Moving Furniture Records is a label based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands specialized in releasing experimental electronic run by Sietse van Erve, started in October 2008. The label has as strong focus on drones, experimental ambient, minimalist, microtonal and field-recordings music, but we don’t limit us to this.
Moving Furniture Records has released music by both renowned, musicians such as Frans de Waard, Gareth Davis & Merzbow, BJNilsen and Machinefabriek, as (young) new talent such as Find Hope In Darkness, Zeno van den Broek, Bas van Huizen, Rose & Sandy and Haarvöl.
Since 2018 Moving Furniture Records has a small sublabel called Eliane Tapes on which music is released dedicated to and inspired by the work of Eliane Radigue.
The first release was by Kassel Jaeger and many more are planned for 2018 and 2019.
See all our releases on our releases page
Further we do organize shows in Amsterdam, mostly with a focus on electronic and electro-acoustic music. In the past we also put on shows for psychedelic and experimental guitar music.
Demo policy (updated September 3rd, 2018)
Before we start talking about demos: we have a schedule running to the end of 2019, so you have to be patient if you want to release with us. It can take weeks, if not months before I get back to you (Moving Furniture Records is a one-man operation and run in the evening hours, besides a full-time job, there is only so much we can do…). Basically it also means it is very likely that Moving Furniture Records will not release your album. Only when my mind is blown away I will release it.
At this moment we can’t accept anymore new demos. Our schedule is full until end 2019 and we can’t add anything extra.
If you want to release on Moving Furniture Records and submit a demo please come back to us in May 2019, this will be for releases in 2020.
We won’t listen to your demo submitted before May 2019 and your e-mail will be removed without reading.
When MFR does accept demos again, this is only through a private streaming link on Soundcloud or similar services (this does not have to be the full releases, with 10 minutes I usually know if I like it or not). I don’t want downloads until we ask for this.
If I like what I hear I will ask for a download of a full album. If I don’t want to release it I will let you know. Due to limited time unfortunately I can’t give feedback anymore like I used to a while ago.
If you do want to send your demo please keep your mail short. I want to know who you are, what you want to present, what you have done before, why you want to release on MFR and why you think it fits within the MFR catalog (be creative and surprise us). But please keep it below 250 words.
When you send us a demo please always to provide your full name, I don’t like replying to anonymous e-mails. Aside from this it is also about the personal touch. Moving Furniture Records is my second family and some of the musicians I work with have become really good friends. My sound strange, but a personal click is important as well.
While Moving Furniture Records is not a political movement, we do not release music by racists, bigots, people who are anti-LGBTIQA, sexists, religious fanatics or other people who discriminate others for who they are. In this case, you know who you are, please do not send us your demo. You just don’t fit in with our label.
Eliane Tapes Demo Submissions
When you want to submit something for the Eliane Tapes series please submit only music which was really recorded as dedication or directly inspired by to the work of Eliane Radigue. I would love to hear in your e-mail why she is so important to you.
You want to play in Amsterdam?
I love to help you out performing in Amsterdam if the music fits with what MFR does. We only organize shows for experimental ambient, electro-acoustic music, drone, minimalism, field-recordings etc. Of course I do make some small exceptions, but keep this in mind.
If it doesn’t fit with what I do of course i know some people so we can give you some names and such, but this is a very limited service I can give.
When you contact MFR always give the dates you are available, because I can’t look in your agenda what would suite for you.
Sietse van Erve
Moving Furniture Records
September 3rd, 2018
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(have you read everything above? If not and I notice this from the e-mail I do not reply. My time is unfortunately limited as you can read above).