Discus Music



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.


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News and work in progress

Very excited to announce a host of upcoming releases by a number of our favourite colleagues doing their own music!  Discus Music will be releasing the next CD "Digging For Memories" by Laura Cole & Metamorphic, and Laura also plans to make a solo record for the label. We also have a new recording by Trevor Watts & Stephen Grew in early 2017, already in the can and raising funds for production cost via Kickstarter.  Stephen also has some plans for a real surprise trio, more on this to follow.....   Dave Kane recently scored a major triumph with his solo bass piece The Kleshas, which was premiered at the 2016 Marsden Jazz Festival.  We're very please to announce that a studio version of this wonderful piece will be released by Discus in 2017.  Slightly further down the road Discus will also be releasing "One Last Noose", a trio CD by Mat Maneri, Lucian Ban & Corey Mwamba.  And finally we're talking to our old friend Keith Jafrate about releasing work by his long running project Orfeo 5.


Julie Tippetts & Martin Archer CD #5 is gradually taking shape with first vocal sessions planned for early 2017.


Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere third CD also well underway with band sessions completed and post production / arrangements well in progress.  Early 2017 release if we get a move on.


Martin's large scale AACM inspired jazz group Engine Room Favourites will be convening in Peter Gabriel's Real World 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".


Having come to the end of a busy gigging year in 2016, partly supported by Jazz North's Northern Line touring scheme, Inclusion Principle will be meeting over the winter months to explore new material for their fourth CD on Discus Music.


Martin Archer formed a new trio in 2016 - DAS RAD - with Nick Robinson and Steve Dinsdale.  The group will be recording and hopefully gigging a bit during 2017.


It is, as they say, all systems go.  This music has to be made, and we will make it.



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.