Important info

Gomma currently is on holiday!
Since 2016 we stopped our activities and started 2 other labels: Toy Tonics & Kryptox.

Gomma history

Gomma was born in 2000.
Created, curated and directed by Mathias „Munk“ Modica and Jonas Imbery, who later left the label.
Art direction by Mirko Borsche & Thomas Kartsolis aka Smal & Paze.

We released indie disco, new wave funk, weird pop & experimental electronica by artists like
WhoMadeWho, Munk, Headman, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Moullinex, Mocky, Daniel Avery, Dimitri from Paris, Lele (aka Parra), Tomas „Tomboy“ Barfod, Box Codax (Franz Ferdinand side project) and others.

Munk/ Gomma also produced music for/ with
James Murphy, Asia Argento, The Rammellzee, Peaches, Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem)…
We curated compilations dedicated to New Wave Funk & Post Rock: ANTI NY (2001) and TEUTONIK DISASTER (2004)

Art & Graphics:
We made art and visual projects, published the graphic magazine Amore and curated exhibitions in galleries around the world.
Gomma retrospectives have taken place in Munich (Haus der Kunst), Stockholm (Beneath gallery), Berlin (Circle Culture), Tokio (with 032C magazine) and other cities.

Amore Mag contributions by:
P.A.M. , Daniel Josefsohn, Kostas Murkudis, Parra, Nevin Adadalg, Michael Sailsdorfer, Martin Fengel

We produced over 50 different limited editon design shirts.
Designed by Mirko Borsche, Thomas Kartsolis, P.A.M., Kostas Murkudis, Mathias Modica.

We made music for shows, events and campaigns of fashionbrands such as Margiela, Wood Wood, Surface to Air, Chanel and worked for Parisian fashion institution Colette.

Thanks for your attention. You can still contact us at gomma [at] gomma [.] de
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Press quotes:
„Gomma is the freshest and most intersting German record label.“ (Dazed & Confused/ UK)
„Like a German DFA.“ (NME/ UK)
„Always ahead of it’s time, with an unique approch that make the imprint oustanding“ (The Wire)



Box Codax – Missed Her Kiss / Rat Boy Remixes (12″)


Release: 16 April 2007
Cat#: Gomma 093

BOX CODAX is the electro pop solo project of FRANZ FERDINAND’S guitar player NICK McCARTHY. Here come some remixes by DFA act MOCK & TOOF and Italodiscoteers RODION.

All the ladies will love this. Summertune!

A) Missed Her Kiss (Rodion Remix)
B) Rat Boy (Mock & Toof Remix)

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Box Codax – Only An Orchard Away (CD)

Release: 02 October 2006
Cat#: Gomma 083 CD

BOX CODAX is the long awaited solo project of FRANZ FERDINAND‘s musical mastermind Nick McCarthy. BOX CODAX is a project of him and his longtime friend Alexander Ragnew. “Only an Orchard Away” is their debut album. A collection of songs, often romantic and whimsical nostalgia, at other times scrappy and punky: this is an honest and genuine collection of witty pidgin English lyricism, dark humour and the award winning song writing of a pop genius presented out of context in these lo-fi recordings.

Only An Orchard Away has an sharp old school electronic edge, at times like DIY electro hip hop and at others similar to DEVO. European folk (music) and Leonard Cohen stumble about on the tracks but with Alexander’s haunting tones, this is always distinctively BOX CODAX.

It has taken a long time to pull the Box Codax album together – no wonder really, considering that one of guys is a reclusive writer and the other a heavy touring musician. Nick’s musical career took him to study classical double bass and piano at The Conservatoire in Munich/Germany. After his studies he moved to Glasgow and created Franz Ferdinand together with Alex Kapranos.

The first single is the song “Naked Smile”. Featuring a remix by Jonny Wilkes from Glasgows OPTIMO (aka NAUM GABO) and one from 2006’s hottest new producer; METRONOMY, who tackles the track with a 6/8 rhythm and prog rock keys.

1) Pollockshields Girls
2) Dogs To The Beaches
3) I Swam With The Otter
4) Naked Smile
5) Like A Rock
6) Do It With Charm
7) Rat Boy
8) Missed Her Kiss
9) Unemotional Man
10) Boys and Girls
11) Red Wine in Tunis

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Box Codax – Naked Smile (12″)

Release: 11 September 2006
Cat#: Gomma 082

BOX CODAX is the long expected solo project of Franz Ferdinand’s guitarist Nick McCarthy. A LoFi – Pop – Disco -Freak– Out…from another planet….somewhere between Gnarls Barkley, Talking Heads and Old school Beastie Boys jams. This single comes with a superb NAUM GABO (aka OPTIMO) ItaloClub – Remix. Works on every dancefloor!

A1) Original
A2) Metronomy Remix
B) Naum Gabo Remix

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