Hotham Sound, the geographic locality, is a sidewater of the Jervis Inlet, and one of the deepest sounds in BC. A traditional fishing ground of the Sechelt people, the sound is often used as a testing ground for submersibles and sonar technology. If you’re a passenger on the Earl’s Cove-Saltery Bay ferry route, you can see Hotham Sound if you look directly north approximately 25 minutes into your sailing.
Hotham Sound, the music label, is located in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Our primary focus is on experimental electronic artists from the Pacific Northwest. We’re interested in bedroom productions, cassette makers, forest electro, MIDI archeology, cheap synths, rhythm boxes, outdated tech, ambient malcontents, bent circuits, plunderphonics, field recordings, 4th world savants, contact mics, hydrophones, geophonics, oblique strategies, unemployed cosmonauts, ocean beats, modular gardens, homemade aesthetics, musicians, non-musicians.