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“This is a mix based around a bunch of tracks from the 130701 vaults, expanded with the inclusion of a number of other artists, old and new, whose approaches I’ve found inspiring. It’s all people who one way or another are stretching things. I love music that’s rooted in strong melodies or rhythms, but I love it even more when these are eaten away at, undermined and pulled apart.  Hopefully this is a mix that takes you on a journey and shows how broad 130701’s scope might be” ~ Dave Howell

Following nearly three years of silence, FatCat’s 130701 imprint was reactivated at the end of 2015, with a number of new releases and signings lined up ahead of 2016 – the fifteenth anniversary of the label that played a pioneering role in the development of today’s vibrant post-classical scene.

Titled after the date of it’s inception on the 13th of July, 2001

Having begun life on 13th July 2001 (hence the label’s superficially cryptic name) for the release of the first Set Fire To Flames record ‘Sings Reign Rebuilder’, the pioneering 130701 imprint was ahead of the curve, becoming what Drowned In Sound called “something of a blueprint outlet for instrumental based musicians worldwide whose creations don’t quite fit safely into any genre or roster.” Growing to encompass a hugely influential, high quality stable of artists operating at the cutting edge of the modern classical genre, 130701 has come to embody incredibly graceful and evocative music with a huge emotional weight.

Tracking back 15 years ago, Set Fire To Flames were the sole reason we set up 130701. They were a collective of 13 musicians from Montreal, including seven members of Godspeed

Initially established as an outlet for Montreal-based Set Fire To Flames (a 13-piece collective featuring members of Godspeed you black emperor!, A Silver Mt Zion, etc), the label has been home to some of the most recognisable names in the broad-reaching post-classical field, having introduced the likes of Max Richter and Hauschka, as well as becoming a home for pianist / composers Dustin O’Halloran, Sylvain Chauveau, and recent Golden Globe winner / double Oscar nominee Johann Johannsson.

The FatCat sub label has remained at the forefront of a post classical movement which remains focused on musical output and quality rather than hype or anticipation.


With a sound and identity that is both eclectic yet coherently unified over the course of our release history, 130701 may not have been prolific but has rigorously maintained a seriously high quality control bar from the outset and, as No Ripcord wrote, “has released some of the most important records of the last decade and single-handedly defined the post-classical genre.”

Looking to expand the scope of its repertoire, the signing of a number of new artists – Dmitry Evgrafov, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Ian William Craig, Resina, Olivier Alary – marks an invigorating injection of fresh blood for 130701, and the 15th anniversary celebrations planned for 2106 will be marked by further new signings / releases, reissues and live activity involving many of the labels historical roster.

Eleven into Fifteen: a 130701 Compilation Various Artists



  1. Electronic Explorations - 433 - Dave Howell (130701 Mix) [FatCat]
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  3. 01. Olivier Alary - Khaltoum
  4. 02. 2.Laura Naukkarinen - Genesis
  5. 03. Stars Of The Lid - Fac 21
  6. 04. Set Fire To Flames - Cote D'Abrahams Roomtone
  7. 05. Hauschka - Sitze
  8. 06. Sylvain Chauveau - Granulation 4
  9. 07. Ian William Craig - A Single Hope
  10. 08. Rachel's - Even / Odd
  11. 09. Hildur Gudnadottir - Erupting Light
  12. 10. Michael Nyman - A Walk Through H
  13. 11. Resina - Afterimage
  14. 12. Max Richter - in Louisville at 7
  15. 13. Steve Reich - Piano Phase
  16. 14. Dmitry Evgrafov - Ptichka
  17. 15. Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch - Tulsi
  18. 16. Colin Stetson - Tiger Tiger Crane
  19. 17. Set Fire To Flames - Fukt Percussive
  20. 18. Arthur Russsell - Wax The Van
  21. 19. Rachel's - Where Have All My Files Gone?
  22. 20. Olivier Alary - Autodrome
  23. 21. Adrian Klumpes - weave In And Out
  24. 22. Hauschka - Vakuum One
  25. 23. Chris Abrahams - Scale upon The Land
  26. 24. Tsegue Maryam Gebrue - The Homeless Wanderer
  27. 25. Max Richter - Song
  28. 26. William Basinski - Melancholia III