Label Profile Reviews

Mode Records Curates the Compositional Avant-Garde 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

The first Mode release was double album The Complete Cage Cage Edition 1 on vinyl, a numbered set of 200 that Cage signed and for which he also drew the cover; Edition 54 was released in 2021. In the meantime, Mode has expanded beyond only releasing music by Cage. With over 300 albums, the label’s discography covers the central music of the post-WWII compositional avant-garde. It includes famed composers like Iannis Xenakis, Giacinto Scelsi, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, as well as lesser-known yet still important figures such as Horațiu Rădulescu. There are selected jazz and electronic music releases, and albums centered around not composers but performers, like soprano Sarah Maria Sun. As of late, Brandt is recording music by the great electronic composer Morton Subotnick.