Symp.tom

Symp.tom

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Symp.tom was a Dutch record label that was founded in 2004 as a subdivision of Neophyte Records, meant as an outlet for releasing the divergent material of Mental Wreckage and Mute. Originally it was intended to revive Mid-Town's Darkside label for this purpose, but after giving it some careful thought it seemed better to create a whole new label for better distinction.

Symp.tom's releases were mostly focused towards dark and industrial orientated hardcore techno, while also giving its artists enough freedom to work on experimental projects from time to time. One of the label's peaks was that it was given the opportunity to host its very own 'Industrial Hardcore Area' at the 2009 edition of Nightmare Outdoor, featuring a strong and suited line-up of artists. Also worth mentioning were Symp.tom's own editions of the Nightmare Outdoor CD compilations, widening the variety with darker material. Additionally, the label's last compilation CD, Life Below 20Hz, is considered to be one of the best representations of industrial hardcore techno among fans of the genre.

Main producers of Symp.tom were Mental Wreckage and Mute. (who both are also its founders) and The Relic, accompanied by occasional guestreleases from artists like Moleculez, The Outside Agency and Sei2ure.

In 2011, Symp.tom came to an unexpected end when its mother label Mid-Town Records went bankrupt and sold all of its rights and back catalogue to Cloud 9 Music BV. Most of Symp.tom's artists decided to move on to Dark. Descent., which is run by The Relic.

In 2017, Dark Descent started up a special sub-series of releases called Revisited: Symp.tom, which so far involved remixes of classic Symp.tom tracks.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
KAPOTCAST_01 Mental Wreckage - Kapotcast Episode.01 Mental Wreckage Kapotcast Episode.01(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Symp.tom KAPOTCAST_01 Netherlands 2020
KAPOTCAST_02 The Relic - Kapotcast Episode.02 The Relic Kapotcast Episode.02(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Symp.tom KAPOTCAST_02 Netherlands 2020
KAPOTCAST_03 Sacerdos Vigilia - Kapotcast Episode.03 Sacerdos Vigilia Kapotcast Episode.03(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Symp.tom KAPOTCAST_03 Netherlands 2020
KAPOTCAST_04 Mindwalker - Kapotcast Episode.04 Mindwalker Kapotcast Episode.04(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Symp.tom KAPOTCAST_04 Netherlands 2020
KAPOTCAST_05 Xaero - Kapotcast Episode.05 Xaero Kapotcast Episode.05(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Symp.tom KAPOTCAST_05 Netherlands 2020
KAPOTCAST_06 Mental Wreckage - Kapotcast Episode.06 Mental Wreckage Kapotcast Episode.06(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Symp.tom KAPOTCAST_06 Netherlands 2020
KAPOTCAST_07 Densha Crisis - Kapotcast Episode.07 Densha Crisis Kapotcast Episode.07(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Symp.tom KAPOTCAST_07 Netherlands 2020
KAPOTCAST_08 100 Kilo Maarten - Kapotcast Episode.08 100 Kilo Maarten Kapotcast Episode.08(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Symp.tom KAPOTCAST_08 Netherlands 2020
PKGCD 31 Lenny Dee Vs Radium - Beatz Brulée Lenny Dee Vs Radium Lenny Dee Vs Radium - Beatz Brulée(CD, Enh, Mixed) Psychik Genocide PKGCD 31 France 2006 Sell This Version
PKGCD43 Miss Tiffy - Nervous Breakdown Miss Tiffy Nervous Breakdown(CD, Mixed) Psychik Genocide PKGCD43 France 2008 Sell This Version
SMPT001 Mental Wreckage - Structural Chaos Mental Wreckage Structural Chaos SMPT001 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
SMPT002 Mute. - Minimizing Acoustic Distortion In Home Theaters Mute. Minimizing Acoustic Distortion In Home Theaters SMPT002 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
SMPT003 Mental Wreckage - REAL Mental Wreckage REAL SMPT003 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
SMPT004 Mute. - Conveyed In Wordless Detail Mute. Conveyed In Wordless Detail SMPT004 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
SMPT005 Various - Sampler 1: The Space Between Zero And One Various Sampler 1: The Space Between Zero And One SMPT005 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
SMPT006 The Relic - Inside The Machine The Relic Inside The Machine SMPT006 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
SMPT007 Dual Mechanism - Element: Dysprosium Dual Mechanism Element: Dysprosium SMPT007 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
SMPT008 Moleculez - Poison For The Masses Moleculez Poison For The Masses SMPT008 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
SMPT009 The Relic - Angel's Share The Relic Angel's Share SMPT009 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
SMPT010 Mental Wreckage - Evolve Or Die Mental Wreckage Evolve Or Die SMPT010 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
SMPT011 Mute. - The Sense Of Utter Desolation And The Need For Desperate Revenge Mute. The Sense Of Utter Desolation And The Need For Desperate Revenge SMPT011 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
SMPT012 The Outside Agency - Return To The Point Of No Return The Outside Agency Return To The Point Of No Return SMPT012 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
SMPT013 Moleculez - Raw Like Sushi Moleculez Raw Like Sushi SMPT013 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
SMPT014 Sei2ure - Noise Pollution Sei2ure Noise Pollution SMPT014 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
SMPT015 The Relic - The Fallen The Relic The Fallen SMPT015 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
SMPT011.1 Mute. - A Single Chunk Of Preliminary Drama And The Truth About Popmusic Mute. A Single Chunk Of Preliminary Drama And The Truth About Popmusic (Maxi) SMPT011.1 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
SMPTCD01 Mental Wreckage & Mute. - A Nightmare Outdoor - Symp.toms Vol. 1 Mental Wreckage & Mute. Mental Wreckage & Mute. - A Nightmare Outdoor - Symp.toms Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Symp.tom SMPTCD01 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
SMPTCD02 The Outside Agency & Tieum - A Nightmare Outdoor - Symp.toms Vol. 2 The Outside Agency & Tieum The Outside Agency & Tieum - A Nightmare Outdoor - Symp.toms Vol. 2(CD, Mixed) Symp.tom SMPTCD02 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
SMPTCD03 Mindustries / Synapse (2) & Sei2ure - A Nightmare Outdoor - Symp.toms Vol. 3 Mindustries / Synapse (2) & Sei2ure Mindustries / Synapse (2) & Sei2ure - A Nightmare Outdoor - Symp.toms Vol. 3(CD, Mixed) Symp.tom SMPTCD03 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
SMPTCD04 Mental Wreckage & The Relic - Life Below 20Hz - Symp.toms Vol. 4 Mental Wreckage & The Relic Mental Wreckage & The Relic - Life Below 20Hz - Symp.toms Vol. 4(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Symp.tom SMPTCD04 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
SMPTW01 Mute. - Frigate Orphean Mute. Frigate Orphean(File, MP3, 192) Symp.tom SMPTW01 Netherlands 2007
SMPTW02 Mental Wreckage - Fragments Of Freedom Mental Wreckage Fragments Of Freedom(File, MP3, 320) Symp.tom SMPTW02 Netherlands 2007
SMPTW03 Mental Wreckage - Stranglehold (The Relic Remix) Mental Wreckage Stranglehold (The Relic Remix)(File, MP3, 192) Symp.tom SMPTW03 Netherlands 2007
SMPTW04 Dual Mechanism - Aspectamen Dual Mechanism Aspectamen(File, MP3, 320) Symp.tom SMPTW04 Netherlands 2011

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HellBazZ_Davy

HellBazZ_Davy

February 10, 2020
edited over 3 years ago
An amazing label. When the other labels were dedicated to melodic synth-driven and sample-laden mainstream, this is a dutch label that explored more industrial sounds in an uncompromising way. Distortion, downtempo are the keywords here. Some tracks even ventured into a more IDM and abstract direction.

The only synths and voice samples found here, only intensify the feeling of doom and darkness.
There is beauty in distortion.

That the label quit in 2011, only adds to the status. Now it is synonymous with some of the best industrial hardcore from the 2000s.