“There are two or three things that I’m very strong on that people are missing that modern society isn’t providing: One of them is nuance, the second is subtlety, and the third one is a sense. There’s a very important sense that I think people are missing and that’s tactility, the importance of real things.” Mark Barrott
Mark Barrott said that If he was going to take the plunge and do his own label, it would be done on his terms and that meant applying personal life philosophies from his strong work ethic to his creativity, passion, and drive to continually improve. Bespoke is the word that he settles on most often.
All of these qualities are embodied in his debut LP for the label, Sketches from an Island. Released in July 2014, it is a lasting statement both inside and out, with gorgeous cover art that recall bird paintings from the Audubon Society and an expansive palette of sounds that draw from Padilla’s earliest days selling cassette mixtapes in Ibiza’s Es Canare and Las Dalias outdoor markets.
Excerpts of the Barrott’s interview taken from Dialogue Interview