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THE COMPLETE M&E CATALOGUE: 1987-2003

Between March 1987 and May 2003, M&E released 597 cassettes and 2 CD's. This feature lists the whole lot in alphabetical order...

 
 

"THE BEST OF MUSIC & ELSEWHERE" - THE FINAL CATALOGUE

Published in the summer of 1998, this was the last of our three major catalogues. Here, all 36 pages have been lovingly scanned and published again for your visual stimulation. It's all been indexed too, I'm nice like that, or you can use the little arrows at the bottom of each page to browse through like you were reading it on paper. Sigh...

 
 

THE LAST AUDIOZINE - THE UNRELEASED RISE 2003 EDITION!

Ten years late it may have been, but we at Music & Elsewhere were pleased to finally round off the number of releases to an even 600, with what should have been a C-90 in May 2003, but ended up as a 'virtual album' available free on Soundcloud in February 2013. It was originally removed in January 2014 to make space for the new M&E Showcases, but those didn't really work out as well as we had hoped and are unlikely to be revived anytime soon. So,  I'm pleased to say it is now back online and available to listen to and/or download at your pleasure.

 
 
 
 

MUSIC & ELSEWHERE: A CHART HISTORY...

From the moment The Mmattrix Distribution Service became known as M&E in April 1992, we began to compile charts, really just as a bit of fun. But then the charts went on to tell a story, the whole story, from the first one published in the Summer of '92, right through to the last one, compiled a decade after it all came to an end. A great opportunity to look back at some of the amazing bands and artistes we had the privilege to release back in the day, enjoy muchly...

 
 

THE ALL-TIME M&E TOP 100 CHART

So which of those releases were the most popular with our hallowed supporters? All is revealed here with our Top 100 sellers of all time...

THE ALL-TIME M&E TOP 50 BEST SELLING ARTISTS CHART

So, MMATT aside, coz of the obvious advantage of it being our label, who paid for our mansion?

 
 

M I C K   M A G I C   I N T E R V I E W S . . .


 
 

LORD LITTER (Das Freie Orchester)

NEIL CRUD (Sons Of Selina / 4Q)

ISABELLE GERNAND (Sabotage)

STEVE ANDREWS (The Bard Of Ely)

OWEN KNIGHT (Blacklight Braille)

WIL WALKER (Cheapo Card Company)

DUNCAN POPE & DAVE BELL (The Conspiracy / The Networkers)

KEV TRUNDLEY (Acidfuck / The Purple Better One)

DON CAMPAU (Mr. Lonely Whistle Music)

MARC BELL (The Thamesmead Rollers / T.M.R.)

 
 
 
 

THE M&E NEWSZINES - BACK IN THE DAY...
Courtesy of Matthias Lang of Irre Tapes fame, a selection of M&E publications available to download as PDF files. If you were in a band that had stuff on M&E, did a zine / radioshow / distro that supported the project or ran another label we were friends with, chances are you'll be mentioned in there somewhere. So many old friends, so little time...
 
 
 
 

THE FIRST ISSUE EVER...

The Mmattrix No.1, July 1991, it begins! Found by Lord Litter online, a PDF scan of the first edition of what would ultimately become the M&E Newszine, some nine months before M&E 001 was released. Amazingly, we're still in touch with many of the people written about in its 8 A4 pages...

ANEMIC BILLFOLD No.3

Not one of ours, actually produced by our good friend Kevyn Dymond (Guaranteed Cleveland Records / The Folkoffs / Barking Dogma) in California, but worth including for a vintage 4 page interview with meself, as well as a nice review of MMATT's "Psychotron " on page 27...

 
 
 
  NEW YEAR 2001 (11 pages) RISE 2003 (4 pages) 2001-13: THE LOST YEARS (25 pages)  
 

This was the final issue to have been fully distributed, originally in printed paper format (ask your dad!)...

Previously unpublished, this should have accompanied the new release reviews in May 2003. C'est la vie...

A lot happens in 12 years, even when closed, so here it is, in the cut-and-paste style of the old yearbooks, plus!  
 
 
 

THE FIRST M&E WEBSITE - A MOMENT IN TIME REMEMBERED...

Before I was even vaguely computer literate, there were a couple of unofficial websites put up by M&E supporters. Recently, one of these, a rather nice young Dutch lady called Maaike De Laat,  discovered a back up copy she had forgotten existed. So, you can get to see what our web presence was like while my first PC remained in a box in a dark corner of the room, mocking me while I recoiled in fear and continued to tap away on my old manual typewriter...