A Winged Victory For The Sullen announce new album 'Iris' with new track 'Galerie'
Peter Broderick announces 'Grunewald' EP
Adam Wiltzie of A Winged Victory announces debut solo soundtrack release 'Salero'
Having channelled some of the most iconic drift music of our time through A Winged Victory For The Sullen and Stars of the Lid, 2016 has already seen Erased Tapes luminary Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie provide original scores for a number of feature films including Jalil Lespert’s ‘Iris’ and ‘The Yellow Birds’ by Alexandre Moors.
It’s on ‘Salero’ however, that we see Wiltzie weave some of his finest work and deliver an expertly distilled accompaniment to director Mike Plunkett’s sprawling, uncompromising visuals. Set in Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, the narrative follows the region’s ‘Saleros’ – those who have for generations gathered salt and earned enough to somehow carve out an existence in such a barren landscape. It’s with the discovery of huge Lithium reserves – a mineral used frequently throughout the tech industry – under the scorched earth that acts as a catalyst for exploitation of the environment and its people; holding a microscope to the drastic effect industrialisation has on local culture and tradition.
“I have always said that composing music is infinitely easier when you have beautiful images to be inspired by. It was a pleasure to write a score over this captivating place of endless, glimmering salt before its impending demise. I was fascinated by this mythical space and its ability to define the identities of the people who live in its vicinity, where this vast salt flat itself would be a central character” – Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie
Recording took place in Adam’s Belgium-based studio for the guitars, percussion and small string ensemble tracking. Hungary was chosen for the final large string orchestra recordings at Magyar Radio Studio #22 with the Budapest Art Orchestra.
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Adam will be touring his Stars Of The Lid project across European cities this autumn including a performance at The Barbican in London. Tickets and more information can be found here.
Douglas Dare announces new album 'Aforger', teases first single 'Doublethink'
In a digital age where memories are mimicked by pixels and identity is as malleable as static, Douglas Dare’s new album Aforger questions the boundaries between reality and fiction. Inspired by recent events and revelations encountered in his life these songs depict Dare at his most vulnerable, whilst simultaneously reflecting our own obsession with technology back at us.
Aforger was mixed at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and produced by long-time collaborator Fabian Prynn.
Listen to 'Doublethink' below and pre-order Aforger here before its arrival on October 14th
Peter Broderick is set to release his new studio album 'Partners' on August 19th
Now, Peter takes that unpredictability one step further. For his latest album 'Partners', he experiments with chance, surrendering an entire song’s composition to the roll of dice.
“The inspiration really came when I decided to learn to play John Cage’s In A Landscape on the piano . . . I listened to a recording I had over and over again, five seconds or so at a time, picking out every single note. Then cross referencing what I’d learned with other versions of the piece as well as the original score. Beyond Cage’s music, his life and practice have interested me more and more, after having read about his love for foraging wild foods and using chance operations to compose music, in a sense taking his ‘self’ out of the music.”
Pre-order the LP/CD/DL from our store and stream its first single 'Carried' below.
Join Peter Broderick and the Erased Tapes team on September 4th at East London's Brilliant Corners as our collaboration with Classic Album Sundays continues.
In what will be the second in our 'Meet the Composer' series this event is an opportunity to delve into the conception and creation of a newly released album from an Erased Tapes artist and hear the record in full on the finest audio equipment. Find out more via the Classic Album Sundays website.