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
On impulse, Martin Archer has made available two very different archive releases on download only. 77DL and 76DL are musically both very different beasts - check them out!
At the factory:
Das Rad - Nick Robinson / Martin Archer / Steve Dinsdale - creative rock music.
Close to completion:
Beck Hunters - a new album from Mick Beck / Anton Hunter / Johnny Hunter.
Very pleased to announce Discus Music will be hosting the next Geordie Approach CD
Anthropology Band - Martin Archer / Pat Thomas / Chris Sharkey / Dave Kane / Peter Fairclough / Corey Mwamba / Charlotte Keeffe - music in the electric Miles continuum.
Julie Tippetts & Martin Archer CD #5 - working title Illusion.
Martin Archer / Bo Meson - a new piece inspired by Matt Damon’s 288 word script in the latest Bourne movie.
Martin Archer - Another Fantastic Individual - a solo album of mainly multi-tracked saxophone quartets.
A twinkle in our eye:
Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere - Theta Five
Inclusion Principle - fourth album.
Discus Music on Bandcamp
Eagle eyed visitors may spot that up in the right hand corner there is now a link to Discus' Bandcamp account. This has been opened for the benefit of listeners who use that site as a first call when searching for new music, or for those of you who are more comfortable using that site for your CD and download purchases, or who prefer to stream music using the Bandcamp app. NB though - it is 20% more expensive to buy from Bandcamp than direct from Discus because they charge you VAT, and I can't offer you the £25+ discount on that platform.
Details of all Discus related live concerts can be accessed on the Discus Concerts Facebook page..
All prices include postage and packing worldwide. There is 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. Pricing is identical on the main site and on the Bandcamp site, but please note that the £25+ purchase discount is not available on Bandcamp, who also charge VAT and take a commission. So Bandcamp is fine... but you pay more and Discus gets less.