As the label grows, we hope to expand our rotation of artists to include musicians and bands (Akubi Object, Gitane Demone etc.) closely connected with Rozz, or who have the same artistical ethos.
FROM THEN TO NOW
Malaise Music existed in different forms since the early 1990's.
It started with Erik Christides, a close friend of Rozz and the man behind the semi-official 'Sticks a Finger Down it's Throat' CD which came out in 1992. Erik entered into an agreement with Rozz where he bought the rights to remaster and release Rozz's rare and unreleased recordings.
Malaise Music was created primarily to be the official seller of Shadow Project merchandise, but was also going to sell limited edition CDs by Christian Death, Premature Ejaculation and Heltir. Unfortunately Shadow Project disbanded in the summer of 1993 and Erik died from an overdose in 1997 before his plans were realised.
A posthumous double CD compilation entitled Merry Maladies was released by Cleopatra Records in 1998. It included a few previously unreleased recordings by Premature Ejaculation, Heltir, 1334 and Bloodflag, as well as tracks by other associated artists.
The next attempt was by Chris and Kevin Graves. They had been good friends of Rozz during the last few years of his life, and possessed the remastered recordings that Erik had made of Rozz's personal cassettes. They created Malaise Media and Graves Design Co. at the end of 1997 with the plan to release rare Christian Death, Premature Ejaculation, Heltir and Gitane DeMone recordings as limited edition cassettes through Rozznet. Their plans fell through with the devastating death of Rozz Williams in April 1998.
However, they did not give up on their hope to officially release these recordings. They released '6' as a limited edition 100 copies CD through Rozznet in 2001, with the intention of raising enough funds to finance further releases. Unfortunately it did not sell well and it was not economic for them to pursue the venture further.
This brings us to present days, and now with the assistance of Cathedral Music and Uwe Höhn from Dark Vinyl Records, we can finally make all of these rare and unreleased recordings available on... Malaise Music.