Doing what we can. Thanks for reading.
2182 kHz was used as the distress frequency on shortwave radio. 2182 Recording Company was certainly borne out of this spirit, but not everything you hear or see will be distressing.
The collaboration between Anderson and Bruce developed out of an interest to see sounds from a particular time and place in Arizona and beyond be released and archived. We have found a kinship in each other and believe that there are people who share this bond as well.
We have been working on this project since 2014, but it finally took form after organizing a few experimental film and sound evenings. After those performances, we found similar interests that led to a reissue of Sir Richard Bishop and W David Oliphant's Beyond All Defects. This release was part of a four album series called the Mount Meru Anthology that included albums by Sun City Girls, Sunn Trio, and the Alternative Particle Choir (Alan Bishop, W. David Oliphant, and Joel Robinson). From these release, we have worked to make connections with musicians and sound artists that are interested in approaching sound with a particular reverence for the listener. We don't profess to have many answers, but we certainly have a lot of ideas. We hope the label operates in a way that reflects that idea.
Our offices are located down a dirt road, over a wash, and are often shared by javalinas and migrants or at least these folks would be welcomed when they arrived. While we would welcome you as well, we aren’t giving out our location to anyone. Anonymity can be sacred.
To get a hold of us, you may send promos, demos, letters, and sustenance to:
2182 Recording Company, PO Box 1885, Tucson, AZ 85702
2182 Recording Company, P.O. Box 50894, Phoenix, AZ 85076
Via email: 2182recordingcompany AT gmail dot com Phone: 520.227.6547