Soleilmoon began in 1987 as a cassette label, operating from the back of a tiny record shop in Portland, Oregon, called The Ooze. The first releases were by Smegma, Muslimgauze, Coil, and Nocturnal Emissions. In 1991 the shop was sold and Soleilmoon because a full-time label.
The artists presented by Soleilmoon cover many musical territories, but all share in common an appreciation of the possibilities available through the creative use of technology. Much of the music is dark and electronic, but there are also examples of ethnic influences, ambient soundscapes, and even harsh experimental noise pieces.
Soleilmoon releases are distributed around the world. See the Local Stores page for a list of stores and distributors. Contact us if you want to open a wholesale account.