Resonating Wood Recordings came into being, inspired by the independent music label Preserved Sound and the fine work of Hayden Berry and Antonello Perfetto. When my acoustic duo, See-Saw, was looking for a label, we came across Preserved Sound and really liked the DIY approach to releases that they had. The idea of being able to produce your own releases was something that really appealed to me as it meant that you could simply make more CDs if you needed them. I also really liked the packaging from the very start and knew it would work well with my duo. They happily agreed to have us and we were delighted with being a part of something genuine.
What I realised after some time was that the acoustic music of See-Saw did not really fit into the ambient/modern classical profile of Preserved Sound, so I suggested to Hayden that we form an acoustic label. He agreed and Resonating Wood Recordings was born with See-Saw and Hayden Berry the first two releases. Unfortunately, due to the sheer workload of running a label Hayden decided to to focus all his attention on Preserved Sound leaving me to run things on my own, but Resonating Wood Recordings has gone on to release another eight albums while Preserved Sound is going very strong and shows no sign of easing up on quality releases to add to their seventeen albums and five compilations. Recently they released vinyl for an album by Richard Youngs. This is a definitely an inspiration and a target for me in the future.
That's the brief version of the story but it's taken a long time to get where both labels currently are and hopefully both will continue doing what they are doing.
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I am a musician and am generally obsessed with music. DIY approach is the way forward.