since the early 80s, there has been a distinguished experimental and diy scene in milan. the black sweat records label, which was created in 2012 by davide domenichini, a.k.a. dome, can be understood as a continuation of that tradition. besides publishing outstanding re-issues of local and international line-ups, the label is bringing out new artists. the influence of their mentors—the italian pioneers of that era—is loud and clear.
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entire volumes could be written about the output of the label vinyl on demand. the roughly 150 re-releases of obscure, long-forgotten material—mostly located somewhere between experimental, minimal, and early-80s noise—each has its own story. here a mere two of our favorites briefly are introduced.