Sublight Records

Sublight Records

Profile:
Sublight Records was a Canadian based record label founded in 2003 by Aaron Rintoul and ran until the end of 2007. Sublight focused on up and coming electronic production and computer based music.

Cat numbers work as follows. SLR for the label followed by a number regarding the artist so Enduser is 9 finally followed by the number released by that artist. Hence Richard Devine is artists 6 and has had two releases so his cat numbers are SLR601 and SLR602. When he does another release it will be SLR603.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
SLR 1 PROMO Lawn Funeral EP  album cover The Flashbulb Lawn Funeral EP(12", EP, Promo) Sublight Records SLR 1 PROMO Canada 2003 Sell This Version
SLR 101 Red Extensions Of Me  album cover The Flashbulb Red Extensions Of Me(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR 101 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
SLR 102 Kirlian Selections  album cover The Flashbulb Kirlian Selections(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR 102 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
SLR 103 Réunion  album cover The Flashbulb Réunion(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR 103 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
SLR104 Flexing Habitual  album cover The Flashbulb Flexing Habitual (Album, MiniAlbum) SLR104 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR 201 Horse And Goat  album cover Venetian Snares Horse And Goat (MiniAlbum) SLR 201 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
SLR 202 Horse And Goat  album cover Venetian Snares Horse And Goat(12") Sublight Records, Hymen Records SLR 202 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
SLR203 Winnipeg Is A Frozen Shithole  album cover Venetian Snares Winnipeg Is A Frozen Shithole (Album) SLR203 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
SLR204 Pink+Green  album cover Venetian Snares Pink+Green(CD, MiniAlbum) Sublight Records SLR204 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
SLR 301 Strange Planes Spray Cancers On Winnipeg  album cover Fanny Strange Planes Spray Cancers On Winnipeg(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR 301 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
SLR 302 Shoebomb Hurricane  album cover Fanny Shoebomb Hurricane(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR 302 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR401 Major Changes  album cover Doormouse Major Changes(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR401 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
SLR 501 Synkro  album cover Synkro Synkro(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR 501 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
SLR601 Cautella  album cover Richard Devine Cautella(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR601 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
SLR602 Sigstop EP  album cover Richard Devine Sigstop EP(12", EP, Ltd, Pic) Hymen Records, Sublight Records SLR602 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
SLR666 Servants Of The Apocalyptic Goat Rave  album cover Servants Of The Apocalyptic Goat Rave Servants Of The Apocalyptic Goat Rave(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR666 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR701 The Elements  album cover Datach'i The Elements (Album) SLR701 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
Slr702 The Elements  album cover Datach'i The Elements (Album) Slr702 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
SLR703 Shock Diamonds  album cover Datach'i Shock Diamonds (Album) SLR703 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR 704 Black Trees  album cover Datach'i Black Trees(6xFile, MP3, EP) Sublight Records SLR 704 Canada 2006
SLR801 Multiplex  album cover The Gasman Multiplex(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR801 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
SLR 802 Trueform  album cover The Gasman Trueform(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR 802 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR901 Calling The Vultures  album cover Enduser Calling The Vultures(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR901 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
SLR 902 Calling The Vultures  album cover Enduser Calling The Vultures(2xLP, Album) Mirex, Sublight Records SLR 902 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
SLR903 The End  album cover Enduser The End (EP) SLR903 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
SLR904 The End  album cover Enduser The End(12") Mirex, Sublight Records SLR904 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
SLR1001 NRTHNDR  album cover Wisp NRTHNDR(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR1001 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
SLR1002 NRTHNDR  album cover Wisp NRTHNDR(12") Hymen Records, Sublight Records SLR1002 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
SLR1003 Honor Beats  album cover Wisp Honor Beats(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR1003 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR1101 Young Man's Disease  album cover Nick Forté Young Man's Disease(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR1101 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR1201 Soldaat Van Oranje  album cover Bong-Ra Soldaat Van Oranje(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR1201 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR1202 Soldaat Van Oranje  album cover Bong-Ra Soldaat Van Oranje(LP, Album) Mirex, Sublight Records SLR1202 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
SLR1301 The Only Way To Go Is Down  album cover Method Of Defiance The Only Way To Go Is Down(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR1301 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR1401 Brew Hideous  album cover Hecate Brew Hideous(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR1401 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR1501 Giauzar  album cover Somatic Responses Giauzar (Album) SLR1501 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR1701 As If  album cover Belladonnakillz As If(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR1701 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR1801 Atlantic Blood  album cover Cepia Atlantic Blood(CD, Comp, RM) Sublight Records SLR1801 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR1901 Aether Dynamic  album cover OOO Aether Dynamic(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR1901 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR2101 Digressions  album cover Vorpal Digressions(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR2101 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR2201 Dinosaur Bones & Pyramids  album cover Dino Felipe Dinosaur Bones & Pyramids(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR2201 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR2301 Eke Out  album cover Felipe* + Forté* Felipe* + Forté* - Eke Out(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR2301 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR2401 The Wisdom EP  album cover Secret Mommy The Wisdom EP(CD, EP) Sublight Records SLR2401 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR2501 Wxfdswxc2  album cover Ra* Wxfdswxc2(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR2501 USA & Canada 2007 Sell This Version
SLR2501b Wxfdswxc2  album cover Ra* Wxfdswxc2(CD, Album + DVD, Ltd, PAL) Sublight Records SLR2501b USA & Canada 2007 Sell This Version
SLR2601 The Gareth Clarke LP  album cover Gareth Clarke The Gareth Clarke LP(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR2601 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR2701 Cannibal Penis Ballet  album cover Ebola (3) Cannibal Penis Ballet(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR2701 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR2801 Bion Glent  album cover Funckarma Bion Glent(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR2801 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR2901 Ave Mavis  album cover Mark Swift Ave Mavis(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR2901 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLR3001 The Black Old Pueblo  album cover Not Breathing The Black Old Pueblo(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR3001 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
SLR3101 The System's On And It's Flashing Red  album cover Lynx And Ram The System's On And It's Flashing Red(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR3101 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
SLR3201 Radioactive Monster Cats From Planet XLG-5  album cover Not Half* Radioactive Monster Cats From Planet XLG-5(File, MP3) Sublight Records SLR3201 Canada 2007
SLR3401 Flowers  album cover Acrnym Flowers(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR3401 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
SLR3501 Exo-Grid  album cover Puzzleweasel Exo-Grid(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR3501 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
SLR3601 Between You And Me  album cover Sincere Trade Between You And Me(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR3601 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
SLR3701 Stars Lights The End  album cover Submerged Stars Lights The End(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR3701 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
SLR3801 Channel 128  album cover Synthamesk Channel 128(5xFile, MP3) Sublight Records SLR3801 Canada 2007
SLRC01 Eyelicker  album cover Various Eyelicker(CD, Comp) Sublight Records SLRC01 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SLRC02 Imaginary Friends  album cover Various Imaginary Friends(CD, Comp) Sublight Records SLRC02 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
ZIQ180 Pink+Green  album cover Venetian Snares Pink+Green(12") Planet Mu ZIQ180 UK 2007 Sell This Version

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thezovietdada

thezovietdada

January 14, 2018
Definitely second what has been said here but with some caveats. Richard Devine’s works are definitely worth checking out, it can be rather DSP-wanky but I still consider myself a hardcore fan. Also a huge Venetian Snares fan, but of his Sublight releases I only consider Pink+Green among his essentials. Pretty much every other release is mediocre filler. This is definitely not a top-tier IDM or Breakcore label, not even remotely mentionable in the same sentence as old-school Warp or Planet Mu (though let’s be real; Mu can and will release some total turds). Essentially what has been said is true, overall this label road the IDM/Breakcore wave and never really peaked above it.
penpointred

penpointred

May 15, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
even though i've been aware of Sublight for years now, its just been these past few months, that I've really grown to appreciate what sublights contributes.
they're releases are a very nice balance of IDM and breakcore.
harder than most IDM out there
yet softer than its breakcore counterpart.

a great label if you've been shreddin ears with fierce, driven complicated beats...but would like to start
massaging those ears with sweet nothing and soft luvins.

a label ahead of its time for sure.
MadMusicBox

MadMusicBox

December 1, 2008
I've always had a love/hate relationship with Sublight. The label appears to have been part of a Canadian Breakcore movement. However, it probably should have decided on a better modus operandi. It seemed to press albums based entirely on what potential the packaging had to shock people. Granted, I haven't checked out much of their catalog, but they have at least one redeeming quality: occasionally, they release absolute gems, like the harsh Black Trees and the brain-scorching Shock Diamonds, both by Datach'i. If you don't wanna gamble, though, I'd suggest a higher quality label, like Tigerbeat6 or Planet Mu.
peteypie

peteypie

July 19, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
Sublight is an awesome label, and it's very sad to see it go. Among the absolutely first-class releases are The Flashbulb's "Kirlian Selections", Enduser's "Calling The Vultures", Wisp's "NRTHNDR", Belladonnakillz's "As If", Vorpal's "Digressions" and Funckarma's "Bion Glent".

Both compilations are great, and Eyelicker in particular features beautiful contributions from both the Flashbulb and Wisp, whose other albums on the label are perfectly fine if you like their kind of thing.

Perhaps Sublight got quite popular because it had good releases by good artists. The Venetian Snares releases on Sublight never really appealed to this fan, but you're not obliged to like all or any of it.
Schwenk

Schwenk

July 13, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
Sublight Records is an insult to IDM fans worldwide. Nothing (and by that I mean close to nothing) about this label is forward-thinking at all. I can't believe this label gets away with pressing 30-minute half-assed so-called "Mini-Albums" that they still sell for $17. And the album liner notes are always a single sheet of paper to boot. I think I've bought four Sublight Releases, three of which I wouldn't mind getting my money back for, especially The Flashbulb - Flexing Habitual and Datach'i - The Elements. I've listened to a lot more, though, and I can say that most of this stuff is rehashed or already too old.

Please don't support this label. It lets artists get away with 30 minute pieces of crap that wouldn't be passable by most respected labels' standards.
venishka

venishka

April 11, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
If you're looking for a label that releases a variety of forward thinking electronic music, Sublight is worth checking out. From the noise-based excursions of Dino Felipe to the ass kicking 7/8-time breakcore beats of Venetian Snares, or the immense alien soundscapes of Richard Devine, Sublight consistently releases electronic music that's not afraid to push boundaries. fans of labels like schematic, warp, or planet mu are in for a treat.

March 12, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
Where do I start with Sublight? There are many things to say about the label, none of which are good, but I must start somewhere. Sublight came to light after 'IDM' had just reached its total saturation point, sometime back in mid-to-late 2002. At this point, the last thing anybody really needed was <b>another</b> label to release boring IDM in an already over saturated market. So I predicted, with such god awful releases as Winnipeg Is A Frozen Shithole (which sounded like it took 1 hour total to record), that Sublight would experience the same fate as numerous labels that fell off the face of the earth after the IDM boom of the late 90's. But then something happened;

Sublight got relatively popular.

Call it beginners luck or call it anything you'd like, but the fact remains that Sublight maintains a steady fanbase, regardless of what it releases. It can release utterly laughable attempts at music such as Hecate, as well as half assed attempts by relatively good artists such as Richard Devine. It then strikes me as the epitome of everything that was ever bad about IDM, all wrapped up into one label. Weak technical excursions into speedfreak glitch? Check. Overly sentimental 'white key' electronica with amen loop cut ups? Check. Uninteresting Breakcore that tries to be 'bad ass and wicked, man' instead of 'good and competent'? Check.

If anything, Sublight is this: the post apocalyptic IDM label for artists who could not release anywhere else, as nobody cares to release or distribute IDM that doesn’t have a big name attached to it. It's as if it's owner is the perpetual 14 year old you once were, but instead of growing out of his former tastes (realizing that they weren’t all that great to begin with), he releases them and gets praise for it. I guess if you are young and inexperienced with this type of music, Sublight is a good place to start. However I cannot and will not recommend this label to anyone else. It's a slap in the face to an area of music that was once vibrant and full of creativity.