Waveform Records

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Waveform Records
Independent Record Label
Industry Music
Founded Sedona, AZ (1994)
Maui, HI
Key people
F.J. Forest, Managing Director
Products Exotic Electronica
Website www.waveformrecords.com

Waveform Records is an American record label founded in 1994 in Sedona, Arizona with subsequent stops in the San Francisco Bay Area in Mill Valley, Austin, San Diego and currently now on Maui. Waveform specializes in a "sensual and stimulating genre of chill and ambient music" that the label calls "exotic electronica". [1]

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