The discographic label LYNX RECORD was founded in 1980, to satisfy a purely personal necessity and in a first stage it should have been used only for my publications by means of records, press, partitions and/or other things.
I wanted absolute freedom for the record I had in mind: this is why I founded an independent label: the difficulties I found at the time for publishing the record made me decide to do this: I had had contacts with the French label called Shandar and the Italian Ananda and Raretone -in all these cases I was proposed conditions I had to refuse completely.
I would like to punctualize that my conditions were about form, contents, presentation, graphics, distribution and number of copies: I particularly want to underline that the problem was not related to financial conditions: I understood that this context would not allow great profits and as a matter of fact it was likely to foresee some losses.
When I decided for my personal label I chose a name for it (the name lynx has particular reasons to be that at this moment are not pertinent to this theme): then I registered it at the Chamber of Commerce, and I looked for a company that made moulds and printers, another one which could print a limited number of copies (which was one of the conditions) after this, I looked for an economic method of constructing the cover, printing it, painting by hand some parts one by one and printing the inner insert.
This is how the first record Tunedless was created (years later it became Tunedless 1 in order to recognize it from the following record Tunedless 2).
Caleta de Xel Hà

From 1981 to 1986 three articles have appeared in English on the "LEONARDO" magazine -Pergamon Press Ltd - and on "la musica" , a "monthly magazine of contemporary music" on SYMMETRY and ASYMMETRY, on the PARTITIONS and on the hypothesis of a historical development of music during the second half of the twentieth century: all bear the signature of Roberto Donnini -owner of the label-.

Immediately after my first LP I decided to open the label to other artists.
At this point I chose the logo and the graphics giving it a second name to make it more original:Lynx-xel-ha sounded better to me : a part of these three words comes from the name of a place in Yucatan called like this, deriving from the Mexican Maya civilization, which I had visited in that period and that had impressed me as a place, as a name and as an assonance with the word lynx (from the Latin lynx).

Part of these three words in Maya language mean

"clear/limpid/fresh water"


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