map / project
"Eilean" means Island in Scottish Gaelic. The concept of the label is based on a map of an imaginary land, a new continent with 100 points on it, as a framework. Each releases is associated to a point on this map. Each music artists choose a number between 1 and 100, and it give a place on the map.. Each release will fill an area on the map around one point, giving it colors, relief, details.The music artist creates a new region, a new area in the Eilean map, a new vision. He gives his contribution, an imprint to the island. Once 100 releases are done, the map will be full, the label will end.
Each album has a corresponding part of the map with the number inside the CD release. Like a puzzle, by the end of the project, all the inside cards side by side on a wall will show the complete Eilean Rec. map. On the verso side of the card, the project is completed by some soils samples from each music artists, from where they live, collected by eilean rec., at home, in some little glass jars. Each music artists involved in the label is invited to send some few grams from the soil where he lives when he begins his sounds works. It will be, at the end of the project / label in some few years, a testimony, some prints from this new land, in the way of a curiosity cabinet.