"emit is a division of time recording ltd."

Ambient label from Nottingham UK, originally active between 1994-1998. Founded by Chris Allen and David Thompson (6), operating under the umbrella of Time Recording Ltd. with Thompson in the A&R role. Noted for its distinctive animal-themed release artwork created by The Designers Republic. The label emblem on most releases appears to be a stylized form of the kanji 輝 (ki) meaning "radiance" or "sparkle".

Many releases declared their use of the Roland Sound Space (R.S.S) 3D sound imaging system as part of the recording process at Square Centre Studios.

In 2003 the label was relaunched and rebranded as "em:t records".

Catalogue numbers:
The last two digits indicate the year of release, e.g. "94" represents 1994. The first two digits indicate the order of release within that year, e.g. sequence starting at "00", followed by "11", etc.
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Contact Info:
t:me Recording Ltd
The Square Centre
389-394 Alfred Street North

Tel: +44 (0)115 985 9595
Fax: +44 (0)115 941 2277

email: [email protected]

(contact information is obsolete)


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0094 em:t 0094  album cover Various em:t 0094(CD, Comp, P/Mixed) em:t 0094 UK 1994 Sell This Version
0095 Gas 0095  album cover Gas (2) Gas 0095 (Album) 0095 UK 1994 Sell This Version
0096 Lucid Dreams 0096  album cover Lucid Dreams Lucid Dreams 0096(CD, Album) em:t 0096 UK 1996 Sell This Version
0097 Slim 0097  album cover Slim Slim 0097(CD, Album) em:t 0097 UK 1997 Sell This Version
0098 Natural Language 0098  album cover Natural Language Natural Language 0098(CD, Album) em:t 0098 UK 1998 Sell This Version
1194 Woob 1194  album cover Woob Woob 1194 (Album) 1194 UK 1994 Sell This Version
1195 Miasma 1195  album cover Miasma Miasma 1195(CD, Album) em:t 1195 UK 1995 Sell This Version
1196 Carl Stone 1196  album cover Carl Stone Carl Stone 1196(CD, Album) em:t 1196 UK 1996 Sell This Version
1197 em:t 1197  album cover Various em:t 1197(CD, Comp) em:t 1197 UK 1997 Sell This Version
2294 Qubism 2294  album cover Qubism Qubism 2294(CD, Album) em:t 2294 UK 1994 Sell This Version
2295 em:t 2295  album cover Various em:t 2295 (Comp) 2295 UK 1995 Sell This Version
2296 em:t 2296  album cover Various em:t 2296(CD, Comp) em:t 2296 UK 1996 Sell This Version
2297 Beatsystem 2297  album cover Beatsystem Beatsystem 2297(CD, Album) em:t 2297 UK 1997 Sell This Version
3394 em:t 3394  album cover Various em:t 3394(CD, Comp) em:t 3394 UK 1994 Sell This Version
3395 International Peoples Gang 3395  album cover International Peoples Gang International Peoples Gang 3395(CD, Album, P/Mixed) em:t 3395 UK 1995 Sell This Version
3396 Undark 3396  album cover Undark Undark 3396(CD, Album) em:t 3396 UK 1996 Sell This Version
4495 Woob² 4495  album cover Woob Woob² 4495(CD, Album, P/Mixed) em:t 4495 UK 1995 Sell This Version
5595 em:t 5595  album cover Various em:t 5595(CD, Comp, Mixed) em:t 5595 UK 1995 Sell This Version

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December 20, 2018
been listening to the early relealeses in their time...loved them all specially Woob and Gas


September 7, 2018
I'd bet these would look really sweet on vinyl. I can't find their bandcamp page anymore unfortunately.


June 1, 2018
anyone know why the bandcamp page died? was planning on buying some of the releases :(


June 29, 2014
edited over 6 years ago
"Cult" ambient label from the UK ultimately best known for ripping off (not paying) its artists.


June 4, 2010
edited over 11 years ago
A label with consistently high-quality releases full of creative, nature-themed ambient/downtempo/world music that's strangely both nostalgic and futuristic at the same time. Having only somewhat recently discovered em:t, I now feel I'd been missing out. And yet, the highlights of the catalogue being t:meless, they still warrant listens some 15 years later. The obscurity of the CDs can be frustrating for some, but I feel the search is part of the experience. And I'll hunt down all of them one day.