2.Spilled 11 is no longer a musical release. Why?
I know that even in this tiny musical niche we’re not free from societys shit and we can’t live outside of the world. But I never thought i would have to say this: Spilled will not tolerate transphobe or homophobe speech, sexism, racism and any other violent expression, verbal or non-verbal. This includes as well the protection of the agressors. Saying: But he is not always like that.. or: There is a conspiracy going on against him.. bullshit!
I want Spilled to be free from hatred; i am happy that i did not published any work by the person i am talking about. We were in contact though and he proposed me some of his stuff; i liked it; it was modern noise music, right down my alley, like they say; i recognized he had tapes out on labels i like myself and with whom i worked for my own musical releases and i told him he can get back to me once he finished the work. Anyway, it never came to any more than talking and planing; he even wrote me a mail saying he gave up on the demo for Spilled.. So why i am so touched by this?
I did actually published a tape by someone else, someone who now tries to protect and discuss away that persons alt-right chauvinist and plain disgusting outings and even tried to pressure me into some sort of silence; i mean it was just by telling me i should stop sending out tweets about it, retweeting some of my favorite labels which had made a clear decision; because hate-speech is a serious thing and has consequences. So he said: If you keep tweeting this I will publish his next tape.. and from that point for me it was clear. Was it just plain provocation? A bad joke? I could not laugh about that.
Misogynist speech and transphobia are not points that can be discussed; like some old saying goes: Transphobia is not an opinion, it’s just wrong! and there is a clear line. If you are in possession of Spilled 11 – which from now on is no longer a musical release; it’s a so-called ‘Misprint’ – keep the tape; do what you want; keep your collection intact; but listen to this band instead:
Thank you for your understanding, i know this is harsh.
Only two days later the statement disappeared from the label’s bandcamp site.
The statement that I copied and pasted here is from now on fiction.
Damian is a fictitious character.
Spilled Records is a fictitious label.
The Spilled 11 link will take you to the staaltape shop.