Label Profile: PRAH Recordings

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PRAH artists
PRAH Recordings artists. From the left: Bryce Hackford, Oliver Coates, Tim Etchells & Aisha Orazbayeva, Suokas.

It makes sense that the story of PRAH Recordings is steeped in mystery. Since 2013, the label has occasioned a small but strategically expansive set of releases unbound by genre or creed, with experimental aims but no single target. Stephen Bass—the mastermind behind PRAH—speaks excitedly about new prospects for contemporary classical music and the kind of experimentation favored by the art-aligned improv set, but he also rises at the mention of acid house, punk rock and modern jazz. His listening habits have followed the usual twists and turns of a lifetime’s worth of curious aural pursuits.

PRAH evolved out of Bass’s involvement with Moshi Moshi Records, a larger label whose roster has included Hot Chip, Bloc Party, Lykke Li, Florence and the Machine, Disclosure and more. PRAH shares a home base in London, but…

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