Waschsalon Records

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this is the webspace of the brand new label "Waschsalon Records"! We are happy to share some fresh music from Vienna with you!
Watch the following video to find out which bands are going to release their upcoming albums on Waschsalon Records.

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Wasch|sa|lon [ˈvaʃzalɔ̃ː], noun, German (En. = laundromat, launderette)

A community service provided in Vienna social housing complexes. These complexes are characterized by an imposing architectural style, making them largely self-sufficient. In the larger developments, such as the Karl-Marx-Hof, the laundry and bathing facilities are often housed in separate buildings, strategically positioned as “sacral” structures of a sort, and operated by dedicated machinists.

A handful of Vienna-based, forward-looking musicians have taken the liberty of creating an infrastructure of their own, for the purpose of working together to realize their artistic concepts and make them accessible to the public. Absolute stylistic pluralism, subject to no genre restrictions whatsoever, is the collective’s prerequisite.

Everything gets thrown into the washing machine. The highest possible spin velocities are encouraged, but the use of softener is strictly prohibited. Wash cycles calculated on an economic basis, requiring aesthetic compromises, or making concessions to “market logic” are conscientiously avoided. The Waschsalon machinists oppose the use of artificially generated hypes involving trendy soap nuts or similar distractions. Instead, they have pledged themselves to the rigorous use of descaling programs and lint filters, in order to remove fluff and allow a fresh breeze to blow through the machine.
The machinists are firm supporters of the multi-tab method and advocate a community-based, collective organizational structuring of thorough, creative wash cycles. Anything enjoyable, and done with conviction, is allowed.

For washing machines live long lives…


Tobias Vedovelli

Tobias Vedovelli

press photo Lukas Aichinger © Andreas Gnigler; press photo Leonhard Skorupa © Theresa Pewal; press photo Michael Tiefenbacher © Rania Moslam

current Releases

May 29, 2020

AHL6 - Thinker Try To Dance

Thinker try to dance Cover

June 12, 2020

Ensemble Kuhle Wampe - Kuhle Wampe!

Kuhle Wampe! Cover

Cover Artwork AHL6 © Ju Aichinger; Cover Artwork Kuhle Wampe © Ari Ban



AHL6 Bandfoto

Ensemble Kuhle Wampe

Kuhle Wampe Bandfoto


pol.D Bandfoto


znap Bandfoto

Sketchbook Quartet

sketchbook quartet Bandfoto

press photo AHL6 © Fabian Ressl; Kuhle Wampe art design © Ari Ban; press photo pol.D © Karo Pernegger & Fekry Helal
press photo znap © Theresa Pewal; press photo Sketchbook Quartet © kidizinsane


Waschsalon Records

Lukas Aichinger, Leonhard Skorupa, Michael Tiefenbacher, Tobias Vedovelli




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