Archival record label Numero Group excavates hidden artistic histories | Music Feature | Indy Week
Pin It

Archival record label Numero Group excavates hidden artistic histories 

Page 3 of 3

"Cosmic Clock"

And then, a snap of the proverbial long tail: Influential tech/ design blogger Jason Kottke wrote up "Cosmic Clock," a clip I uploaded to YouTube [also embedded below] before Numero Group was in the picture. It's my dad at his psychedelic best, I think. In it, a boy sits on a hillside overlooking a city while a voice (not my dad) intones, "We are going to take a trip, not in space but in time."

A billion years pass in two minutes while the city and landscape rise and fall. "One of my favorite things on one of my favorite shows," Kottke wrote. "This is one of those things I thought I'd just never see again." The link went modestly viral and scored 60,000 views over the mid-November week after my visit to Numero office. Some other people blogged, tweeted and podcasted about it.

The social media activity didn't exactly electrify the company's sales division, translating (at least initially) to a rather peckish and barely distinguishable bump. Still, it is out there, on the best possible footing. If it took a while for Numero to find artists almost everybody else missed, it's only natural that it might take everybody else a while to find Numero. The Numero Group is not in the business of manufacturing warm and fuzzy feelings, but they do that well, too.

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Music Feature



Twitter Activity

Comments

This is a wonderful tribute to David. David was in my class at Duke and was one of my best …

by John Scott 1 on A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician (Music Feature)

Thanks to the band at Motorco tonight. It was beautiful. I never get chills in late June during a Carolina …

by Shocka Kahn on Four Years After His Death, Jason Molina Lives on Through a New Book and a Revived Reunion (Music Feature)

Most Read

Most Recent Comments

This is a wonderful tribute to David. David was in my class at Duke and was one of my best …

by John Scott 1 on A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician (Music Feature)

Thanks to the band at Motorco tonight. It was beautiful. I never get chills in late June during a Carolina …

by Shocka Kahn on Four Years After His Death, Jason Molina Lives on Through a New Book and a Revived Reunion (Music Feature)

Great story about a fine couple with a meaningful dream. Pulling for you all the way, Andrew and Gretchen!

by Jeff Korsmo on Chapel Hill Native Andrew Weathers Hops from Oakland to a Tiny Texas Town in Pursuit of New Musical Experiments (Music Feature)

there actually is a back door that cuts the transit between the two venues in half. someone might be willing …

by Daniel Stark on How Do You Solve a Problem of Two Like-Minded Shows in the Same Building on the Same Night? (Music Feature)

The Cry of Love debut album is still one of my favorites, and it's a damn shame that Kelly saw …

by bluesbro71 on Cry of Love vocalist Kelly Holland died depressed, but not alone (Music Feature)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation