Edible Onion is a record label out of Philadelphia, PA focused on hand-packaged, limited edition releases. We are interested in using collaboration as a way to strengthen the natural bonds between the visual and musical arts as well as their respective communities. We also hope to put something beautiful back into the art of releasing music amidst the frenzy of the digital world. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have a project you'd like to share with us.
Queen of the Invisible LP Available Now
In the fall of 2010, visual artist and vocalist/violinist Mandy Katz (Geb the Great Cackler, etc.) began working out vocal melodies to accompany compositions written by pianist Ross Lipton. Lipton's compositions grew out of an interest in developing a musical structure that avoids repetition in favor of episodic structures. The two worked together to arrange a song cycle. The collaboration resulted in Queen of the Invisible, an episodic suite that inhabits the terrain between dissonance and harmony, narrative and fragmentation. After the composition process was complete, Lipton worked with Darian Scatton in further orchestrating the pieces. This process involved a revolving cast of musicians, such as Sean Ali (Upright Bass), Jeff Russ (Cello), Ben Schurr (Harmonium, Percussion), Etienne Rigo (Violin), Gabrielle Smith (Vocal, Percussion), Sam Parry (Vocal), and Darian Scatton (Harp, Bass Clarinet, Bowed Saw).
Queen of the Invisible comes packaged with screen printed sleeves and lyric inserts containing illustrations by Caroline Achaetel. Each sleeve is hand cut to reveal a copper moon beneath the forest illustration of the cover. More Information / Buy
Still Sweet Pirouette 7"
Still Sweet's first 7" collects two new songs written by Darian Scatton and recorded in the spring and summer of 2012 with Benjamin Schurr (percussion & electric bass) and Gabrielle Smith (backing vocals). Taking advantage of the 7" format, this release presents Scatton's music at its most concise and immediate and draws on his prolonged love for 60's girl groups and synth pop. Purchase Here