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VITAL WEEKLY = number 635 – week 28

The first release is a duo recording with Birgit Uhler, who plays trumpet, radio and objects. The six pieces were recorded in Hamburg in 2007. They play their instruments like objects like so many do these days. There is however one thing which makes them a bit different and that is the volume they use. In this area its not uncommon to play things at a soft level, but here the instruments are loud (well, relatively speaking) and clear. They play some intense pieces, exploring their instruments in unusual manner and making some intense listening. A very fine work that has the right length of thirty-two minutes, which requires your full concentration. (Frans De Waard)


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Birgit Ulher(de) Heddy Boubaker(fr) Upside Down


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40 copies limited edition

There are 2 things i like to talk about this magic number:-)

Most people will think selling 40 copies of cds is nothing, i think so too, at the begining. Then (whoever that tried) knew that that’s no true. Selling 40 copies of cds is not easy. If a distro are willing to carry 5 copies, you will need to look for 8 distros. And if you are in the market you know 8 distros are a big number. And further more is, no many distro will carry 5 copies, they take 3 or 4. Mostly on consignment, then they send you the cds back after years.

On the other hands, most people will think that the musician(s) will not interested in making 40 copies limited edition cdR. That’s partly correct, because some of them do too, the idea  behind of the WHY NOT LTD is to make the good recording available, to see the daylight, even just a limited copy, and the musician can re-release the album else where on other label, on net etc… so why not??

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Murmansk:: (1st album reissue)

Murmansk is from Dublin, Ireland. We traded CDs when my Nerve Center was released in 2002. IN return, this is the album which they sent to me, their 1st album.

The cover image of the re-issue was taken by me from the backyard of the Deserted Village when i visiting Dublin (and did a lot of recording session with them and many others) in 2004.

And i still look forward to visit there again.

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A Day In Life

Today i spent a few hours to work on a minor update on the webpage, in the beginning i thought it was an easy job. The beginning mean the day i started the webpage.  So you can tell i m not a pro, and you’re right, i m not a pro, not on web design, not even on computer.

And WNL did not own a web domain, Herbal International too, we still using the, and we are not allow to make a direct link from wiki… (…am i complaining?)

But hey, Why Not Ltd hit 20 releases by now! With the new release of Birgit Ulher and Heddy Boubaker, and W98, we have 21 releases! We have range from electronic, techno, to electro-acoustic improv, field recording, noise…  and we are still open to proposal, we know there are still a lot talented or talentless (who cares?) out there, send us your master piece! We look forward for 50 release in 5 years… or maybe shorter.

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Brief History of Why Not Ltd


Why Not Ltd is a 40 copies limited edition cdR release, focus on experimental music in general.

Brief History

WNL was started in mid 2005, the idea came about in the morning before i have lunch, i was in the studio and the idea just came:”Hey, Why not have a series of cdR release in limited edition? You can have it in small amount so that you wounldn’t have to have problem with the stock, and you can release whatever you like!”

Yeah, why not?

So that’s how i started WNL, there is nothing fancy, at first it was just a new series from Herbal, the parent label, but soon it shown the potential to stay alone as a label.

No so long later, we received more demo proposal then Herbal ever, so we have to come up with the demo policy (which we never have this problem with Herbal)

Demo Policy (pls read this before you contact us regarding the related subject)

1, NO DEMO, send us MASTERPIECE. if we like it we will release it straight away, maybe in 24 hours. don’t send us anything which no ready for release.

2, DON’T ASK. We will let you know if we are going to release it, it will take 1 hour to 5 years for us to decide.

3, WE Will NOT PAY ARTIST(S). even if we release your stuff, you only get the product, no cash. yes, we are making money out of you, take this to your consideration before you send us anything.

We have our own webpage too, stay alone from Herbal 🙂

From now on i will add info about the release one by one, even though most of them are out of print, but who know, from time to time i have something back in stock.

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