Spalax

Spalax

Profile:
French independent label established circa 1974. The label started from offices in a north-west suburb of Paris, largely with folk and jazz releases, changing focus to contemporary music and prog rock, especially so when producer/manager Gabriel Ibos joined the partnership in 1982. Gabriel was first known as the owner of Vamp Records, worked for Barclay and other labels as an A&R man, and French manager / tour promoter for bands like Agitation Free and Ash Ra Tempel. Thus he was in a key position to get all the licenses when he later reinvented Spalax as a major CD reissue label in 1991. Circa 1994+ the status of the company changed and Spalax was rebranded Spalax Music.

Important: enter label names as per the logo
Spalax all releases 1974 to mid 1990s (with the Spalax blind mole-rat "Spalax Ehrenbergi" logo) as seen here
Spalax Music all releases mid 1990s plus with the SPALAX MUSIC logo

Spalax Music also exists as a publisher (established in 1988) although is as often credited with "marketed by".
Tempel on such releases is a copyright holder only, not a label (established 1991).
Add these additional identifiers to the "LCCN" as appropriate.

Ohr certain 1992-94 releases are devoid of the Spalax logo, with only the Ohr logo present. List these as Ohr on Discogs.
Pilz similarly appears on some devoid of a Spalax logo. List these as Pilz (2) on Discogs.
(both above: with Tempel and Spalax Music as copyright and marketing roles as specified on the release).
Tempel / marketed by Spalax also established other labels. See Spalax Music for a list.

Spalax was handled by several distributors during its lifetime (some credited on releases, some not), including: SFP (Société Française De Productions Phonographiques), Madrigal (stickered only), CFD, Média 7, MSI, Mélodie Distribution.

Note: many 1990s releases credit SUISA as Rights Society, causing some people to think the label is from Switzerland. Some releases were also pressed in Switzerland, or at pressing plants in Austria and Czech Republic. Any CD releases with SOCAN stickers were handled by and/or returned from Spalax's Canadian distribution partner. All Spalax Music releases are from France.
Contact Info:
Original address:
14-16, rue Clément Bayard - 92300 Levallois-Perret, France
Later address:
10 rue des Feuillantines, 75005 Paris, France
(defunct)
[l68848]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
6821 Partage  album cover Pierre Chastellain Partage(LP, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 6821 France 1981 Sell This Version
6822 Karpates Express  album cover Serge Renard "Bouzouki"* Karpates Express(LP, Album) Spalax, Spalax 6822 France 1980 Sell This Version
6 829 Asteur Qu'On Est Là....  album cover Edith Butler Asteur Qu'On Est Là....(LP, Album) Spalax, Spalax 6 829 France 1979 Sell This Version
6830 Au Théâtre De La Ville  album cover Ben Zimet Et Ses Musiciens* Au Théâtre De La Ville(LP, Album) Spalax, Spalax 6830 France 1981 Sell This Version
6831 Bonjour L'Ambiance  album cover Jacques Villeret Bonjour L'Ambiance(LP, Album) Spalax, Spalax 6831 France 1981 Sell This Version
6834 Daybreak  album cover Christian Darré Daybreak(LP, Album) Spalax, Spalax 6834 France 1981 Sell This Version
6835 Transes (Musique Originale Du Film De Ahmed El Maanouni)  album cover Nass El Ghiwane Transes (Musique Originale Du Film De Ahmed El Maanouni)(LP) Spalax, Spalax 6835 France 1981 Sell This Version
6836 Œil  Vision  album cover Jef Gilson - Jean-Luc Ponty - Jean-Louis Chautemps Jef Gilson - Jean-Luc Ponty - Jean-Louis Chautemps - Œil Vision(LP, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 6836 France 1981 Sell This Version
6837 Enfin!  album cover Jef Gilson Enfin!(LP, RE) Spalax, Spalax 6837 France 1981 Sell This Version
6840 Faubourg Sauvage  album cover Cuarteto Cedron Faubourg Sauvage(LP, Album) Spalax, Spalax 6840 France 1982 Sell This Version
6844 Le Retour De Johnny Frisson  album cover Lucien Francoeur Le Retour De Johnny Frisson(LP, Album) Spalax, Spalax 6844 France 1983 Sell This Version
6845 Maranhao Brasil  album cover Claudio Valente (2) Maranhao Brasil(LP, Album) Spalax, Spalax 6845 France 1983 Sell This Version
6854 P'Tit Mec  album cover Flo (67) P'Tit Mec(12", Maxi) Spalax 6854 France 1984 Sell This Version
6858 Les Aventures D'Ivan Vaffan  album cover Henry Torgue & Serge Houppin Henry Torgue & Serge Houppin - Les Aventures D'Ivan Vaffan(LP) Spalax, Spalax 6858 France 1985 Sell This Version
8537 Trace Et Contraste  album cover Richard Séguin Trace Et Contraste(LP, Album) Spalax 8537 France 1980 Sell This Version
14051 Volume III  album cover Henry Torgue et Serge Houppin Henry Torgue et Serge Houppin - Volume III(LP, Album) Spalax 14051 France 1986 Sell This Version
14152 Docteur Labus  album cover Henry Torgue et Serge Houppin Henry Torgue et Serge Houppin - Docteur Labus(LP, Album) Spalax 14152 France 1988 Sell This Version
14200 East West  album cover Richard Pinhas East West(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14200 France 1994 Sell This Version
14201 Volume I "Masq"  album cover Catharsis Volume I "Masq"(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14201 France Unknown Sell This Version
14202 Volume II - Les "Chevrons"  album cover Catharsis Volume II - Les "Chevrons"(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14202 France 1992 Sell This Version
14204 Die Nacht Der Seele - Tantric Songs  album cover Popol Vuh Die Nacht Der Seele - Tantric Songs(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14204 France 1993 Sell This Version
14205 Affenstunde  album cover Popol Vuh Affenstunde (Album) 14205 France 1992 Sell This Version
14206 Dreamlab  album cover Mythos (4) Dreamlab(CD, Album, RE, Gat) Spalax, Ohr 14206 France 1993 Sell This Version
14207 Yoga  album cover Popol Vuh Yoga(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14207 France 1992 Sell This Version
14 208 Brüder Des Schattens - Söhne Des Lichts  album cover Popol Vuh Brüder Des Schattens - Söhne Des Lichts(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14 208 France 1992 Sell This Version
14209 Hosianna Mantra  album cover Popol Vuh Hosianna Mantra(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14209 France 1992 Sell This Version
14210 Sei Still, Wisse Ich Bin  album cover Popol Vuh Sei Still, Wisse Ich Bin(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14210 France 1992 Sell This Version
14211 Das Hohelied Salomos  album cover Popol Vuh Das Hohelied Salomos(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14211 France 1992 Sell This Version
14212 On The Way To A Little Way (Soundtrack Of "Nosferatu")  album cover Popol Vuh On The Way To A Little Way (Soundtrack Of "Nosferatu")(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14212 France 1993 Sell This Version
14 213 Letzte Tage - Letzte Nächte  album cover Popol Vuh Letzte Tage - Letzte Nächte(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14 213 France 1992 Sell This Version
14214 Coeur De Verre  album cover Popol Vuh Coeur De Verre(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14214 France 1992 Sell This Version
14215 Agape - Agape  album cover Popol Vuh Agape - Agape(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14215 France 1992 Sell This Version
14 216 Spirit Of Peace  album cover Popol Vuh Spirit Of Peace(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14 216 France 1992 Sell This Version
14217 Seligpreisung  album cover Popol Vuh Seligpreisung(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14217 France 1992 Sell This Version
14218 Einsjäger & Siebenjäger  album cover Popol Vuh Einsjäger & Siebenjäger(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14218 France 1992 Sell This Version
14219 Aguirre  album cover Popol Vuh Aguirre(CD, Comp, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14219 France 1992 Sell This Version
14220 Chronolyse  album cover Richard Pinhas Chronolyse(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14220 France 1994 Sell This Version
14221 I'm Around About Midnight  album cover Lard Free I'm Around About Midnight(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14221 France 1993 Sell This Version
14222 Stations  album cover Mor (2) Stations(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14222 France 1992 Sell This Version
14223 Ballet Statique  album cover Conrad Schnitzler Ballet Statique(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14223 France 1992 Sell This Version
14224 III  album cover Lard Free III(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14224 France 1993 Sell This Version
14225 Gilbert Artman's Lard Free  album cover Lard Free Gilbert Artman's Lard Free(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14225 France 1994 Sell This Version
14226 DWW  album cover Richard Pinhas DWW(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14226 France 1993 Sell This Version
14227 Agneta Nilsson  album cover Heldon Agneta Nilsson(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14227 France 1993 Sell This Version
14229 Last  album cover Agitation Free Last (Album) 14229 France 1992 Sell This Version
14230 Interface  album cover Heldon Interface(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14230 France 1992 Sell This Version
14231 Third "It's Always Rock'n'Roll" - Volume 2  album cover Heldon Third "It's Always Rock'n'Roll" - Volume 2(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14231 France 1991 Sell This Version
14232 Third "It's Always Rock'n'Roll" - Volume 1  album cover Heldon Third "It's Always Rock'n'Roll" - Volume 1(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14232 France 1991 Sell This Version
14233 Stand By  album cover Heldon Stand By (Album) 14233 France 1991 Sell This Version
14234 Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale  album cover Heldon Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14234 France 1991 Sell This Version
14235 Heldon 2 - Allez-Teia (αλετεια)  album cover Heldon Heldon 2 - Allez-Teia (αλετεια)(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14235 France 1991 Sell This Version
14236 Iceland  album cover Richard Pinhas Iceland(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14236 France 1991 Sell This Version
14237 Rhizosphere  album cover Richard Pinhas Rhizosphere(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14237 France 1991 Sell This Version
14238 L'Ethique  album cover Richard Pinhas L'Ethique (Album) 14238 France 1991 Sell This Version
14239 Heldon  album cover Heldon Heldon(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14239 France Unknown Sell This Version
14240 Walkin' The Desert  album cover Ashra Walkin' The Desert(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14240 France 1992 Sell This Version
14241 CD E2-E4  album cover Manuel Göttsching E2-E4 (Album) 14241 CD France 1992 Sell This Version
14242 Tropical Heat  album cover Ashra Tropical Heat(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14242 France 1992 Sell This Version
14245 Inventions For Electric Guitar  album cover Ash Ra Tempel VI*, Manuel Göttsching Ash Ra Tempel VI*, Manuel Göttsching - Inventions For Electric Guitar (Album) 14245 France 1991 Sell This Version
14246 Join Inn  album cover Ash Ra Tempel Join Inn (Album) 14246 France 1991 Sell This Version
14247 Starring Rosi  album cover Ash Ra Tempel Starring Rosi (Album) 14247 France 1991 Sell This Version
14248 Schwingungen  album cover Ash Ra Tempel Schwingungen (Album) 14248 France 1991 Sell This Version
14249 Seven Up  album cover Timothy Leary* & Ash Ra Tempel Timothy Leary* & Ash Ra Tempel - Seven Up(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, MSI 14249 France 1991 Sell This Version
14250 معليش = Malesch  album cover Agitation Free معليش = Malesch (Album) 14250 France 1992 Sell This Version
14252 Docteur Labus  album cover Henry Torgue / Serge Houppin Henry Torgue / Serge Houppin - Docteur Labus (Album) 14252 France Unknown Sell This Version
14253 CD Les Mysteres De Subal  album cover Torgue* / Houppin* Torgue* / Houppin* - Les Mysteres De Subal (Album) 14253 CD France Unknown Sell This Version
14254 Musiques Pour Jean-Claude Gallotta  album cover Torgue* / Houppin* Torgue* / Houppin* - Musiques Pour Jean-Claude Gallotta(CD, Album, Comp) Spalax 14254 France 1990 Sell This Version
14255 Compartiment Fuchsia  album cover Henry-Skoff Torgue* Compartiment Fuchsia(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14255 France 1991 Sell This Version
14256 Le Prince Apatride  album cover Torgue* Le Prince Apatride(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14256 France 1991 Sell This Version
14257 New Lines  album cover Machiavel New Lines(CD, Album, RE, RM) Spalax 14257 France 1994 Sell This Version
14260 The Day The Earth Stood Still  album cover Kim Fowley The Day The Earth Stood Still(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14260 France 1993 Sell This Version
14261 Mechanical Moonbeams  album cover Machiavel Mechanical Moonbeams(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14261 France 1994 Sell This Version
14262 Machiavel  album cover Machiavel Machiavel(CD, Album, RE, RM) Spalax, Spalax 14262 France 1994 Sell This Version
14270 Written In The Sky  album cover Demon Thor Written In The Sky(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14270 France 1993 Sell This Version
14271 Phylter  album cover Phylter Phylter(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14271 France 1993 Sell This Version
14274 Con Brio  album cover Conrad Schnitzler Con Brio (Album) 14274 France 1993 Sell This Version
14275 Le Berceau De Cristal  album cover Ash Ra Tempel Le Berceau De Cristal (Album) 14275 France 1993 Sell This Version
14276 Musiques Pour Anne Dreyfus  album cover Jean-François Pauvros Musiques Pour Anne Dreyfus(CD, Album) Spalax 14276 France 1993 Sell This Version
14279 Geometry  album cover Robert Rich Geometry (Album) 14279 France 1991 Sell This Version
14280 Et S'Aimer... Et Mourir...  album cover Catharsis Et S'Aimer... Et Mourir...(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14280 France 1994 Sell This Version
14281 Illuminations  album cover Catharsis Illuminations (Album) 14281 France 1994 Sell This Version
14282 Jester  album cover Machiavel Jester(CD, Album, RM) Spalax, Spalax 14282 France 1994 Sell This Version
14285 Silent Warrior  album cover XIT (4) Silent Warrior(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Spalax 14285 France 1993 Sell This Version
14286 Pow Wow Wow  album cover Black Lodge Singers Pow Wow Wow(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14286 France 1992 Sell This Version
14288 Sacred Feelings  album cover Douglas Spotted Eagle Sacred Feelings(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14288 France 1992 Sell This Version
14289 Plight Of The Redman  album cover XIT (4) Plight Of The Redman(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14289 France 1992 Sell This Version
14290 Anno 1972  album cover Tommy Fortman*, Demon Thor Tommy Fortman*, Demon Thor - Anno 1972(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14290 France 1993 Sell This Version
14292 Galactic Supermarket  album cover The Cosmic Jokers Galactic Supermarket (Album) 14292 France 1994 Sell This Version
14293 The Cosmic Jokers  album cover The Cosmic Jokers The Cosmic Jokers (Album) 14293 France 1994 Sell This Version
14453 Les Mysteres De Subal  album cover Torgue* / Houppin* Torgue* / Houppin* - Les Mysteres De Subal(Cass) Spalax 14453 France Unknown Sell This Version
14801 Tokyo C'est Fini - Live In Japan  album cover Atoll Tokyo C'est Fini - Live In Japan(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14801 France 1994 Sell This Version
14803 Irony Of Fate  album cover Gerard (8) Irony Of Fate(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14803 France 1993 Sell This Version
14804 Bi Kyo Ran  album cover Bi Kyo Ran Bi Kyo Ran(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14804 France 1994 Sell This Version
14809 Rock Sous La Dalle  album cover Alpes - Patrice Moullet* Rock Sous La Dalle(CD, Album) Spalax, Spalax 14809 France 1993 Sell This Version
14810 MSI Surrounded By The Bars  album cover Amon Düül II Surrounded By The Bars(CD, Comp, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14810 MSI Germany 1993 Sell This Version
14812 Magick Brother  album cover Gong Magick Brother (Album) 14812 France 1994 Sell This Version
14814 Blue Whale  album cover Aynsley Dunbar / Blue Whale Aynsley Dunbar / Blue Whale - Blue Whale(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Spalax, Spalax 14814 France 1994 Sell This Version
14853 Side 3  album cover Ganafoul Side 3(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14853 France 1994 Sell This Version
14855 Mémoire  album cover Tangerine (5) Mémoire(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14855 France 1994 Sell This Version
14856 De L'Autre Côté De La Forêt...  album cover Tangerine (5) De L'Autre Côté De La Forêt...(CD, Album, RE) Spalax 14856 France 1994 Sell This Version

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December 4, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
Spalax / Ohr / Pilz CD - first editions in cardboard sleeves...

14206 - Mythos - DREAMLAB (1993)
14272 - Wallenstein - BLITZKRIEG (1993)
14273 - Wallenstein - MOTHER UNIVERSE (1993)
14291 - Floh De Cologne - LUCKY STREIK (1993)
14295 - Guru Guru - HINTEN (1993)
14296 - Guru Guru - UFO (1993)
14299 - Birth Control - OPERATION (1993)
14811 - Annexus Quam - BEZIEHUNGEN (1993)
14864 - Cluster - CLUSTER II (1994)

All above were mini-gatefolds, except 14864 which was a "Digifile" wallet type sleeve.

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some of those below may also have originally come in card covers...
14292 - Galactic Supermarket - GALACTIC SUPERMARKET (1994) *
14293 - The Cosmic Jokers - THE COSMIC JOKERS (1994) *
14294 - Wallenstein - STORIES, SONGS & SYMPHONIES (1993) *
14297 - Hölderlin - HÖLDERLINS TRAUM (1993) *
14298 - Birth Control - BÄNG (1993) *
14866 - Yatha Sidhra - A MEDITATION MASS (1993) *
14867 - Sameti - SAMETI (1994) *
14872 - Wallenstein - COSMIC CENTURY (1993) *
14879 - Mythos - MYTHOS (1994) *
14880 - Emtidi - SAAT (1994) *
14882 - Bröselmaschine - BRÖSELMASCHINE (1994) *