The aim of Dark Companion is to gather together musical excellences from the most various fields, from all the countries and release artifacts both records and cds, entirely handmade and individually numbered. From Songwriting to folk, from contemporary classics to real jazz, from experimental to classical music from both western and eastern cultures.
We want The Dark Companion to represent the musical research
The sound is everything.
We do believe that “klang" is the centre, so we spend all our energy to ensure our records, both vinyl and cds, the most vibrant, realistic, high-end sound quality possible. Nothing can match the energy and soul that moves a live gig. So some of our records are recorded live with no overdubs or tricks, but using the best microphones and technology in order to give the listener a real audiophile experience.
Ephemerals, as the name suggests, are extremely limited issue, mainly on CDr, of peculiar and magical albums, recorded live or in a recording studio, in handcrafted and numbered editions, never intended to be reissued so all those little gems are bound to be even rare and sought after records in a very short future. As our most strict policy, all our records are of demonstration audiophile quality, and the same rule applies to the ephemeral series (so, grab them while you may!)
With Time Machine Series Dark Companion want to share with new audiences lost gem from the past. Each of our product is accurately remastered from the original masters by Alberto Callegari at the legendary Elfo Recording Studios, our headquarter, with the aim of giving to those masterpieces the best audio quality possible and maximum respect to the original producer’s intent satisfying, at the same time, the most demanding audiophile and the record collector giving to the new masters the true demonstration quality of sound those masterpieces deserve.
Even though we’re deeply devoted to new music, we also do believe music is one. So we developed a subsidiary space for all what we do believe are true masterpieces in pop (from popular) music. Again Unifaun Production, as Dark Companion's other sublabels, share the policy of presenting masterpieces in demonstration like audiophile quality.