is an experimental music label based in Chicago, Il. The mission
of C.I.P. is to present engaging work by new artists as well as
reintroduce critical, out of print recordings.
was founded in 1988 as Crippled Intellect Publications. During the
two years that followed, seven chapbooks were produced, each of
which enjoyed extremely low circulation. Interspersed among the
chapbook production were two very low quality (and not too serious)
1991, C.I.P. became more musically centered when two friends and
I formed Derail; a few months later I began releasing solo work
on cassette under the name Vertonen. In the fall of 1992 I decided
to undertake a more ambitious recording project; a series of five
7" records. The first was released in early 1994.
saw C.I.P.'s first CD release. This marked an evolutionary point
for the label, shifting from a conduit for releasing (primarily)
my own material into what it is now.
question is whether C.I.P. considers unsolicited demos. Yes, but
please note: the release schedule is planned 9-14 months in advance.
Inquiries before sending materials are strongly encouraged. All
materials may be sent to the address on the contact