“ UK record label specialising in neofolk/ power electronics/ doom-drone/ ambient „
Cold Spring is a unique and prolific UK based record label and distributor that specialises in the genres of neofolk, power electronics, dark ambient, drone, orchestral scores, minimalist industrial and noise. The label is very committed to only releasing material that it considers interesting and worthwile, and they also operate as a distributor for music in the same vein, with a catalogue (downloadable and spanning 182 pages) full of obtuse, innovative and obscure releases from around the globe.
The online catalogue is easy to use and very interesting to browse through, and the site's main page also boasts a lenghty playlist of tracks from albums available through the site. This playlist is, like their stock, very eclectic, and again browsing through it or simply letting it play through is frequently both suprising and rewarding.
Cold Spring's service is excellent, with items arriving extremely quickly and well packaged, with lots of intriguing album-flyers normally thrown in as well, and they also sell through ebay, if you prefer to shop through them. They take the usual payments, eg paypal, visa cards, etc, and are highly trustworthy. The website itself is fast, easy to navigate and visually appealing as well.
The only downside is that the prices of their items can sometimes be pretty expensive, although there are also some good deals to be had as well. A highly professional and eclectic record label and distributor with an intriguing aesthetic and some fascinating releases on offer.