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Time Travel Opps (TTO) is a digital consultancy, record label and publisher. An umbrella and outlet for the creative endeavours of a few musicians, writers, bands, and geeks.

TTO has released books, cds, 7″ and 12″ vinyl, digital downloads. As of 2014 TTO will also release digital projects that aren’t so easily categorised (yet).

The rest reads better told in the first person, by Richard Birkin (composer, creative technologist, TTO founder).



For the last six or seven years my day job has been working for startups and agencies, making digital things (a social network, Shakespeare on Twitter, games, apps) and putting them online for others to enjoy, and helping other people do so too.

Generally I do User Experience Design, Wireframing, Digital Storytelling, Production and Content Strategy, and have done so for clients such as Decca, BBC, Channel4, National Rail and Harrods.

If you’ve got a project that you need any help in those areas, get in touch.


Time Travel Opps began as a DIY record label. Head to the Releases section to have a look and listen.

Almost every Time Travel Opps release has included music – short fiction anthologies and poetry collections as well as the normal singles and albums by bands.

Heading into 2014, where Time Travel Opps will begin as a publisher of apps as well as records, music will still be the focus, impetus and inspiration behind the activities.



The publishing part of Time Travel Opps falls into two categories.

Firstly, it’s a word that sounds a bit more proper than “putting stuff out.” All Time Travel Opps releases are in a sense ‘published’ when they are given a catalogue number and made available to the public – whether they are books, vinyl albums, digital download singles, or apps. I’ve always wanted Time Travel Opps to be a ‘publisher of beautiful things’ rather than a normal record label.

Secondly, Time Travel Opps manages the publishing rights of the music written by me under my own name or ‘Emphemetry’, when that music is licensed for film and television purposes.