Mondkopf, Headless Horseman, OAKE, and These Hidden Hands will all feature on a compilation of new London label Research.

London-based experimental publisher Split Music has gained a reputation for its expertise in placing music in audiovisual projects, from Hollywood movie trailers like Blade Runner 2049, The Dark Tower & Mother, to brand films for globally recognized designers Adidas, Dior, Puma. Now, from their headquarters at London’s Village Underground, they have launched their latest project: the Research label. This new label will showcase the artists they represent by challenging them to “push the boundaries of their production process to new levels.”

With its introductory compilation LP Spheres, Research has assembled a group of artists specializing in rhythmic experimentalism and psycho-acoustic investigation. The LP focuses on music that is capable of transporting beat-driven music beyond the social environment of the club.

Spheres is the first in a series of “documents” by Research, which intends to unite a diverse selection of artists around a common theme. The inspiration for this initial “document” comes from artist and mathematician Timothy Cresswell, whose carving of spheres covered in mathematical figures – a holistic, meditative process he refers to as “tuning” – has taken place for over fifty years and has inspired the art direction of his son Daniel.


A1 / 1. These Hidden Hands “Radon”
A2 / 2. Mondkopf “The Runaway”
A3 / 3. SNTS “Dunkelheit”
B1 / 4. OAKE “Blemmyae”
B2 / 5. Headless Horseman “Follower”
B3 / 6. Grebenstein “Meet My Needs”

Spheres LP is scheduled for November 24 release, with a teaser streaming above.