Lux Nigra

Lux Nigra

Profile:
Lux Nigra is a record label from Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 1998 by Peter Gebert, a linguist who goes by the name of Multipara for his musical activities.

Lux Nigra doesn't follow a particular sound or conceptual definition, yet has its own, unmistakable personality. While there is a focus on rhythmic structure and energy, a love for playful arrangements and melodies, and a general sense for emotional tension, its releases embrace great stylistic diversity and hybridisation. All releases have their own, self-contained character, yet there is a subtle underlying coherence behind the apparent eclecticism. For this, there are various reasons - a strong sense of design, an authentic and personal rather than a trend/market-oriented business-like approach, and ultimately, that the label is shaped by exactly one person's taste and interest in electronic music.

Although based in Berlin and inspired by the open atmosphere of the city, the label is fairly international, with artists from as far as Japan and the U.S., and a worldwide distributor in Manchester, UK.

The following catalog numbers are assigned to items of clothing: xylin 02 (t-shirt), xylin 05 (personalized t-shirts created "for selected Lux Nigra artists only") and xylin 20 (t-shirt/hooded sweatshirt).
Contact Info:
multipara@luxnigra.de
Sites:
[l1418]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
ARCD001 Various Magnox(CD, Comp) Atomic Reactor ARCD001 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
HSB01 Various Hotel Stadt Berlin(CD, Comp) Morr Music, A.D.S.R., City Centre Offices, DIN, Hey Rec, Lux Nigra HSB01 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LNP 14 Zorn The City's Collapsing (But Not Tonight)(CD, Album) Lux Nigra LNP 14 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LNP 15 Biochip C. 2001(CD, Album) Lux Nigra LNP 15 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LNP 21 Various Lux Nigra Allstars(CD, Comp, Ltd, Dig) Lux Nigra LNP 21 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
LNP 26 No Movement No Sound No Memories Removed / Acetate(CD) Lux Nigra LNP 26 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
LNP 29 Blätter Leaves / Far + Away(CD, Album, Ltd) Lux Nigra LNP 29 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
lnp30 Zorn All We Can Do Is Enjoy The Ride(CD, Album) Lux Nigra lnp30 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
LNP33 Karl Marx Stadt 1997-2004(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Lux Nigra LNP33 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
LNV 01 Various Biophilia Allstars(2xLP, Ltd) Lux Nigra LNV 01 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
LNV03 No Movement No Sound No Memories Removed(12") Lux Nigra LNV03 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
LNV 04 Frederik Schikowski Mein Kleines Pony(10") Lux Nigra LNV 04 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
LNV 06 Multipara Pocket Monster Remixes(12") Lux Nigra LNV 06 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
LNV 07 Frederik Schikowski Ich Möchte Mich Zusammenfalten Und Nur Noch Eine Mitte Sein(7") Lux Nigra LNV 07 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
LNV 08 Zorn Towerpark(12") Lux Nigra LNV 08 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
LNV 09 Biochip C. Silent Running(12") Lux Nigra LNV 09 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
LNV 10 Anodyne (4), Napalm Anodyne (4), Napalm - Pocket Monster Remixes Gotta Catch 'Em All(7") Lux Nigra LNV 10 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
LNV 12 Nedjev / Artificial Duck Flavour Nedjev / Artificial Duck Flavour - Heofonrice(12", EP, Ltd) Lux Nigra LNV 12 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
LNV 13 Zorn Knottel Remixed LNV 13 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LNV 14 Zorn The City's Collapsing (But Not Tonight)(2xLP) Lux Nigra LNV 14 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LNV 16 Karl Marx Stadt 1997 - 2001(12") Lux Nigra LNV 16 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LNV 17 Biochip C. Sunblocking(12") Lux Nigra LNV 17 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LNV 18 Blätter Leaves(12") Lux Nigra LNV 18 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LNV 19 Rockin' Pony Hello(LP, Album, Gat) Lux Nigra LNV 19 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LNV 22 Zorn Apnoe LNV 22 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
LNV 23 No Movement No Sound No Memories Acetate(12") Lux Nigra LNV 23 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
LNV 24 Zorn Marianengraben(12") Lux Nigra LNV 24 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
LNV25 Sonic Subjunkies Molotov Lounge(LP) Lux Nigra LNV25 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
LNV 27 Greg Davis Diaphanous(12", EP) Lux Nigra LNV 27 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
LNV 28 Blätter Far + Away(12", EP, Ltd) Lux Nigra LNV 28 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
LNV 30 Zorn All We Can Do Is Enjoy The Ride(12", Ltd) Lux Nigra LNV 30 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
lnv32 Karl Marx Stadt 2001-2004(12") Lux Nigra lnv32 Germany 2005 Sell This Version

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m50

m50

February 18, 2016
Essential label. Unpredictable, challenging, unique, & with amazing attention to detail.
genet

genet

May 7, 2004
Though often aligned with close partners Morr Music and City Centre Offices,
Multipara's Lux Nigra is, sadly, the most consistently overlooked electronic label. Despite releasing towering epics like Zorn's "The City's Collapsing..." (frequently confused with NY avant/improv godhead John Zorn) and the path-breaking "No Movement, No Sound..." compilation, Lux Nigra remains virtually unknown in comparison to the aforementioned labels. This is not to cast *any* aspersion on Morr or City Centre, but simply to say that digging for the Lux Nigra gems, given their uneven distribution, is well worth doing. Nothing on this label disappoints.