Horo‘ was a cloak attached to the back of armour worn by elite Samurai messengers in wartime. Capturing an elite tsukai-ban messenger wearing a Horo was a coveted prize and in much the same way, a release on Horo is a prize, a reward for artists willing to experiment, take risks and truly progress. This has been demonstrated by the fact we now have artists writing music specifically for the Horo series. Through the 9, vinyl only Horo releases up to this point, the label has proudly introduced the world to NZ artist Fis, and released some of the most adventurous and truly forward thinking music in electronica from artists ASC, Sam KDC, Kiyoko, Indigo, Clarity & Overlook. Horo gives true artists the freedom to represent the full extent of their talent and it is not often the cerebellum is truly engaged with the genre we have grown from but music for the mind is one of our over-arching ideals.
And so we come to Scope, the 10th release, a full length compilation spread over 5 vinyl 12’s. 24 tracks ofuncompromising, innovative music from Horo mainstays and new artists alike, Scope represents where we have come from, but moreover, where we will be going. This is j ust the beginning.