Editions Mego Expands with New GRM Sub-Label

Editions Mego Expands with New GRM Sub-Label
In the last while, forward-thinking electronic/experimental imprint Editions Mego has branched out with various sub-labels, such as Spectrum Spools (run by Emeralds' John Elliott), the Stephen O'Malley-curated Ideologic Organ and, most recently, a left-field house imprint called Sensate Focus. Now, the Mego family has expanded further with the launch of another new subsidiary called GRM.

According to an announcement from Mego, GRM is focused on releasing vinyl works from the archives of Groupe de Recherches Musicales, a highly influential musique concrète collective formed in the late 1950s by French composer Pierre Schaeffer.

GRM's intention is to reissue the collective's work in batches of two that will be available every three months. The releases will all be recut at Dubplates & Mastering and feature brand new artwork from Stephen O'Malley, along with French and English texts.

"Some of these pioneering works have been out of print in this format for over 30 years, and would be a valuable addition to any serious collection of electronic music," the label says.

GRM will kick off with Schaeffer's Le Trièdre fertile and Guy Reibel's Granulations-Sillages / Franges du Signe. Both releases will be available on June 5, and more information is available here, where you can also pre-orders for both albums.