This label was founded in 1994 by Martin Archer and Mick Beck, and is the CD imprint for releases by their many and various projects. Limited in its scope only by the imagination of the artists, the sounds to be found on the label vary between electronic rock music, free jazz, extended songform, improvised music, and other releases which simply cannot be categorised. Please do spend some time browsing around our site and listening to the various music examples to be found here.
News and work in progress
Julie Tippetts & Martin Archer CD #5 is gradually taking shape with recent sessions played by Corey Mwamba, Peter Fairclough and Seth Bennett. - one CD of songs and textures and another of... well, something rather different. 2017 release.
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere third CD also well underway with band sessions completed and post production / arrangements well in progress. Late 2016 release if we get a move on.
Martin's large scale AACM inspired jazz group Engine Room Favourites will be convening in the studio once more in early 2017 to work on new material for a third CD release on Discus, titled Safety Signal From A Target Town.
A third Juxtavoices CD/DVD (May Contain Notes) will be released before the end of 2016, featuring all the choir's music which was composed and performed over the last three years.
Discus will shortly be expanding into a new area via a couple of vinyl only releases. Two planned quartet albums by Martin Archer, Stephen Grew, Graham Clark and Johnny Hunter and by Martin Archer, Corey Mwamba, Seth Bennett and Peter Fairclough are likely to be released in this format. The concept is to realise each of these works very quickly - one day writing, one day rehearsing, one day recording, one day producing.
Please note there is now an automatic discount for larger orders - if you spend more than £25, any value in excess of £25 is automatically discounted by 30% when you check out. This gives broadly the same result as our old "buy two at full price and get a third one at a discount" system. All prices include postage and packing worldwide.