Crónica is a label based in Porto, Portugal. It is an artist-run labour of love started in 2003 as an outlet for local artists, and that grew to become an imprint dedicated to electronic, computational, and experimental musics, to the sound arts and to their intertwining with other media and artistic practices. Crónica’s publishing strategy embraces the post-digital domain, setting its sights on high quality standards rather than on strictly commercial criteria.
Besides music & artefacts, Crónica produced Futurónica, a biweekly show on Rádio Zero and Rádio Manobras that ran for 200 episodes from 2009 to 2017, and Crónicaster, a podcast that ran for 122 episodes from 2005 to 2016.
Het Portugese Crónica-label heeft in het alternatieve elektronicawereldje in enkele jaren tijd een aardige reputatie opgebouwd wat betreft experimentele, zeg maar ontoegankelijke platen. Kwadratuur