SPOOL RELEASES

 

"... which is where Uxbridge, Ontario's Dan Kernohan and Richmond, B.C.'s Vern Weber enter the picture. For three years, the two have been recording the best Canadian Improvisors (with the occasional help from their American and European allies) for their Spool imprint, and though the label has only a handful of releases to its name, it has already played an important role in bringing a number of major talents to light."

— Alex Varty, Georgia Straight.

"Spool has released a significant portion of the best Canadian experimental music of recent years, as well as discs by foreign artists"

—David Dacks, Exclaim.

"Spool isn't for the faint-hearted. Their roster includes some of Canada's most adventurous and advanced creative musicians. From international recognized artists such as pianist Paul Plimley and violinist Jacques Israelievitch, to Vancouver's exceptional young talents — drummer Dylan van der Schyff, cellist Peggy Lee, and clarinetist Francois Houle, to name three — Spool has begun documenting an important moment in the history of Canadian improvised music."

—Greg Buium, Coda.

"But enough about the market, what about the music? What indeed. Away from all the hype, musicians continue to integrate a wide range of influences into their work; this has been the way of jazz from its inception a century ago, a synthesis of somewhat disparate elements into new wholes. ... It's work supported not by the majors but by smaller companies — as small as Uxbridge, Ont., label Spool, which released two fo the most interesting Canadian CDs of 2001..."

—Mark Miller, The Globe & Mail, December 27, 2001.

nominated for the Delire Actuel Best Label of the Year 1999

Daniel Kernohan & Vern Weber nominated forProducer of the Year at the National Jazz Awards in 2004

nominated for Label of the Year at the National Jazz Awards in 2005

"The emergence of Spool Records is an important event, to say the least, in the history of contemporary Canadian music." 

—Marc Chenard

SPOOL aimed to be an adventure in sound. 

Although SPOOL did not adhere to ...

we initiated three series of our own:

series LINE: noun: a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent.

series POINT: noun: a geometric element that has position but no extension.

series FIELD: noun: a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1 .

series ARC: noun: the apparent path described above and below the horizon by a celestial body.

NO More series will follow as SPOOL attempts to retreat

SPOOL began as a dream long ago and gradually came to life and now its over.

Thanks to everyone from us.