Small Room recordings

  • ‘Small Room recordings’ (SMRR) is Maxim’s personal audio recording label since 1993. He immediately started this when he made his first recordings and demo’s. It all started with 4- and 8-track tape recorders, a mixer and a cheap keyboard. Many things have changed since than. ‘SMRR’ is named after the small room in Maxim’s eldery house where all the musical activities took place. The philosophy always has been that you don’t need a big studio to work out big ideas. A philosophy with foresight that turned out more than true. The room itself has been changed from different locations along the way but it’s still a small comfortable place. ‘Small Room recordings’ takes care and facilitates all audio related production of all Maxim’s (musical) activities.

    ‘Small Room recordings’ is an independent non-profitable recording facility and label based on DIY (Do It Yourself) in order to capture and promote Maxim’s musical work. It works with ‘Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike’ ‘Creative Commons’ licenses, which means everyone can download and share the works for free and other artists can adapt the work if you give appropriate credit. For commercial use we naturally want a share ofcourse. For years Maxim works with these licenses because it fits his philosophy for different reasons. First for instance: Maxim never was into music for the money but for the passion of it. Second: For promotional purposes. Third: It’s a way to give something back to the (creative) community for all the stuff he heard and learned himself. Fourth: Maxim strongly believes everyone should be able to enjoy music and art in general, especially in a time where mainstream music dominates everything. Fifth: Maxim likes to make an example in a material world where everything gets credited. It’s his way of trying to show that not everything has to be about money in this world. However the label is not against making money with music but it’s not our goal. Maxim, Small Room recordings and Avant Garden productions are all in it for the love of art.