ASR: independent record label based in Montana
What do we do? We are a music label that promotes experimental sound waves, that provides inspiration and support to those who are willing to put themselves on-the-line to expand and affect change. We pride ourselves in being what we can be in this current moment of uncertain, unstable and unexplainable situation of life.
Why do we do it? To abandon the superficial elements of the commercial music business. To re-establish the simplicity of music. To have fun - because there is so much more out there than imaginable. To be able to promote music and reach out to things with an explorative consciousness just fills us with an unbelievable joy.
Our Beliefs. We believe that music is about the music, not about all the other concerns that are currently eating away it. We believe in freedom and expression, that there are no limits to the creative realm.
Our Goal? To keep things simple and honest, to bring real music back into the mainstream by taking over the airwaves with music that is made for music's sake, not for mass profit. We want to help those who are zombitized with some corporation's idea of what popular music is and bring them back around to music that is other than "pretty people singing to prearranged-musical-like sequences".
Want to join? Send us your demo!
Montana's greenest and only solar powered straw bale recording studio
Strawbale Studio is a solar powered, completely off-the-grid recording studio. It was built with, you guessed it... straw bales. And you guessed it again... it runs off power supplied by the sun. Built by hand by Greg Grant in 1994 it is one of the first eco-friendly / sustainable / solar powered recording studios in the world.
Because of it's unique construction and location in the middle of the forest, there is a very special atmosphere here. This is a place where the rules can be bent, broken or rewritten. The vibe here is musical rather than technical. We realize, though, that recording is a technical process and we have the technical savvy to insure that what is recorded here is, in fact, totally awesome.
We offer affordable rates, the coolest, laid-back engineers and a peaceful and relaxed place to create and capture music! To talk to someone about booking the studio or for more information about the eco-friendly building techniques used in the construction watch the video below or contact us!
"My life in a off-the-grid solar powered pyramid" a documentary by Greg Grant about the specifics of strawbale construction and solar power. If you found any of the information in the documentary helpful or if you are just a SUPER RAD person, you can donate some of your hard earned cash.
Amy Martin Amy Rigby Andre Floyd & David Griffith Arts in the Park Presented by the Hockaday Museum, Kalispell, MT Big Daddy and the Blue Notes Blue Smoke and Love Bruce Anfinson Buddy Mondlock Buds of May Buffalo Bill Boycott Charlie's Place, Babb, MT Cheryl Wheeler Chuck Pyle Cocinando Cup of Tea w/ Bill Rossiter Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer Depot Park Summer Concert Series Kalispell, MT Dirty Dozen Brass Band Don Lawrence Orchestra Eden Atwood Edie Carey Eric Fingers Ray Erica Wheeler First Night, Great Falls, MT Flathead Freshwater Festival Frank O'Brien Fresh Off the Vine Global Funk Council Greg Trooper Jack Gladstone Jack Straw Jack Waller Jenn Adams Jim Hurst and His Fine Band John Floridis John Herman John Reischman & The Jaybirds Just Us Girls Kate Barclay Keith Greeniger & Dayan Quai Lang Creek Blue Grass Band Laurie Lewis & Nina Gerber Left Over Biscuits Lucy Kaplansky Moses Guest Montana Tunessmith Moonshine Mountain Mountainaire Music Series, Kalispell, MT Natty Nation One Less Karen Open Road Peter Mulvey Pop Wagner Rob Quist Robin and Linda Williams Rock-a-Billy Trio Russ Nasset and the Revelators Salt Creek Shapeshifter Trio Snake Oil Medicine Show Stacey Board Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart The California Guitar Trio The Community Band The Drum Brothers The Gourds The Tom Catmull Band Tish Hinojosa T.R. Richie Tra Le Gael Traveler Tropical Montana Marimba Ensemble Umojah Valley Voices Choir Von Trapp Children Wayne Hancock Wild Horse Winds Wilson and McKee