Manchester, U.K. underground record label Natural Sciences has released the first issue of their new print magazine, Embryo.
Running 50 pages, the inaugural edition showcases underground artists and record labels, including Hieroglyphic Being, Beau Wanzer, fumu, avant-garde artist Margenrot, and Breathing Problem Productions from Austin, Texas. Each purchase comes with a vinyl EP by SMPL SMPL, artwork by Bartosz Zaskorski, and a mix by Athens-based artist Sawf.
Speaking to Resident Advisor about the publication, Natural Sciences leader Alex Hall said, “The aim of Embryo was to go back to the DIY print culture of hardcore punk and rave.” He went on to say he hopes the magazine will highlight up-and-coming musicians and creators “from the contemporary underground that exists and thrives outside of the matrix of social media hype and conventional media.”
Hall doesn’t know if there will be future issues of Embryo. “Pulling it all together was a heavy duty process and about a year’s work (respect to anyone who does this on the regular) so once the dust settles on the first issue, there might be a discussion about a follow-up,” he said.
Those interested in learning more about the project can do so on Natural Science Bandcamp.