Jack Darien @mysteryjackofficial
Parts Unknown, USA.
MystEry Jack himself, Jack got the buzz for recording live shows when following the Grateful Dead in the mid '80s. Fascinated with bootlegs and taping culture, Jack put together his first recording rig by 1987, starting with local bands. Recording the Grateful Dead between 1989 and 1995 Jack attended over 130 shows, recording many of them. Besides the Grateful Dead, Jack was active; touring with and recording other jam bands, such as Phish and Widespread Panic. After 2000, Jack moved to listening to and recording, more indie and alternative acts. Jack credits the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Thee Oh Sees as the bands that shifted his focus to more contemporary garage and psychedelic bands. In recent times, Jack has been actively toured with and recorded with such bands as King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, OSees, Kikagaku Moyo, The Murlocs, O.R.B., Stonefield, Ty Segall, The Babe Rainbow and Mdou Moctar. Jack not only provides his extensive archive of recordings, but pitches in with design ideas, as well as access to a vast network of collaborators.
George Foster @psychedelic_vinyl_
Sheffield, United Kingdom.
An avid record collector from a young age; live recordings hold a special place in George's heart, capturing an energy that just isn't carried in studio recordings. George's love for psychedelic rock started with bands like Jefferson Airplane, The Doors and The 13th Floor Elevators, which of course developed into a love for jam bands. George and Jack developed a transatlantic friendship through a shared love of KGATLW and FATWF. As soon as King Gizzard announced their bootleg project, Jack and George knew it was time to start a label and get some of Jack's recordings onto physical format (with Stu's express permission). George focuses on the administrative and production side of the label, pitching in with some designs and design ideas too.