Music From Memory
Accessibility: one element of the digital progress that is a powerful addition to many aspects of our lives. There’s also an entitled laziness that can emit from such advances, but not at Music From Memory! The label venture of Tako Reyenga and Jamie Tiller - is above all - a project that offers us all a hard-won access to avenues and sounds that have hitherto remained shaded or eclipsed. It’s always striking that at the core of ‘re-issue’ label mindsets (although MFM do not focus solely on reissues) several important things exist: voracious appetites, passion and confidence. Under the inspirational glare of red light (these folk initially started a 2nd hand store of the same name) there lies a passion and fervent fingering through a truly eclectic range of sounds from the past. Deciding which oddities to release must prove as challenging as finding them, and it is all that lies in such brave curatorial decisions that sets labels like this from others muscling from the same corner. All their releases are physical - 12”s which arrive in your hands adorned with exceptional artwork & design, and alongside the re-issues catalogue are perfectly nestled morsels from the now - no easy feat - certainly something quite uniquely harmonious to this imprint.
Where are you from?
I’m from Amsterdam , the Netherlands
What do you do?
I run the music from memory label together with my partners Jamie Tiller , Boris Van Der Hoff and Nick Verbakel
Earliest musical memory?
My parents playing cassette tapes in the car to our family holidays in the Ardeche
Why did you start a record label?
It was a somewhat logical progression from having a second hand record shop
and being out on the road digging for lost gems for years, discovering many amazing old music wich we wanted to share with the rest of the world as a lot of those records were quite obscure and hard to obtain. And as we contacted artists to see wether they had back stock of their albums to buy for our record shop we found many artists also had unreleased music in their archives from which we started to make compilations for the label
How would you describe the label’s sound?
The sound of our record label is purely a reflection of our musical taste which is a very broad one. We like all kinds of genres and feelings in music