BARF: How long has Ratskin been in existence for?
RATSKIN: technically since 2006, but seriously for the last six years
BARF: What inspired you to start your own independent label?
RATSKIN: necessity, the desire to have control over ones art/music/discourse, enjoyment of discovering and presenting radical sound works
BARF: What’s the label’s most recent release?
RATSKIN: RSR068: MAYA SONGBIRD "Welcome To The Darkside" Cassette (limited to 50)
RSR067: TYLER HOLMES "Invisible Island" Cassette (limited to 100)
RSR066: V.E.X. "insectsex" Cassette (limited to 100)
RSR064: SLANTED SQUARE "Three Sides" Cassette (limited to 75)
RSR061: BEAST NEST "Taste of India" Cassette (limited to 100)
RSR060: LOACHFILLET "Death & Dissatisfaction" Cassette (limited to 75)
BARF: Contrary to not so popular belief, the Bay Area’s music scene is alive and well; currently, who’s your favorite local artist/band?
RATSKIN: too hard to pick just one, everyone is the best some days
BARF: What’s the most prized record you own?
RATSKIN: tie between diamanda galas "the litanies of satan" "dawn of the dead" ost, 180g cinevox pressing
BARF: What are some other labels you admire (and why?)
RATSKIN: early american tapes, hanson, neurot recordings, tusco embassy, rrrecords, egyptian empire records, redscroll, ralph, chondritic sound
BARF: Anything else that you’d like to share (music or non-music related!)?
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