Edible Onion is a record label out of Philadelphia, PA focused on hand-packaged, limited edition releases. We are interested in using collaboration as a way to strengthen the natural bonds between the visual and musical arts as well as their respective communities. We also hope to put something beautiful back into the art of releasing music amidst the frenzy of the digital world. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have a project you'd like to share with us.
Blanketed by Nothing
Last fall, to prepare for a six week Still Sweet tour, I recorded a sparse ep with the intent to document the harp arrangements I had written for a number of songs I'd been playing live for a year. Most of the songs had been written on other instruments and recorded that way and I had become satisfied with the harp versions enough to want to re-record them. The tour ep, entitled Blanketed in Nothing was a rushed recording, made just a few days before I left on tour. Ultimately I was dissatisfied with the quality of the recording as well as the performances so when I returned I decided to record it over again with two new songs I'd been playing on tour, which I did in January. The result is going to be a cassette with screen printed covers released this summer. You can currently download the new ep from the Still Sweet bandcamp page for free.
- Darian Scatton
May 15th, 2013
Some of you may have noticed Edible Onion was down for the past four months. Well, we've finally begun working our way towards building a site that we're happy with and this is the beginning of it. At the very least we put the catalogue back up. Things have been slow over the winter, but now that spring has arrived new projects seem to be moving along and getting wrapped up. We have at least five releases in the works that should be ready over summer, three of which are for my project, Still Sweet, the fourth is a full length record I collaborated on by Tadzio and the last one is the new A Stick and a Stone full length, Night Vision. I'm happy to announce that four of these releases will be on vinyl. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as news will be materializing quickly.
- Darian Scatton
April 19th, 2013
Tadzio Queen of the Invisible
Queen of the Invisible is a collaboration between project founder Ross Lipton, singer Mandy Katz and harpist Darian Scatton. Ross and Mandy began collaborating in 2009 on a set of songs loosely based on the poetry of Herman Hesse, the chromatic palette of Eduard Vuillard and the violent lines of Egon Schiele. Queen of the Invisible is the resulting song cycle, the release of which Edible Onion is helping with. We are in the final stages of releasing the record as a 12" with only the artwork to finish up.
A Stick and a Stone Night Vision
A Stick and a Stone's Night Vision is a multidisciplinary art project encompassing music, dance and visual art. First and foremost, it is an album of 11 new songs written by Elliott Harvey over the past two years and recorded with a number of friends. In January of 2013 a series of events were held in a select number of east coast cities featuring performance art, dance and shadow puppets based on the different songs from the album. On top of that, a series of 11 drawings were created by 11 artists – each artist picked a different song to illustrate. Edible Onion is helping with the vinyl release of the record which should be completed this summer.