Mille Plateaux (record label)

Mille Plateaux is a German record label founded in 1993 by Achim Szepanski in Frankfurt, as a sublabel of Force Inc. Music Works. It mostly releases minimal techno, glitch music and other experimental electronic music.

Mille Plateaux
FounderAchim Szepanski
GenreMinimal techno, glitch, electronic music
Country of originGermany
LocationFrankfurt (1993–present)
Official website


In 2000, Mille Plateaux released their Clicks & Cuts Series, which featured both Mille Plateaux and non-Mille Plateaux glitch music artists.

In early 2004, Mille Plateaux's parent company Force Inc. went bankrupt due to the collapse of Germany's main independent music distributor, EFA-Medien. Mille Plateaux and other Force Inc. Music Works owned labels also folded at that time. The label was revived briefly in late 2004 under the name MillePlateauxMedia, with 4 releases. In 2005, two releases were made by RAI STREUBEL MUSIC S.L. on the label Supralinear with the note "by Mille Plateaux". In 2006, Mille Plateaux (along with the other former Force Inc. Music Works labels Force Inc. and Force Tracks) was taken over by the Berlin-based company Disco Inc. Ltd., who only released two CD albums.

In March 2008, Mille Plateaux was acquired by Total Recall, an online store and distributor for used and new music. New owner Marcus Gabler, known as singer of the band Okay, became the A&R manager.

Mille Plateaux relaunched its activities on 7 May 2010, with three new albums.

The name Mille Plateaux was taken from Mille Plateaux, a philosophy book by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, published in 1980.


  • Ritornell - started 1999, releases rather abstract, sound art works of experimental music
  • Cluster - started 2010, releases experimental ambient music
  • Organic - started 2010, releases experimental / progressive, non-electronic (sounding) music
  • Force Intel (sister label) - started 2010, releases less experimental electronic music, often referred to as IDM


Some artists released on the label prior to 2004:

Some artists released on the label (or its substitutes) between 2004 and 2010:

Some artists released on the label after the relaunch in 2010:

  • Ametsub
  • Craig Vear
  • Gultskra Artikler
  • Kabutogani
  • Klive
  • Wyatt Keusch

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