Genre: Intelligent Dance Music, IDM, Ambient, Downtempo, Techno, Hip Hop, Indie, Experimental music
Album Release Date: 2000-2008
Music Record Label: Merck Records, Narita Records
Codec: MP3 and FLAC tracks+.cue, Tracks
Quality: MP3 320kbps CBR and FLAC Lossless
Owned and operated by Gabe Koch, based in Miami, Florida, US.
Started in January 2000, ended in January 2007, Merck Records was home to many artists producing experimental electronic music in many styles, including IDM, hip-hop, ambient, and indie.
The music has a generally upbeat and melodic feel to it, technical, but not overly cerebral.
Obvious influences are early UK labels like Warp, Skam, and Rephlex, as well as all the early Miami electronic labels.
In January 2007, Merck reached the end of its release schedule with a total of 51 CD Releases and 50 vinyl Releases.
The label is still selling its catalogue online but is no longer releasing any new material.
Started in May of 2004, Narita Records was an offshoot label of Miami based imprint Merck, intended to put out more dancefloor oriented music than the parent label.
Like Merck, Narita closed its doors eventually in late 2008, after releasing a CD compilation putting together some of the previous vinyl only tracks that had not seen a CD release.
The label was managed by Gabe Koch of Merck in Miami, and manufactured in Europe and distributed from the UK.
The label slogan was ‘Putting the D back in IDM’.
All the vinyl center label designs were done by Erik Skodvin.
Syndrone – Triskaideka
Album quality: 320kbps CBR
Playtime: 01:10:02 hrs
Size: 160,18 MB – 13 Files
(MERCK 001) Syndrone – Triskaideka (2000)
Tedow (08:16min) – MP3
Could We (07:15min) – MP3
Wax Window (06:35min) – MP3
Im Gonna Die (05:26min) – MP3
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