Hiraeth Records wants to be a home for newcomers and unknown artists as well.
“The Odd Ones Out”
Sometimes a demo submission or a record crosses our path which does not fully fit within our main focus – but this music would be very much appreciated by our community. Our artists and listeners come from many different scenes. Future funk, synthwave metal, chiptunes, lofi hiphop and space ambient to just name a few niche genres appreciated by us. Hiraeth Records wants to release every now and then an album that is unexpected and different from our regular releases. We call it: “The Odd Ones Out”.
All that would fit the general concept of Hiraeth Records are welcome. Want to know who’s already on the label? Check it out here!
What we offer:
- High quality physical albums, such as:
- Pro dubbed Cassettes;
- Premium LP records on 180 grams vinyl;
- All LP records come in a polylined innersleeve and thick protective outer sleeve;
- CDs in Super Jewel Cases with obi strips and bonus tracks;
- MiniDiscs – yes, they’re back!
- Digital Distribution (but we prefer you buy digital directly from the artist!)
- Professional third party mastering services
- Professsional artwork made by artists in our network
- All of our products are made in Europa
- We offer worldwide shipping for competitive prices
Want to be a part of Hiraeth Records?
Submit a demo if you make music in the genres:
- Vaporwave, Mallsoft, Dreampunk;
- Dreamy ambient, New Age or Synthwave;
- We do not release sampled music!
Last but not least:
To send us a demo please fill in the demo submission form
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Our KvK number is: 72645776
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