Firewater, Scumbucket, Mother Tongue, Rotor, Coogans Bluff, Daily Thompson, The Flying Eyes, Jud ... What looks like the "Who's who" of alternative rock is actually part of the label Roster of Noisolution, a music label that was founded exactly 25 years ago. So it's time for a laudatory speech, because there are not so many record companies anymore, which have made such an outstanding contribution to alternative rock music in recent years as Noisolution. The mastermind behind it all is Arne Gesemann, who at the time of its founding primarily wanted to live out his preference for punk rock, while the development over the years naturally favoured the Berlin label to feel comfortable with other varieties of alternative rock music. After all, the latest releases are discreetly in progressive (Kaskadeur) or stoner rock (Daily Thompson).
But what was it like then, a quarter of a century ago, exactly? Only one person can answer that: Arne Gesemann himself. "Actually everything started much earlier. With about 15 years I had my first punk rock cassette distribution with Chaos Records. From this grew a first record label, namely Trash City Records, on which some singles were released. At the same time I started to work at Vielklang - Die Ärzte, but also sublabels like City Slang or Low Spirit were there in my time - and under this umbrella I founded Noisolution, which I continued independently at some point And I've been running it successfully for half an eternity now. Characteristic of this is not least the release policy, which above all relies on surprises, so that with this label you can never be quite sure what comes next