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Cruel Nature (Steve Strode to his folks!) has been quietly but impressively releasing music for a decade now – primarily on cassette/download, with a very occasional vinyl pressing; more than 300 releases so far, a steady stream of transmissions from the underground. From Irish drone mavens Woven Skull to Russian punk outfit Mirrored Lips, from local acts like Joseph Curwen and the mysterious Culver to Strode’s own band, Fret! To mark the label’s decade of activity, there’s going to be a compilation released this month, 23 tracks (and 110 minutes!) of music from a vast range of artists who’ve released music with the label in the past.

Titled Spectrum, all label proceeds from the release will be going to The Toby Henderson Trust, a north-east based, independent charity that supports individuals with autism. Strode’s son – the same age as the label – is autistic, so Strode has a close connection to the challenges faced by affected people and their families, and understands how important support from charities like TTHT can be.

Released on double-cassette and download, the album boasts contributions from a diverse and excellent list of artists like Nathalie Stern, St James Infirmary, David Colohan, Aidan Baker and Petrine Cross.

Spectrum is available for pre-order now and released on Thursday 20th April.


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