Stigma (waag_rel006)

by Earlyguard

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I love the music that Earlyguard produces and I was delighted that he agreed to create an exclusive long-form drone for my netlabel. 'Stigma' is a 45 minute piece… a single track that is the antithesis of everything within current 'popular' music.

Earlyguard isn't about the quick hit or the catchy riff. He is far more than that. He creates space… space beyond time. He shapes his soundscapes in such a manner that the listener becomes fully immersed in his all-encompassing drones. It is almost a cliche to say you can get 'lost' in music but for Earlyguard it is true… certainly for me… I get lost in his creations.

I hope you will experience this delightful disorientation and come to cherish his long-form drones as I do.


When Thomas Mathie aka @headphonaught asked me to provide a recording for his new stunning netlabel 'weareallghosts' I was in a quite tired phase after my marathon work 'Continuo' to which I gave all my musical energy from December 2011 to June 2012. I needed a break but the opportunity to be part of such a fine Netlabel brought back all my spirits. The flow while producing a longform piece especially for Thomas' label was so inspiring that I even thought about performing live in front of a audience for the first time. While recording 'Stigma' I've had a specific spiritual feeling that I never had before during the production of any of my music. I hope you will share this spirituality with me through this album.


Please Note:
A 320kbps version of this album is available over at Archive for free ( ... if 320kbps is what you are after please head over there and save us a download credit... unless you feel generous and wish to support this endeavour through buying the music.

Earlyguard has kindly agreed that all profits raised will go directly to to enable the purchase of a Soundcloud account for the label. Our thanks go to him for his generousity!


released 24 September 2012

Music and Photography by Earlyguard (
Design by Thomas Mathie for




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