Welcome to the Ether  

January 2019

It is not our preferred state of being, but since we can't be everywhere at once it will have to suffice.


2182 Recording Company is a project of W. David Oliphant, Robert Anderson, and Ryan J Bruce.  We share an interest in sounds that engage beyond just listening.  These sounds are rooted in a history of creation in Arizona that involves people that were inspired and supported by people who do things differently.  If what you hear and see inspires you, then we hope you engage with us.

Derek Monypeny's West Coast Mini Tour

March 8, 2020

Derek Monypeny is going on a short spring tour.  Check information below:


March 21 - Portland, OR - No Fun
March 22 - Eugene, OR - Stahman Guitars
March 23 - Sacramento, CA - Luna's Cafe

2182 to Release Derek Monypeny's The Hand as Dealt

February 8, 2020

2182 is excited to be releasing The Hand as Dealt by Derek Monypeny.  The Hand as Dealt is a double LP release with limited edition 7 inch.  The record was recorded in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree, California and is inspired by and dedicated to Umm Kulthum, Terry Riley, Alice Coltrane, and Don Cherry. Monypeny, who was born and raised in Yuma, has spent time in the Freak of Araby Ensemble with Richard Bishop and the trio ALTO!. This creative solo progression is due in June 2020. 

2182 Signs Tucson's Algae & Tentacles

January 10, 2020

We are excited to announce the forthcoming release by Tucson's Algae & Tentacles.  This will coincide with the release of John Melillo's book The Poetry of Noise from Dada to Punk from Bloomsbury Publishing.

Mount Meru Anthology Series

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© 2019-2020 by Twenty One Eighty Two Recording Company.

2182 kHz was used as the distress frequency on shortwave radio.  The Recording Company was certainly borne out of this spirit, but not everything you hear or see will be distressing.
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