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Nils Frahm declares Piano Day with new song Wall

Nils Frahm declares Piano Day with new song Wall picture
HAPPY PIANO DAY!

Nils Frahm has decided it's time to celebrate the piano as one of the greatest inventions of all time. He has also revealed a brand new solo piano song entitled ‘Wall‘ as his ode and contribution to go alongside this exciting announcement. Set your diaries and make sure to visit www.pianoday.org on Piano Day, March 29th 2015 for more exciting piano news!

"Don't think I am completely pathetic, but I am here to tell you about a new holiday. In less than 2 weeks we will celebrate Piano Day together. This year for the first time and on each 88th day of the year in the future, until the sun explodes!"



HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE PIANO DAY?

Create your own piano events with friends or simply share your videos, poems, photos - anything that is piano inspired. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!

· listen · read · Facebook · Twitter · Instagram tag ‪#‎pianodayofficial‬ 

or email us your fun stuff.

Kiasmos announce Record Store Day release



Kiasmos announce exclusive Record Store Day 12" release of 'Looped' featuring remixes by Dauwd and Lubomyr Melnyk!

Listen to Dauwd's remix of album cut 'Held' in full via XLR8R, before it it's available in all good record stores on April 18. Enjoy!

"The resulting remix sees the UK talent refitting Kiasmos' production into a more club-minded framework while still retaining the restrained atmosphere and rich tones of the original." – XLR8R

In addition, Kiasmos are set to embark on a North American tour end of May, the complete dates for which can be found here.

More info: RSD USA · UK · Germany · France · Netherlands


Dawn of Midi sign to Erased Tapes and announce worldwide release of 'Dysnomia'

New signing Dawn of Midi announce worldwide release of Dysnomia picture
With Dysnomia, the Brooklyn-based group Dawn of Midi made up of double bass player Aakaash Israni, pianist Amino Belyamani and drummer Qasim Naqvi abandon improvisation in favour of composition, utilising sophisticated rhythmic structures from North and West African folk traditions to weave a sonic tapestry of trance-inducing grooves. From close up one may see only dots, but when stepping back an undulating image reveals itself. “We didn’t want to create anything cerebral,” says Belyamani, “we wanted something visceral, something that would awaken our instinctive dance impulses.”

“We wanted to make a record that sounded both musically futuristic and sonically vintage,” explains Israni, “and since the album never saw a proper international release, it is very exciting to see what might happen when more people are exposed to it. And to be aligned with Erased Tapes, whose enthusiasm for the music they release has done a lot for exposing unique instrumental and electronic music, makes it that much more interesting.”



'Dysnomia' will be released on June 1 through Erased Tapes.

· pre-order it on 2xLP/CD/DL or the DL via iTunes

Michael Price announces debut album 'Entanglement'



“No click tracks, no headphones, and no film. Just the spontaneity of performance and the sound of musicians hearing, connecting and responding.”

‘Entanglement’, the debut album by Michael Price fulfils his long-term desire to explore new musical territories, featuring Michael on the piano, with the addition of cello, soprano voice, string orchestra, modular synth, tape effects and electronics.

Throughout the record you will hear street sounds from 'Budapest' captured and processed on Michael’s mobile phone, as well as chamber music recorded direct to tape with vintage microphones in single takes. Album track ‘The Attachment’ was partly recorded onto a 1940s magnetic disc recorder, which immediately connected the piece back to a pre-digital musical age.

The cello and soprano vocal parts throughout the album were written specifically and directly for cellist Peter Gregson and vocalist Ashley Knight, whose expressive voice features on tracks ‘Maitri‘ and ‘The Uncertainly Principle‘. The lyrics for both songs are Japanese poetry sung in English, dealing with age, loss and the inevitable fading of beauty.

‘Entanglement’ was written over a period of two years on paper and by hand with Michael exploring oldest and newest technology at Abbey Road Studios and Snap Studios in London, before most of the recording and mixing took place at Vox-Ton in Berlin.



“I wanted to make an album that sounded like a dark, Berlin record store discovery from the 30s. Something that had timeless emotive power, and pre-digital rawness. Something that I hope would make a deeper connection in superficially networked times. I think there is a duty for artists to be honest, and vulnerable. Because then there is a possibility of real connection. Entanglement is both honest and vulnerable and to go through the two year process of writing, refining and recording an album has been more intense and more beautiful than I could have possibly imagined.” – Michael Price

'Entanglement' will be released via Erased Tapes on April 13, 2015. 

· listen to 'The Attachment' · pre-order LP/CD/DL or DL via iTunes


Happy New Year with Erased Tapes Collection VI

Happy New Year with Erased Tapes Collection VI picture
We'd like to thank you all for a wonderful year 2014 with a very special gift in form of a free download compilation, entitled 'Erased Tapes Collection VI'.

Compiled by label founder Robert Raths, it features some of the highlights from current releases by Lubomyr Melnyk, Peter Broderick, Rival Consoles, Douglas Dare, Nils Frahm, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Kiasmos and Michael Price, as well as an exclusive, previously unreleased song by Greg Gives Peter Space with the title 'That I Am' and the Clark remix of Nils's Juno ode to  'Peter'.

This year's interpretation of the Erased Tapes mountain was created by our wonderful friend Gregory Euclide.

Simply log in to our website here and you'll find 11 songs ready for you to download under 'My Downloads'. Enjoy!

· download · order T-shirt · order Ltd. Edition 12"x12" Print


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