Source: All About Jazz.
Australian drummer Michael Caratti and Spanish-born New York-based guitarist Álvaro Domene founded the record label Iluso in 2013 to release their quartet recording Gran Masa. The pair found they shared similar interests while in school at Middlesex University in London. And why not put out their own music? That way they could control the content and retain all the rights. Additionally, with the decline of brick-and-mortar record shops and the increase in internet digital downloads, there are very few reasons to not start a label. Especially if you are engaged in the business of avant-garde jazz, creative music, free improvisation, avant-metal, and new music/contemporary classical. While their label has released their individual projects, they have also featured music by artists such as Lotte Anker, Pat Thomas, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Ståle Liavik Solberg, John Butcher, Josh Sinton, Jason Ajemian, Chad Taylor, Rachel Musson, Steve Beresford, Devin Gray, Dominic Lash, and Alex Ward.