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Celestial Soul Portraits, Just In Time For The Holidays
December 10, 2014, 12:36 pm
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Stuck on gift ideas? Not sure what to get the guy or gal who has everything? May we nudge your cursor towards the celestial soul portraits of Erial Ali? We learned of Ali’s work when Iasos suggested that we use his celestial soul portrait for the cover of, you guessed it, Celestial Soul Portrait. This (presumably) California-based artist takes digital images of you or your loved ones, and using questionnaire responses, “tunes into you” to craft your celestial soul portrait! The questionnaire is brief, but essential in channelling your unique essence (he uses meditation). With the exception of “Do you believe in or have you had significant experiences with extra-terrestrials, angels, or other similar beings?” the survey is pretty terrestrial. The turnaround time is just three days, and an 8.5 x 11 hi-resolution digital file will run you just $150 (prints and larger manifestations are also available). We are more than a little obsessed with some of these before/after shots, and suspect that at least one of our staffers will ring in the New Year with one of these beauties hanging at his workplace. If you commission one, we’d love to see it. Here are a few of our favorites.






Click here to get started on your own Celestial Soul Portrait.

Iasos In New York (9/23/14)
September 18, 2014, 1:26 pm
Filed under: Iasos


When you hear the words “Iasos” and “Full Multi-Media Concert” mentioned in the same seance, it’s advised that you abide. Iasos shows are a rare occasion; he has performed only a few times since Numero released Celestial Soul Portrait in the Spring of 2013. During his approaching stay in New York, Iasos will be hosting a workshop, “Using Sound for Light-Body-Activation & Healing.” More information can be found on Iasos’ colorful website, but the vitals are as such:

w/ Laraaji and Dave Harrington Group
Tuesday, September 23rd at 7pm
Baby’s All Right: 146 Broadway (Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY)
“Energy”: $15-$20

Purchase Tickets Here

Listen to/Purchase Celestial Soul Navigation here

“What’s The Frequency, Iasos?” (Vice Magazine


A Glimpse of An Alternate Universe







Quantum astronomers have managed to capture a little sliver of an alternate universe: instead of a transcendental pioneer of electronic music and supra-terrestial concepts, transdimensional traveler Iasos exists on a parallel continuum as a mid-1990s purveyor of grunge-y punk with his band Superconductor. The above photo is the interdimensional portal crafted in the Numero office to jump back and forth between these two distinct space-time plains.

The Numero Group Top 10 of 2013
December 20, 2013, 1:41 pm
Filed under: Dynamic, Good God!, Iasos, Lists, Medusa, Mind & Matter, Unwound



Every year we like to poll the team to see what everyone who makes this battleship float has actually enjoyed listening to. Catch up on 2012, 2011, and 2010 if you give a shit. 


#10 Otis G. Johnson: Everything—God Is Love

Pretty cover

#9 Pretty Mustache In Your Face


#8 Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label


#7 Mind & Matter: 1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement)


#6 Kathy Heideman: Move With Love


#5 Unwound: Kid Is Gone


#4 Good God! Apocryphal Hymns


#3 Medusa: First Step Beyond


#2 Iasos: Celestial Soul Portrait


#1 Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound

Iasos to Perform this Friday in Los Angeles
July 23, 2013, 1:37 pm
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This Friday comes a remarkable opportunity for crystal-based life forms and cosmic lovers alike. Celestial Soul Portrait erupted from the Numero Group nearly one month ago, and has spurred more questions than answers concerning Iasos, the compilation’s star and compositional conduit for Vista–a benevolent being from a distant dimension. Guaranteed to enlighten, Iasos will be engaging in a rare performance this Friday at Hollywood’s historical Silent Movie Theater, conveniently located a block from the Whole Foods and a dozen or so medical marijuana dispensaries. Visit the Cinefamily website for tickets and information regarding this mystical artist’s “first-ever L.A. multimedia performance.” Visit the Numero Group’s web-store to purchase or listen to portions of Celestial Soul Portrait. Visit Iasos’s website for “metaphysical info” and “fun stuff.”

We pitch, you fork
July 17, 2013, 12:49 pm
Filed under: Bandit, Forte, Iasos | Tags:

table teaser

Chicagoans, Midwesterners, sweat/dust/dusty sweat enthusiasts: Heading to the Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend? Numero will once again cart our boxed-up wares headlong into the heat and noise, with that painted wooden Trevor Dandy placard marking our territory in lazy fashion. Walk the damp tennis court surface of the CHIRP Record Fair tent with us, where we’ll be handselling copies of our deluxe Bandit Label LP set, Eccentric KC Soul on the Forte CD, plus the ambient summer of Iasos and Express Rising. All the old favorites on LP, CD, 45, cassette, t-shirt, trading card, and Omnibus will attend as well. Box of hardly imperfect LP dingers marked down to insanely low prices? Yes. Reports are rolling in to indicate that 2013’s limited edition Numero bin cards work great as both bin cards and as hand fans. Reports from meteorologists also indicate that you’re gonna need a hand fan. Stop by, fix glaring holes in your Numero shrine, then go stare at Wire or whatever.

Iasos: It’s just a matter of revving up your aura and upshifting it
June 13, 2013, 9:26 am
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The planets have aligned. Iasos: Celestial Soul Portrait is now available on 2LP, CD, or digital download. 


Ethereal Kinsmen
May 16, 2013, 2:12 pm
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IASOS & Express Rising


Different artists, different eras, different styles, different instrumentation, (different labels)… but as we’ve spent the last few weeks listening to both these test pressings, it’s been putting the office into a warm, dreamy, summery place (as much as the open windows and billowing curtains). Today, we received a package that happened to contain both covers and it drove the point home: we’re going to have  a mellow, pastoral vibe throughout this new season at Numero.

Iasos: A Later Incarnation
May 16, 2013, 10:57 am
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From portraits of a long-past Iasos circa 450 AD, we move on to the Iasos of the Carter administration. Tide yourself over toward the June 18 release of Numero’s inaugural visit to the New Age, 049 Iasos: Celestial Soul Portrait, with this half-hour video documentary. Shot in 1979, it clues the viewer in to Iasos’ performance technique, the benefits of headphone listening, his contorted, universal, and laughter-punctuated answers about his music’s origins, and the Arp-porn contents of his studio, the “total cybernetic environment” he felt fully at home in, among the electrons.

Iasos: Another Reincarnation
May 13, 2013, 2:45 pm
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As we prepare to start another cycle of Iasos’ long musical career, it’s worth looking at some of his past lives. Here’s an anecdote Iasos’ shared with us while we were assembling the forthcoming Celestial Soul Portrait:

There is a large deluxe full-color book on Egypt entitled “The Nile”. Inside this book, one of the images is the following:



Those that know me very well, all agree that this is definitely “me”! Especially, the eyes. The big picture book says the following about this image: 

This portrait was found 50 miles from Cairo. It is dated about 450 AD. The painting is believed to be Greek in style.

My grandmother never believed in reincarnation – until I showed her this image.   This image alone – made her believe in reincarnation! By the way, I did some “inner psychic research” and discovered/realized/remembered that I was then a merchant ,  importing/exporting goods between Greece & Egypt.   At the height of my career, I actually had 3 ships!

 This portrait is now in Room 214 of the Cairo Museum [last place it was known to be]When I was there, I got the attention of one of the museum guards, and brought his attention to this portrait.  His eyes got REAL BIG!!! when he looked at this portrait and then looked at me!

The Numero reincarnation: June 18th, 2013.