Sep 5, 2019
Shelby Cinca is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Swedish Columbia Records with the release of a 24 track compilation album entitled Slow Blade. Strongly believing that the slow blade penetrates the shield, which has more than resonated in Shelby journey to this point, the label continues to thrust of forward will still paying homage to its roots and influences.
First tearing his way on to the music scene with the post-hardcore / math rock group Frodus, Cinca would stumble upon a and nanoloop compilation in the early 2000s that would shift his artistic direction. What began as a tour bus pass time of making music with Gameboy sounds, it would begin to break through with Shelby finding himself in the Myspace / Blog house movement before it's twilight.
From their Swedish Columbia would continue as a connection of like minded individuals between D.C. and Sweden, exploring and expanding into new territories eventually penetrating its way into a new realms with connections to the cult classic video game Hotline Miami and its sequel.
Swedish Colombia's releases are more than audio homages to the sounds of the 80s and video game soundtracks, as the label tries to create a connection with more than just a playable product with their physical releases, adding depth through retro-styled cases, elaborate artwork, and even board games.
Shelby Cinca joins me on the DTP to discuss finding that nanoloop tape in Germany, his transition to electronic music, Dune, wrestling, and 10 years of Swedish Columbia Records!