Tri Angle (record label)

Tri Angle was an English record label based in London and New York established by Robin Carolan in 2010. The label released albums by serpentwithfeet, The Haxan Cloak, Vessel, Forest Swords, Holy Other, and Clams Casino.

Tri Angle
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Founded2010 (2010)
FounderRobin Carolan
DefunctApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)[1]
GenreElectronic
Country of originU.S./U.K.
LocationNew York City; London
Official websitetri-anglerecords.com

HistoryEdit

After its inception, the label gained a reputation for being highly influential, particularly within the electronic-music scene. Dazed & Confused magazine called Tri Angle "one of today’s most singular musical tribes".[2] In 2011, Tri Angle was named one of the top 50 labels in America by Billboard,[3] and in 2013 label owner Robin Carolan was profiled in The New Yorker.[4]

Tri Angle's sound was heavily debated in the music press with The Wire noting it as being "one of the hardest labels to pin down in contemporary music".[5] It was often cited as a meeting point for avant-garde electronics and pop, and generally viewed as being one of the more influential labels of the past decade. The label's first release was Let Me Shine For You, a compilation consisting of experimental Lindsay Lohan cover songs created by producers like Laurel Halo and Oneohtrix Point Never.[6] In reference to Let Me Shine For You Brooklyn Magazine stated "hearing it now puts you in mind of Purity Ring, Chvrches, or a dozen other acts who’ve gotten big since by shading their bubblegum black". In recent years, artists from the label collaborated with more mainstream artists, including Kanye West, Björk, Disclosure, A$AP Rocky, FKA Twigs, Diplo, Vince Staples, Atticus Ross, Tinashe, Massive Attack, and The Weeknd. Björk, in particular, was a strong supporter of the label crediting Robin Carolan with having helped her finish her eighth studio album Vulnicura, as well as collaborating with Tri Angle on a number of other occasions. In 2017, Carolan was credited on Utopia, Björk's ninth studio album, as 'the fifth ear'.

Tri Angle releases were featured on "Best of" lists by notable websites and publications such as Pitchfork, The Guardian, FACT, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Spin.

On April 24, 2020, Carolan released a statement via Twitter announcing the official closing of the label.[1]

As of August 2021 Carolan is credited with having composed the score, alongside Sebastian Gainsborough, for Robert Eggers' upcoming film, 'The Northman'.

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