Iluso Records is an independent record label founded in 2013 by Michael Caratti and Álvaro Domene.

Our catalogue focuses on exploratory creative new music derived and informed by the fertile traditions of jazz, avant-garde metal, free-improvisation, western contemporary classical, and experimental electronic music.

We have featured works by artists who are dedicated to exploring the endless sonic possibilities that can be found within and beyond said genres:

Briggan Krauss, Colin Marston, Matthew Shipp, Elliott Sharp, Henry Kaiser, Mike Pride, Álvaro Pérez, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Colin Fisher, Lotte Anker, Pat Thomas, Eliane Gazzard, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Frode Gjerstad, Michael Bisio, Kirk Knuffke, Harvey Valdés, Ståle Liavik Solberg, Max Kutner, Terry Day, Sam Newsome, John Butcher, Dane Johnson, John Russell, Tom Rainey, Killick Hinds, Josh Sinton, Jason Ajemian, Chad Taylor, Rachel Musson, Chris Hoffman, Steve Beresford, Eli Wallace, Devin Gray, Brandon López, Aaron Quinn, Jason Nazary, Dominic Lash, Alex Ward, Ricardo Tejero, Javier Carmona, Rick Parker, Jeremy Carlstedt, Luke Barlow, Roberto Sassi, Santiago Horro, Sergio Mena, and Andrew Bassett.


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 Shifted by Death Drag


  • Mike Caratti - drums and compositions
  • Roberto Sassi - electric guitar
  • Santiago Horro - electric bass
  • Luke Barlow - Fender Rhodes and keyboards


Recorded by Frank Byng at Snorkel Studios, London in January 2017. Mixed by Frank Byng.

Mastered by Sardi at Sugarland Studios.

Original artwork by Shea Walsh.

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Death Drag


Iluso Records presents its 10th release and the first of 2018, Shifted by Death Drag. Shifted is perhaps the most ambitious excursion in noise terror from drummer/composer Mike Caratti, who calls upon his long-time London based collaborators to bring life to his extreme experiment.

Unadulterated avant-garde noise-metal - Shifted moves from a dream-like trance into a frenzied state of thrashing chaos, transporting the listener to an unknown world where the elements of contemporary creative music are distorted beyond recognition.

Caratti’s compositional approach crosses the worlds of contemporary classical music and avant-garde jazz in a noise metal context. Blurring the schism between compositional form and free-improvisation, inspiration is widely drawn from the harmonic theories of Messiaen, electric period Mile Davis through to 90’s thrash metal.

Death Drag are Mike Caratti on drums and compositions, Roberto Sassi on electric guitar, Santiago Horro on electric bass and Luke Barlow on Fender Rhodes and keyboards. Each artist is a veteran of the UK noise/rock and improvised music scenes. Sassi and Horro are long time collaborators of Alex Ward and members of his acclaimed band Forebrace. Barlow and Horro form half of the iconic UK art rock band Nøught.

Iluso Records is an independent
record label founded in 2013.
Our catalogue includes creative new music
from some of the world’s best music makers.