The Richter Collective announced earlier this week that they are to close at the end of the year. An email from March 2008:
We are an Independent DIY record label, music distributor and gigs promoter. The Richter Collective was set up in 2007 by Armed Ambitions and Popular records after a series of split label releases.
As a distro we stock only good quality independent labels and artists, the majority of which are based in Ireland.
As a label we are currently working with two bands; Adebisi Shank and The Vinny Club, more will be announced very soon.
We also ask do a podcast each month asking an independent artist to tell us about five bands we’ve probably never heard of and chat a bit about them. At the end, the artist introduces us to one of their own songs.
Our launch gig is planned for Saturday April 5th in The Lower Deck and we hope you can come along , distro available on the night and we are glad to dance the night away with Los Langeros (http://www.myspace.com/loslangeros) , Ten Past Seven (http://www.myspace.com/tenpastseven) , Bats (http://www.myspace.com/leatherbeatsfeather) and Discarded Retarded ( http://www.myspace.com/thediscardedretarded) – Doors 8pm 6 euro before 9pm / 7 after.
Who knew what that would lead to?
Their statement in full:
We will continue to be involved in independent music in Ireland and hope to work on some exciting new projects in the future. For now we will continue to operate “as normal” and sell off all remaining stock we hold. We are planning a big Xmas bash for the end of year and have a few more bits and pieces up our sleeves. If you have been thinking of buying any of our music in the past we’re still open for business at http://www.richtercollective.com and http://richtercollective.bandcamp.com
They’ll be missed.