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March 10, 2004

Unto you a virtual label is born

The local duo of Ken Shipley (ex-A&R honcho at Ryko) and Tom Lunt (ex-ad honcho with Leo Burnett) have teamed to form the Numero Group, a web-only record label.

The new imprint will introduce itself with Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label, a comp of dusties from the vaults of the forgotten Columbus, OH soul purveyors, and Camino del Sol, a reissued 1982 LP from an outfit called Antena that they describe as "the best French-Belgian electro-samba record you've never heard."

Numero's stated goal: "To get the music they love out to the world in the highest possible quality, from sound quality to packaging."

Which appears to pick up where Shipley left off with Tree Records and its spiritual successor, Limited Edition.

Update: Our neighbors over at Pitchfork give the Antena reissue a 9.0 review. They say it's a "document of inspired originality ... akin to Beck and Bjork."