Started in 1995 as way to document, the musical & artistic endeavors of:Â Matthew Rademan, his friends & the immediate world around them.
“As the company letterhead states, Breathmintâ€™s Mat Rademan has been losing money releasing music no one likes since 1995. Initially dealing in stunted rock music, Breathmint has become a DIY, home-crafted noise empire built around Rademanâ€™s Newton project and tons of diversely packaged cdr releases of all sorts of weird music. The Breathmint sound, as it were, isnâ€™t simply a noise explosion; thereâ€™s a distinct vein of Rademanâ€™s releases which document a more conceptual line of thinking, though projects like Cornelius Ape (who wears a g-string and hits himself with a bat) and the recording of the members of a star-studded noise tour sleeping may stretch the boundaries of entertainment further than some listeners would like. Most importantly, though, Rademan doesnâ€™t seem to care, and with a dedication and enthusiasm that could be lessons to plenty of other, more established labels, Breathmint carries on.“Â – Adam Strohm – fakejazz.com (jun 18 2004)