greyfade is a new york-based record label presenting contemporary sound editions, in both physical and high-resolution digital forms.
founded by joseph branciforte in 2019, the label aims to release finely distilled album-length statements from artists working at the edges of algorithmic composition, ambient, sound art, and minimalist chamber music. it serves as a home for those exploring computation, proceduralism, repetition, and stasis in their work — both in the context of electronically mediated sound and traditional acoustic instrumentation.
above all, greyfade is dedicated to realizing albums of the highest quality — conceptually, creatively, and sonically.
digital downloads are available in the following formats from the greyfade shop:.
high-resolution / 96kHz, 24-bit
CD-resolution / 44.1kHz, 16-bit
high-resolution digital files provide a listening experience closest to what the artist intends and hears during the creation process. these files contain about three times as much sonic information as a CD, thus the file sizes are somewhat larger than the average download. we believe that this is a small trade-off to enjoy the listening experience exactly as it was intended. please note that high-resolution audio files are not compatible with all mobile playback devices (yet) — fortunately, any purchase of a high-resolution album from the greyfade shop will also include a CD-quality WAV version to ensure compatibility across devices.
CD-resolution digital files are uncompressed CD-quality files at 44.1kHz, 16-bit. if the album is released as a CD edition, these files will be sonically identical to the CD. this option is a good trade-off between quality, compatibility, and file size.
MP3 is a compressed format, which means that a significant quantity of sonic information is removed from the file in order to decrease its size. we, therefore, do not recommend this option unless you are particularly concerned about file size.
if you need downloads in MP3 or alternate formats, please visit our bandcamp store.