For the moment, Munich imprint Gomma seems to be one of a handful of widely distributed independent labels that is making some sort of positive impact in popular culture.
They possess an unmistakable aesthetic that informs not only the label’s musical signings but also the cover art. It’s no wonder then that the label, founded by the cleverly named Telonius and Munk, is also a graphic design collective.
The label has also been home to hip artists such WhoMadeWho and New York City’s Phenomenal Handclap often drawing comparisons to DFA in terms of sound and objective. In addition, the label also small runs of t-shirts, publishes a poster zine called Amore, and curates a gallery night called MondoGomma Pictureshows.
The label has also helped to define a new model of success in the age of digital music by combining so many complementary disciplines into a new model of what a label should be without ever skimping on the music in the process.
Sub label: Toy Tonics
Web site: www.gomma.de
Last FM: www.last.fm/label/Gomma
Address: Schellingstr 20, 80799 Munich, Germany
Gomma-182 - Mercury EP
Gomma-181 - Moullinex – Darkest Night EP
Gomma-179 - Moullinex – Flora Club Versions EP
Gomma-176 - The Barking Dogs - Your High EP
Gomma-174 - Los Amigos Invisibles & Dimitri From Paris - Glad To Know You EP
MOST SUCCESSFUL TRACKS
Munk & James Murphy: Kick Out The Chairs
Moullinex: Take My Pain Away
Munk: La Musica
Telonius & Peaches: Our Love
Esperanza: Alliante Gallo
Daniel Avery & The Deadstock 33s: Nylon Icon
Telonius: Kiss Your Face
Hard Ton: Food Of Love
Moullinex: Darkest Night
The Deadstock 33s: The Pilgrim’s Ghost
Munk, Telonius, Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca, Mercury, Moullinex, The Barking Dogs, The KDMS