Shackleton (live), 33EMYBW (live), HYMN
In 2004, Ian Hicks of Mordant Music liked and released an early Shackleton track entitled Stalker. The track later appeared on Rough Trade's 'Best of 2004' compilation. Shortly after this Shackleton started to think about starting a record label. The label was eventually formed in 2005 and he gave it the name “Skull Disco” partly because he is a fan of puns and it almost rhymes with school disco in his native dialect.
The music enjoyed support from the Hardwax record shop whilst The Wire magazine was also very enthusiastic from the beginning and featured Shack on the front cover of the December 2010 issue.
In 2009 Shackleton decided to close down Skull Disco. It had become an unlikely success but it was time to move on after ten 12”s.
The 2012 release on his own Woe To the Septic Heart label, The Drawbar Organ EPs/Music for The Quiet Hour, saw Shackleton moving into much more unconventional territory. During this time, Shackleton had a mix of all his own music released as part of the Fabric nightclub series.
More recently, Shackleton has released some more stuff for the dancefloor with his Deliverance trilogy on his Woe To The Septic Heart label whilst also confirming his position as an electronic music maverick through his work with Ernesto Tomasini the cult singer, performer and artist whose history spans experimental theatre, cabaret and collaborations with Othon, Marc Almond and Peter ’Sleazy’ Christopherson from Coil/TG.