We are extremely excited to announce that our first signing Rival Consoles has a new album out on October 16, entitled 'HOWL'!
"Rival Consoles scuttles and murmurs magnificently...roiling blasts and bleats of horns, distant yowls of feedback, and grittily twinkling synths accompany the song on its mesmerizing journey" – Spin
· listen to the premiere of the title track via Spin
Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm reveal surprise 7” single titled ‘Life Story Love and Glory’
SURPRISE!! You can find a brand new 7" single by Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm titled 'Life Story Love And Glory' featuring two piano duets in all good record stores tomorrow and for an exclusive period of 2 weeks!
Time to say hi to real people in real life ;) Happy record hunting!
Anyone outside of these places can order it from our web store.
Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm surprise fans with impromptu live collabs and matched profile pics
If you follow our dear composers Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds you might notice something's going on... First they join each others live sets at Haldern Pop Festival as captured by German TV station WDR Rockpalast, then update their profile pictures simultaneously...
Introduced by the prolific Mary Anne Hobbs who’s interest in these artists was piqued when she noticed the seismic effect their music had whenever she played it on her 6Music weekend breakfast show. A Winged Victory For The Sullen were accompanied by their string trio, London Brass and three dancers from Wayne Mcgregor’s Random Dance company for an ethereal performance. Nils Frahm then joined in on the grand piano and went on to perform solo surrounded by his familiar setup of synthesisers, electric piano, upright and toilet brushes.
“It’s slowly starting to dawn on me that we’ll always remember this night as a very special moment in our little history. Big thanks to Mary and the BBC Radio 3 and 6 Music team for their support throughout the years. What impressed me most was the unshakable dedication of our fans and the fact that even a tube strike couldn’t keep them from sharing this moment with us. None of this would have been possibly without you." – Robert Raths, Erased Tapes label founder
· watch the full performance now via the BBC iPlayer (in the UK)
We're very proud to announce that our dearest Nils Frahm will curate the next Late Night Tales compilation out September 11 featuring a rework of John Cage's famous "4'33" of silence, Boards Of Canada, Bibio, Colin Stetson, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Four Tet and spoken words by our friend and supporter Cilian Murphy!
And of course Nils did not only compile the songs, he ripped them from vinyl records, mixed, edited, over-dubbed and re-mastered them in his Durton Studio to create a very personal sonic journey throughout music history!
"I can’t tell you how much fun I've had creating this compilation for you but, suffice to say, I hope it will be a nice journey for your mind and heart."
Big thanks go out to Paul at LNT for trusting in our collective vision.