Thursday, 10 June 2010

Witch Trial - Witch House Net Label

As far as I can tell Witch Trial is the first dedicated netlabel for the Witch House scene; although most artists operating within the genre have been putting out free stuff, this is the first label to officially put full free releases out for them.  It put it's first release up three weeks ago in LAKE RDIO's Blair Ep, followed by H∆UNT3D HOUS3 and GuMMy†Be▲R!

How well received this will be within the community remains to be seen. The high walled Witch House group on Last.FM has already denied these three artists the right for inclusion within the group.  Up until now the two leaders of that group have been acting as gatekeepers into this world, but now it's all out there in the public domain with anyone being able to get into the bands and aspiring artists able to freely mix their own tastes into the signatory sounds of the genre. Cross-pollination is always needed for survival, with anything (just ask Simon Reynolds!).  Of these three GuMMy†Be▲R! are my choice pick; there's something tangibly cankerous and dread about the depths they drag their samples down to and the ghostly airless spaces they leave them hanging in.

The cloaked seclusion of Witch House has been removed, forcibly, and now the light is fully upon it!


  1. its interesting isnt it! like the outcasts from the scene have made their own label, we'll have to see if any more records come out from it though!
    Oh and the picture totally some up witch house being covered in light!!

  2. Wow. I decide to search up my label and I found this :) I appreciate you taking the time to give our stuff a listen. As of the Witch House group, don't pay any attention to them. Yeah, I am a part of it but the bro who runs it is pretty elitist. He wouldn't even let LAKE R▲DIO join. Oh, new release on the way.

  3. This is so awesome. I thank you so much. I am really enjoying this new genre. It's so good. I can't wait to hear more. These guys got it all goin' on. About time someone did something original. Keep up the good work. It's very refreshing.