Piehead Records

Piehead Records

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Piehead Records was a Canadian independent CD-R label from Toronto active between 2002 and 2005 and specialized in experimental electronica. Piehead founders Greg Clow and Sheryl Kirby opened "Stained Productions" promotion/concert agency in 1996, organizing multiple events in Toronto and booking artists like Dead Voices On Air, David Kristian, Rapoon, and Marumari before starting the label. Piehead Records ran annual subscription series akin to a "record-of-the-month" club, shipping a new release each month to mailorder customers. CD-Rs were sold separately, too; however, the final edition in each series, a compilation of exclusive tracks from all 11 artists, was exclusively available only to listeners who purchased the entire series from Piehead directly. The label also acted as the exclusive mailorder distributor for alectric records, organized by the Hellothisisalex duo. Two labels co-produced the band's A Murder Of Crows MP3 album in February 2004, which became Piehead's sole digital-only release.

After concluding three annual series between 2002 and 2004, Piehead Records released the label's first individual album, Fragments Of Illumina CD-R by Edward Ka-Spel of the iconic band The Legendary Pink Dots, which came out as a limited edition of 233 copies in July 2005. The label and "Stained Productions" promotion ceased all activities in December 2005.
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Piehead Records
158 Close Ave., 2nd floor
Toronto ON M6K 2V5
Canada

Email: [email protected]
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
APR001 Hellothisisalex - A Murder Of Crows Hellothisisalex A Murder Of Crows(8xFile, MP3, Album, 160) Alectric Records / Alectric Audio, Piehead Records APR001 2004
PIE001 ARC (3) / Aidan Baker - Repercussion ARC (3) / Aidan Baker ARC (3) / Aidan Baker - Repercussion(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE001 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
PIE002 Hellothisisalex - The Canadian Spelling Program Hellothisisalex The Canadian Spelling Program(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE002 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
PIE003 David Kristian - My Three Suns David Kristian My Three Suns(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE003 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
PIE004 I8U - Grasshopper Morphine I8U Grasshopper Morphine(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE004 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
PIE005 Your Favorite Horse - I Would Close My Eyes But All I See Is The Massacre Your Favorite Horse I Would Close My Eyes But All I See Is The Massacre(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE005 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
PIE006 Multiplex - Iroquois Multiplex Iroquois(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE006 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
PIE007 Vague Terrain Recordings - A Viable Alternative To Actual Sexual Contact Vague Terrain Recordings A Viable Alternative To Actual Sexual Contact(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE007 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
PIE008 Naw - Gibberish Naw Gibberish(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE008 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
PIE009 I Am Robot And Proud - You Make Me This Happy I Am Robot And Proud You Make Me This Happy(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE009 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
PIE010 Andrew Duke - Highest Common Denominator Andrew Duke Highest Common Denominator(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE010 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
PIE011 V/Vm - Untitled V/Vm Untitled(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE011 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
PIE012 Various - Save Your Fork, There's Pie! Various Save Your Fork, There's Pie!(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE012 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
PIE013 Temper (3) - Navy Blue Temper (3) Navy Blue(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE013 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
PIE014 Books On Tape - Winning Record Books On Tape Winning Record(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE014 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
PIE015 Phasmid - Thrift Shop Phasmid Thrift Shop(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE015 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
PIE016 Selfservice - Hot Pixel Selfservice Hot Pixel(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE016 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
PIE017 Ugliness Man - Interim Ugliness Man Interim(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE017 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
PIE018 The Blameshifter - I Luv On Your Grave The Blameshifter I Luv On Your Grave(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE018 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
PIE019 Goodnight Streetlight - The Great Invention Of The Wheel Goodnight Streetlight The Great Invention Of The Wheel(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE019 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
PIE020 Mark Spybey - I Have No Money But I Am Antonin Artaud Mark Spybey I Have No Money But I Am Antonin Artaud (EP) PIE020 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
PIE021 Rapoon - Ep Et Vee Rapoon Ep Et Vee(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE021 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
PIE022 Gridlock - Under Gridlock Under (EP) PIE022 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
PIE023 Tinkertoy - Broken Bodum Tinkertoy Broken Bodum(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE023 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
PIE024 Various - Domo Arigato Various Domo Arigato(CDr, Mini, EP, Comp, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE024 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
PIE025 Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks - Window Pain Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks Window Pain(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE025 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
PIE026 Knowledge Of Bugs - My Way No Way Knowledge Of Bugs My Way No Way(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE026 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
PIE027 Portland - Uprox Detox Portland Uprox Detox(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE027 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
PIE028 John Chantler - Locked In Hands John Chantler Locked In Hands (Album) PIE028 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
PIE029 [sic] - Gorilla Masking Tape [sic] Gorilla Masking Tape(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE029 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
PIE030 Mnemosyne - The Air Grows Small Fingers Mnemosyne The Air Grows Small Fingers(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE030 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
PIE031 Metro Starman - The Day I Discovered My Dog Was Really A Fish... Metro Starman The Day I Discovered My Dog Was Really A Fish...(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE031 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
PIE032 ML - Man Is The Warmest Place To Hide ML Man Is The Warmest Place To Hide(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE032 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
PIE033 Accelera Deck - Hereafter Accelera Deck Hereafter(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE033 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
PIE034 Robokoneko - Shades of Genki Robokoneko Shades of Genki(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE034 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
PIE035 Qwerty - The Sorrows Of Young Qwerther Qwerty The Sorrows Of Young Qwerther(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE035 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
PIE036 Various - Gone To The Dogs Various Gone To The Dogs(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE036 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
PIE037 Edward Ka-Spel - Fragments Of Illumina Edward Ka-Spel Fragments Of Illumina(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE037 Canada 2005 Sell This Version