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Electronic music record label founded by Lucy AKA Luca Mortellaro in September 2009 and based in Berlin, Germany.

Stroboscopic Artefacts is the type of record label that can be compared favorably to respected catalysts like Warp and Basic Channel. While SA’s releases certainly do share some of the same sonic DNA as those imprints (e.g. the Warp-like concept of sound as non-orthogonal architecture, or a Basic Channel-esque romancing of spatiality and depth), it is the similarity in attitude which makes SA a reliable torchbearer those organizations’ efforts.
The black-and-white floral motifs that grace the center labels of SA records, as well as the Monad series’ emphasis upon music as a messenger of organic evolution, capably hint at this: a fixation on growth and on ‘blooming’, on an incessant accretion of new ideas and new formal elements that must transcend any self-limiting expectations of genres or cliques. Stroboscopic Artefacts therefore endures not because it is concerned at all with the defensive act of ‘surviving,’ but because it is consumed with this determination to live a growth-oriented life and to accompany others in their personal quests towards the same.