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Adam Wiltzie of A Winged Victory announces debut solo soundtrack release 'Salero'

Adam Wiltzie of A Winged Victory announced solo soundtrack release 'Salero' picture
Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie, the creative force behind A Winged Victory For The Sullen and Stars Of The Lid, is to officially release his score for the non-fiction film ‘Salero’ on November 11th.
 
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'

Douglas Dare announces new album 'Aforger', teases first single 'Doublethink' picture
Following his acclaimed debut Whelm, London-based singer-songwriter and pianist Douglas Dare returns with Aforger on October 14th, with the album's first single 'Doublethink' available to stream now.
 
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 via our store now before its arrival on October 14th 


Peter Broderick is set to release his new studio album 'Partners' on August 19th

Peter Broderick is set to release his new studio album 'Partners' on August 19th picture
For close to a decade, Portland’s Peter Broderick has cut his own unpredictable path through the world of contemporary music. So far, his wanderings have led him from solo works into the realms of film, dance and documentary scores, as well as art installations.

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.


Rival Consoles returns with mini-LP 'Night Melody'

Rival Consoles returns with new mini-album 'Night Melody' picture
Night Melody’ is Rival Consoles' new 34-minute, 6-track mini album to be released on Erased Tapes, August 5th – following 2015's acclaimed full-length 'Howl'. Born out of and shaped by long hours working into the night, it’s nocturnal in sound; mysterious in the way that the early hours so often are.

“I found myself in a silent home, with the days getting dark very early. I’ve never before in my life been affected by the lack of light so much. I just remember it always being night time. I would either make music into the night, go out drinking with friends, or go to parties and dance into the early hours, every day, week after week, month after month, until eventually the days became brighter again.”

'Lone' is the first glimpse from the release and is the result of constant adjustments to find a delicate balance of fragility and assurance.

Pre-order the 12"/DL from our store and stream the first single below.


Woodkid & Nils Frahm collaborate on score for JR's short film 'Ellis' with Robert De Niro



Woodkid & Nils Frahm's collaborative score for JR's short film ELLIS starring Robert De Niro is set for release on July 8th with all profits going to the Sea-Watch initiative.

For the first half of the twentieth century, Ellis Island stood as the gateway to America. For some twelve million people, it was their first encounter with the land they hoped to call home.

Directed by acclaimed French artist JR, ELLIS tells the story of one such migrant. Starring Robert De Niro, the film winds its way through the crumbling hallways of the abandoned Ellis Island hospital complex, now home to JR’s Unframed art installation. Entwined with the narrative is a score composed by Woodkid, performed and co-written by Nils Frahm. The delicate piano motifs of ‘Winter Morning I’ culminate in a crescendo of strings, while the harmonium swells on the B-side are the foundation for De Niro’s narration: an encomium for those who shaped modern America. 

There’s perhaps never been a more fitting time for this story, with all the proceeds going to the Sea Watch initiative, a non-profit charity dedicated to the protection and rescue of civilian refugees. 

"The music fell in our laps and melted with the images. The film has stuck in my head ever since; it moved my heart and changed my soul" – Nils Frahm

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