Independent Philippine Electronic Music netlabel
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QED RECORDS is a netlabel originally based in the Philippines, but now recently relocated to Hayward, California. It is the brainchild of Acid42 a.k.a. Lionel Valdellon. It went online June 25, 2004 as an alternative channel through which he could offer his music free on the web and quickly grew into an online showcase of electronic music made by colleagues and countrymen.
Free music is good. Online record labels offer a musical diversity unavailable over the counter at your nearest record store. What’s more, because the music is on the web and is free, anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can access it.
This is a means to share the music freely. Music as pure message. It is a revolt against the status quo of music as cliched, banal, disposable commercial product.
In a country like the Philippines, where most commercially available music is either brainless, bandwagon-following novelty pop or plain-jane folksy acoustic remakes of older, far more intelligence-deadening radio hits, there are NO avenues for electronic musicians. And yet, the small local community of enthusiasts and home studio producers has thrived. The internet then is an avenue, a way to share and promote the machine music we produce in this little corner of the world.
Welcome to our revolution. Welcome to Q.E.D.
QED : Quod Erat Demonstrandum : that which was to be proven.
A latin phrase written at the end of a mathematical proof to show that the result required for the proof to be complete has been obtained. See Wikipedia entry on the latin phrase.