est. 2007 by zach phillips ; a fully operational offline , not-for-profit record label & production community
distributed worldwide by various conscionable independent entities ; get in touch for a great deal !
current mailing address :      Zach Phillips / OSR , PO Box 370352 , Brooklyn NY 11237-0352
unlike OSR , close "affiliates" CE Schneider Topical and Jib Kidder remain online :
CE S.T. homepage   //   CE S.T. facebook   //   Jib Kidder homepage

"One would like to press forward, but before going farther one sees from the example of others like oneself
that this way is blocked. In such a case, if the effort to push forward is not in harmony with the time, a
reasonable and resolute man must not expose himself to a personal rebuff, but will retreat with others of
like mind. This brings good fortune, because he does not needlessly jeopardize himself."
-- I Ching (trans. Wilhem & Baynes, 1950) Hexagram 9 , "The Taming Power Of The Small" , with a nine in the second place
        as of January 1 , 2015 , OSR has taken its operations (alive & well !) entirely offline . *
        the quickest way to receive a free paper catalog of currently available releases is to mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address ;
        if you choose to order a catalog using the menu below , please allow up to a month for delivery .

please only choose the one-cent "store / distro" option if you truly represent a store or distributor .
OSR is proudly distributed by : Aquarius [San Francisco , CA] ; Big Love [Tokyo , JP] ; Bis Auf's Messer [Berlin , GR] ; Burlington Records [Burlington , VT] ; CTD Ltd. [Chicago , IL] ; Deep Thoughts [Jamaica Plain , MA] ; Eclipse [San Jacinto , CA] ; Ex-Vinylo [Rabastens , FR] ; Feeding Tube [Easthampton , MA] ; Fresh Produce [Macon , GA] ; Funk Fuzz [Olympia , WA] ; Infinite Limits [Bristol , UK] ; Heaven Street [Brooklyn , NY] ; Insound [New York , NY] ; Light In The Attic [Seattle , WA] ; Meditations [Kyoto , JP] ; Night School [Glasgow , Scotland] ; Revolver [San Francisco , CA] ; Sonic Boom [Seattle , WA] ; Stickfigure [Atlanta , GA] ; Tape School [JP] ; Traphaus [New Bedford , MA] ; Weird Ear [Oakland , CA] ; Weirdo [Cambridge , MA] ; Wharf Cat [Brooklyn , NY] , & more !

                  I no longer prefer email for the purposes of general domestic communication about music , OSR , etc.
                  for anything business-related or requiring urgent attention , for example :
                        -- re: distribution / stocking of OSR titles
                        -- any and all press requests
                        -- discussion of nonidiomatic piano / theory lessons or methodologically novel audio/video production services
                  please reach me on the phone at 603 381 6721 & I will return your call or text promptly ;
                  business-related emails will be answered but with a delay -- I'd much prefer you call .
                  all other communications should be addressed to the above-given PO box & will be greatly valued !
                  payment via Paypal is still acceptable on a one-to-one basis
                  international correspondents are encouraged to use the postal system for general communications but given
                  the high cost of intl. mail rates are welcome to email me (zphillips at gmail dot com) regarding anything . however ,
                  please be advised I only check my email about twice per month , so expect a delay . those wishing to place an
                  international order are encouraged to do so via their local record store to minimize costs and support local economy .
                  payment via Paypal is still acceptable on a one-to-one basis

                  the CE S.T. page and Facebook will remain updated & in use ; for all inquiries , contact Christina [c.eleni.schneider at gmail dot com]

* note :   of OSR's previous online incarnation various husks have been allowed to remain ; these should be regarded as inactive . as of 1/1/2015 , OSR has no self-directed online presence
excepting this site solely intended to provide proof of its current existence . keep your eye on the youtube , though ...