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2014-04-14 Greg Gives Peter Space

Greg Gives Peter Space

Greg Gives Peter Space picture
The long overdue first collaborative work by Peter Broderick and Greg Haines – "are you ready for this?"

“Greg and I became good friends while both living in Berlin, around 2009 to 2013. We spent countless late nights playing records for each other, dreaming the dream of good music. We talked a lot about collaborating and even put in quite a few hours at each other's studios . . . but for some strange reason we never seemed to finish anything. Maybe we were just busy enough with our other projects and didn't feel in any rush. But we certainly had it in mind that we'd like to finish something one day. And we are very proud to say that day is finally here!

Primarily inspired by mine and Greg's recent obsession with dub music, Greg Gives Peter Space is a mini album comprised of six tracks filled with – you guessed it – spacey sounds, created with the help of Greg's ever-growing collection of synthesizers,  tape delays and reel-to-reel machines. In the true spirit of dub music, many of the mixes were made live, both of us hovering over the mixing board, dancing around and following our intuitions, processing the sounds with live effects while the music bounced down to tape., We are extremely excited to release this record in the summer time and to celebrate with a few select shows around Europe. We've enlisted our dear friend Martyn Heyne to help us perform the music live, and we plan on bringing as much of the original gear from the recordings as possible. After years of playing fairly quiet music for an often seated audience, we can't wait to get on stage and bounce around to some groovy rhythms,  heavy bass and spacey synthesizers. Prepare for take-off! “ – Peter Broderick,  April 2014

Greg Gives Peter Space will be released on Vinyl and Download via Erased Tapes on June 16, 2014.



5.6. LONDON (UK) – Village Underground · tickets
9.6. BERLIN (DE) – Berghain Kantine · tickets

More info: greghaines.co.uk · peterbroderick.net
2014-04-07 Rival Consoles announces North American Tour

Rival Consoles announces North American Tour

Rival Consoles announces North American Tour picture
This month will see Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles debut his new live set, restricting himself to a small selection of analogue equipment such as the Moog Voyager, Prophet and tape delay, as he supports the Swedish shoegaze duo I Break Horses on their North American tour.

In celebration of his first performances in America, West offers his fans a free download of the title track 'Odyssey' – a reflection of his quest to create atmosphere and space from minimal arrangements. His new EP also features label friend Peter Broderick and is available now on 12" Vinyl and Download from the Erased Tapes store.



RIVAL CONSOLES — ODYSSEY TOUR

4/14 PHILADELPHIA (PA) — Johnny Brendas · tickets
4/15 WASHINGTON (DC) — DC9 · tickets
4/17 NEW YORK (NY) — Mercury Lounge · tickets
4/18 BROOKLYN (NY) — Rough Trade · tickets
4/19 BOSTON (MA) — Great Scott · tickets
4/21 MONTREAL (QC) — Il Motore · tickets
4/24 DETROIT (MI) — Crofoot Ballroom · tickets
4/25 CHICAGO (IL) — Empty Bottle · tickets
4/26 MINNEAPOLIS (MN) — Triple Rock · tickets
4/29 SEATTLE (WA) — The Crocodile · tickets
4/30 PORTLAND (OR) — Holocene · tickets
2014-02-24 Douglas Dare announces debut album Whelm

Douglas Dare announces debut album Whelm

Douglas Dare announces debut album Whelm picture
London-based singer-songwriter Douglas Dare releases his debut album Whelm on Erased Tapes. With the piano at the core, Dare vocalises his short prose and poems to a backdrop of drums, electronics and brass…

'I wanted to make a record that would allow the listener to escape, something lush and immersive but when looked at closely, the grit and depth could be found. I didn’t write the record with a concept in mind but when thinking of titles I found this through-line; I realised the restless nature of humans and the erratic emotions I’d written about could be linked to water and more specifically the sea. I grew up in the coastal town of Bridport, Dorset; the sea was this constant thing in my life. And although I felt an affinity with it, I couldn’t swim until I was a teenager. This equal measure of joy and uncertainty I found in both people and water brought me to Whelm; it feels like a fitting title. To be engulfed. To be buried. To be whelmed.'

Whelm will be released on CD, Vinyl and Download incl. lyric book 'Nine Poems' via Erased Tapes on May 12, 2014.

Pre-order it here or digitally via iTunes.

2014-02-13 A Winged Victory For The Sullen return with ATOMOS VII

A Winged Victory For The Sullen return with ATOMOS VII

A Winged Victory For The Sullen return with ATOMOS VII picture
As announced by Pitchfork, April 28 will see the return of A Winged Victory For The Sullen with the release of 'ATOMOS VII'. It forms the first installment leading up to the release of the second studio album 'ATOMOS', and score for choreographer Wayne McGregor's long form dance piece. This EP also sees the involvement of Ben Frost, who composed the music for McGregor’s previous work 'Far'.

'Atomos VII' will be released on 12"/DL and can be pre-ordered here.



'While we were re-amping guitars at Greenhouse studios, Ben expressed interest and admiration in the sounds we had created. We were planning for the B-side to be a metamorphosis of part VII, and Ben seemed the obvious choice. With the multi-tracks transformed, it follows a trajectory that we had not felt comfortable with before. But with Ben's involvement and influence, it was a painless entrance to this crooked, distorted world.’ – Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie

‘We never imagined 2013 would be such an explosively creative year. The first record took us two years from start to finish, but in the micro span of time over last summer we were able to change the formula for the way we write, record, and let go. It was incredibly liberating.’ – Dustin O'Halloran

28.03. BRUSSELS (BE) – Botanique › tickets 
29.03. TURNHOUT (BE) – Warande (ATOMOS) › tickets 
01.04. HASSELT (BE) – CC Hasselt (ATOMOS) › tickets 
29.05. BARCELONA (ES) – Primavera Sound › tickets

'A surprisingly emotional score' ★★★★ The Telegraph 
'Intense, reflective, occasionally threatening and wholly enveloping' ★★★★ The Times

2014-02-10 Codes In The Clouds reveal new Video & Festival Appearances

Codes In The Clouds reveal new Video & Festival Appearances

Codes In The Clouds are pleased to reveal the official music video for 'Don't Go Awash In This Digital Landscape' to celebrate the 5th anniversary of their 2009 debut album 'Paper Canyon'.



The time lapse video was produced by Lam Ho Tak, a student from the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong, winner of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2011 in the Live Action category and 'Best Experimental Film' at SediciCorto Film Festival. He also created the video for Ólafur Arnalds's 'Near Light'.

The band also announced their appearance at this year's ArcTanGent Festival in Bristol and Strangeforms Festival in Leeds.

› Watch on YouTube · Order CD/DL · Get tickets
2014-01-13 Nils Frahm 'Spaces' Tour & 'Says' Video

Nils Frahm 'Spaces' Tour & 'Says' Video

After releasing his critically acclaimed new album 'Spaces' with an exclusive release concert in New York, Nils Frahm announces his European & North American tour with a brand new video.



The official music video for album track Says was created by visual artists Romain Assénat and Ana Silva. Romain previously submitted a 'typewriter symphony' for Nils's Screws Reworked online project.

'Listening to 'Says', we wanted to create a visual space fitting with the repeating form and the kind of echo present in this piece. We had the visual idea during a show of Nils in Germany, two days after, we've created a device for capturing this idea: a video-feedback with ink on glass captured in one take, in a very analogue way and without any post-production', he explains.

20.01. TUEBINGEN (DE) Pfleghofsaal Tuebingen › tickets 
30.01. BRATISLAVA (SK) Atelier Babylon › tickets 
31.01. PRAGUE (CZ) Palac Akropolis › tickets 
22.02. DRESDEN (DE) Societaetstheater › tickets 
07.03. BARCELONA (ES) Mutek Festival › tickets 
08.03. AMSTERDAM (NL) Paradiso (5 Days Off Festival) › tickets 
09.03. LEIPZIG (DE) Schauspiel › tickets 
10.03. BERLIN (DE) Philharmonie › SOLD OUT
15.03 LOS ANGELES (US) Bootleg Theater* › tickets 
16.03 SAN FRANCISCO (US) The Independent* › tickets 
18.03 SEATTLE (US) The Triple Door* › tickets 
19.03 PORTLAND (US) Mississippi Studios* › tickets 
20.03 VANCOUVER (CA) Electric Owl* › tickets 
21.03 CHICAGO (US) Constellation* › tickets 
23.03 MONTREAL (CA) L'Astral* › tickets 
25.03 BOSTON (US) David Friend Recital Hall* › tickets 
26.03 BROOKLYN (US) Glasslands* › tickets 
27.03 PHILADELPHIA (US) First Unitarian Church* › tickets 
28.03 BETHESDA (US) The Mansion at Strathmore* › tickets
29.03 KNOXVILLE (US) Big Ears Festival › tickets
20.07. SUFFOLK (UK) Latitude Festival › tickets 
25.07. VISEU (PT) Jardins Efemeros › tickets 
16.08. HAMBURG (DE) Dockville Festival › tickets 
29.10. LONDON (UK) Barbican › tickets

*support from label mate Douglas Dare

★★★★ Mojo · ★★★★ The Guardian · ★★★★ Irish Times
★★★★ The Arts Desk · ★★★★1/2 Music OMH · 9/10 Uncut
9/10 Drowned In Sound · 8/10 Exclaim! · 4.5/5 Resident Advisor
4.5/5 Fact · 9/10 Clash · 9/10 The Line of Best Fit

'A fantastic record…it can transport you somewhere else' – Alexis Petridis, The Guardian Album of the Week

'A work of gentle genius, and one of the year’s best albums' – The Quietus

'His feverish playing is so stimulating that it's slightly nerve-wracking' – Pitchfork

'My favourite song of the year... no contest... Nils Frahm transposes the complex textures of what love could be in Says' – Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music

› Listen to · Order CD/2LP/DL · Get tickets
2014-01-01 Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It's the little things that made 2013 so special.

Like 
Peter Broderick treating us to this lovely performance in his kitchen. Thank you everyone for your continuous support! We're very much looking forward to another exciting year with our wonderful artists.

love, 
Team Erased Tapes



Video captured by Sofia Ilyas in Berlin on March 18, 2013.
2013-11-18 Nils Frahm 'Spaces' out now!

Nils Frahm 'Spaces' out now!

Nils Frahm reveals a mesmerising official live video on today's release of 'Spaces' - available now on CD/2xLP/Download.



Inverted Audio visited our electronic night at the Village Underground where they interviewed Nils on the rooftop. Also a highly recommended watch:




★★★★ – Mojo ★★★★ – The Guardian ★★★★ – Irish Times
★★★★ – The Arts Desk 8/10 – Exclaim! 
‘Frahm truly excels' 9/10 – Uncut
‘This is the sound of an artist unleashed’ 9/10 – Clash
‘Immediate, intimate and irresistible’ 9/10 – The Line of Best Fit
'My favourite song of the year' – Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music

› Listen · Order · Watch on YouTube · Get tickets
2013-10-23 Nils Frahm live on KEXP Radio

Nils Frahm live on KEXP Radio

Watch Nils Frahm perform two songs from his upcoming album 'Spaces' live in the KEXP studio in Seattle.



'Spaces' will be out on November 18, 19 (US). You can pre-order the album on CD/2xLP/DL here.
2013-10-21 Peter Broderick reveals preview of Float 2013

Peter Broderick reveals preview of Float 2013

Peter Broderick offers Full Album Stream picture
Brought up in a musical household in Oregon, Peter Broderick quickly became a popular session musician for the likes of M. Ward in the Portland area. Later discovered by the Danish band Efterklang he joined their live band and spent the next six years based in Europe where he collaborated with many like-minded contemporaries. 

October 28 will see the reissue of the 26-year old American composer's 2008 debut album 'Float'. Returning to his home in Oregon, where his musical journey began, Peter completes the circle with the release of 'Float 2013'. The album was remastered by the gifted hands of Nils Frahm, with the new album title laid out by Peter using pebbles at his childhood spot on the beach.

'Float 2013' will be reissued on CD, vinyl, digital and even on a limited edition cassette. The album release will also be accompanied by 'Float 2013 Addendum', a 7” single featuring ‘Something Has Changed’ re-arranged as a duet for violin and viola, with the new title ‘Something Has Remained’.



› Listen · Order the CD/LP/MC/DL · Get tickets
2013-10-14 Rival Consoles 'Odyssey' Video & Full EP Stream

Rival Consoles 'Odyssey' Video & Full EP Stream

Today fans of Rival Consoles will be able to stream the full EP via Dummy and watch a first music video for the title track 'Odyssey', as premiered by XLR8R and Groove Magazine.



West will perform alongside his contemporary composer mates Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm for a special electronic Erased Tapes night as part of London’s The Hydra series on October 18.

The same day will also see a special in-store event at Phonica Records, where West will showcase the ‘Odyssey’ EP amongst other tracks on his beloved analogue gear, joined by South London’s artist Supermundane creating a live art piece in the shop window. It starts at 8pm.

› Listen · Watch · Order 12" Vinyl/DL · Get Tickets
2013-09-17 Rival Consoles returns with Odyssey EP

Rival Consoles returns with Odyssey EP

Rival Consoles returns with Odyssey EP picture
As announced by Resident AdvisorRival Consoles returns with the analogue synth-laden 'Odyssey' EP.

The first cut entitled 'Voyager' is being premiered via Under The Radar Magazine and available as a free download via XLR8R:



› StreamDownload · Order 12" Vinyl/DL · Get Tickets
2013-09-09 Nils Frahm announces new album Spaces

Nils Frahm announces new album Spaces

Nils Frahm announces his new album 'SPACES' out in November with a video trailer via XLR8R and This Is Fake DIY:



Spaces was mastered by the gifted hands of Mandy Parnell and will be released in the form of a CD, 2xLP and Download on November 18 via Erased Tapes.

It will be the first release under the new Erased Tapes America imprint, out November 19 in North America, preceded by a string of West Coast shows in late September and celebrated with a special album release concert in New York City on November 25.

09/26 SEATTLE (WA) : Decibel Festival – Oliveray set * › tickets 
09/27 SEATTLE (WA) : Decibel Festival x Erased Tapes † › tickets 
09/28 PORTLAND (OR) : Mississippi Studios † › tickets 
09/29 SAN FRANCISCO (CA) : Regency Ballroom ˚ › tickets 
10/01 LOS ANGELES (CA) : First Unitarian Church ˚ › tickets
11/25 NEW YORK (NY): Le Poisson Rouge - SPACES release concert › tickets

*with Peter Broderick & Hauschka † with Ólafur Arnalds ˚ with Ólafur Arnalds & Hauschka
2013-09-04 Douglas Dare – Lungful video premiere

Douglas Dare – Lungful video premiere

Clash, Noisey and Under The Radar premiered the beautifully simplistic music video for Douglas Dare's EP track 'Lungful', directed by Dusan Kacan.



'Lungful' is also available for full stream via Tiny Mix TapesSpex and The Line Of Best Fit who feature it as their Song Of The Day.



Have a listen and make sure to catch Douglas live:

29.08. LONDON (UK) – Bush Hall w/Angel Olsen › tickets 
23.09. LONDON (UK) – St. Margaret's House Chapel › tickets
28.09. HAMBURG (DE) – Reeperbahn Festival › tickets 
01.10. LONDON (UK) – Village Underground** › tickets
13.11. LONDON (UK) – St Pancras Old Church › tickets
16.11. CHUR (CH) – Werkstatt › tickets
30.11. UTRECHT (NL) – Le Guess Who? Festival › tickets
01.12. ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE (LU) – Rockhal* › tickets
03.12. LIVERPOOL (UK) – The Kazimier* › tickets
04.12. BRIGHTON (UK) – All Saint's Church* › tickets
05.12. BRISTOL (UK) – St. George's* › tickets
06.12. GLASGOW (UK) – CCA Glasgow* › tickets
*with Ólafur Arnalds ** with A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Listen · Watch · Pre-order the CD/10"/DL · Follow Douglas


2013-09-02 Peter Broderick – FLOAT 2013 Map & Track Stream

Peter Broderick – FLOAT 2013 Map & Track Stream



October 28 will see the reissue of
Peter Broderick's 2008 debut album Float. Returning to his home in Oregon, where his musical journey began, Peter completes the circle with the release of Float 2013. Remastered by the gifted hands of Nils Frahm, Float 2013 will also include two additional bonus tracks with each album download.

Having previously released ‘Ten Duets‘ on cassette tape, Peter is a big fan of this format and is excited to be taking part in Cassette Store Day on September 7th 2013. Float 2013 will be available in stores in a hand numbered limited edition purple cassettes, in bespoke packaging. Fans can view a map of all the stores that will stock the tape here.

Float 2013 will be accompanied by the release of a special 7" single 'Float 2013 Addendum' featuring ‘Something Has Changed’ re-arranged as a duet for violin and viola, with the new title ‘Something Has Remained’.



› Listen to 'A Snowflake' · Watch the map · Pre-order the CD/LP/DL
2013-08-05 Float 2013 for Cassette Store Day

Float 2013 for Cassette Store Day

FLOAT 2013 for Cassette Store Day picture
We're extremely excited to announce our very first cassette tape release in celebration of Cassette Store Day 2013!

A super limited edition of 100 purple cassettes in bespoke packaging carry Peter Broderick's 2008 debut album remastered by the gifted hands of Nils Frahm:

'What Nils did to the sound, how he worked his magic as he always does, filled me with the conviction that this project had not previously reached its potential. In so many ways I've found myself coming around the circle, back to the place I started, only perhaps the circle itself has moved. But the dream is the same. And my little baby has a new pair of shoes: Float 2013.'

This classic album will be reissued in multiple formats later on this year - more details to be revealed soon. For the time being it will be exclusively available on cassette tape from September 7th including a download code with 2 exclusive bonus tracks that gets activated on the official reissue release date in the fall.

You can check the list of participating record stores from around the world here and follow CSD on FB and Twitter.

Peter and Nils will also be performing one of their rare Oliveray live sets at this year's Decibel Festival for which you're dearly invited.
2013-07-30 Douglas Dare announces debut EP

Douglas Dare announces debut EP

Douglas Dare announces debut EP picture
As announced by Clash Magazine, London-based singer-songwriter Douglas Dare announces debut EP release 'Seven Hours' with a video teaser as the newest artist on Erased Tapes. 

The EP was recorded in various spaces, including drummer/producer Fabian Prynn’s home-studio in South London. The four tracks of the EP are the first recordings the musicians have made together and with all songs written by Dare and all tracks engineered, mixed and produced by Prynn, it is a true collaboration.



09.08. REES HALDERN (DE) – Haldern Pop Festival › SOLD OUT 
29.08. LONDON (UK) – Bush Hall tickets 
28.09. HAMBURG (DE) – Reeperbahn Festival › tickets 
01.10. LONDON (UK) – Village Underground with A Winged Victory For The Sullen › tickets

› Watch video teaser · Pre-order the CD/10"/DL · Follow Douglas
2013-07-22 Nils Frahm announces US West Coast Tour

Nils Frahm announces US West Coast Tour

Nils Frahm announces US West Coast Tour picture
We're excited to announce that after his much applauded Mutek x Boiler Room performance in June, Nils will return to the US for a string of West Coast dates with label friend Ólafur Arnalds and Hauschka in September:

09/26 SEATTLE (WA) : Decibel Festival – Oliveray set * › tickets 
09/27 SEATTLE (WA) : Decibel Festival x Erased Tapes † › tickets 
09/28 PORTLAND (OR) : Mississippi Studios † › tickets 
09/29 SAN FRANCISCO (CA) : Regency Ballroom ˚ › tickets 
10/01 LOS ANGELES (CA) : First Unitarian Church ˚ › tickets

*with Peter Broderick & Hauschka † with Ólafur Arnalds ˚ with Ólafur Arnalds & Hauschka



'Leaving the crowd breathless with exhilaration’ (9/10) Boiler Room Live Review – Exclaim!

‘If Mutek gave out a Most Valuable Player award, it very likely would have gone to Frahm’ – XLR8R

2013-07-15 Erased Tapes Collection V: 5th Anniversary Box Set

Erased Tapes Collection V: 5th Anniversary Box Set

Erased Tapes Collection V: 5th Anniversary Box Set picture
Today marks the release of our 5th anniversary box set entitled Erased Tapes Collection V, a collection of five seven-inch records carrying ten exclusive songs recorded by Erased Tapes artists in celebration of our label's fifth birthday. It comes in a strictly limited edition of five hundred copies worldwide and is available from our online store and selected record stores including Rough Trade, Phonica, Spillers, Boomkat, Norman and Piccadilly Records.

Designed by Torsten Posselt at FELD Berlin, the Erased Tapes Collection V comes in a deluxe, hand-assembled outer box, emblazoned with a detailed debossing of the mountain-shaped logo. The black box opens at an angle and reveals five screen-printed inner sleeves carrying five dinged 7" records, plus a hand-numbered sixth inner. The additional sleeve contains a mountain-shaped record centrepiece, an anti-static cleaning cloth and has a unique code imprinted on the back. The code enables its rightful owner to download a digital edition of this release from the 24th of December 2013. Until then this exclusive collection shall be enjoyed on vinyl only.



"When you look closely at the debossing on the front of the box, you will recognise the time and pressure lines of the seismographic disc on which the original mountain was drawn back in 2007, embodying the constancy and timelessness of the music. I very much like the idea that this collection is limited to a certain amount of copies. And if you own it, you're one of only a few people out there that can give these ten exclusive songs a spin. There's something beautiful to limitation and restraint that resonates with the whole idea of Erased Tapes." – Robert Raths, label founder

Watch  'The Art Of Erased Tapes Records' | Order Box Set
2013-07-05 A Winged Victory collaborate with Wayne McGregor & announce UK Dates

A Winged Victory collaborate with Wayne McGregor & announce UK Dates

A Winged Victory collaborate with Wayne McGregor & announce UK Dates! picture
A Winged Victory For The Sullen return to earth to compose the new score to Wayne McGregor’s Atomos and announce UK tour dates.

McGregor is Royal Ballet resident director, but is best known to many in the music world for his work with Radiohead on their 'Lotus Flower' video, and most recently for the new Atoms For Peace video 'Ingenue'. After a year of playing A Winged Victory For The Sullen’s self-titled album during dance practice, the Royal Ballet resident director contacted Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O’Hallaran to provide the score to his new sixty-minute full-length work Atomos.

'The nature of this project has invariably guided our compositions into a strange world we did not create. We are really testing the ability to leave vanity, and the safety of our whole notes in the closet. It seems quite fitting that our next musical output is also our first foray into dance with this lovely human being, from that island across the pond, Wayne Mcgregor. We continue into the unknown.'
– Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie & Dustin O’Halloran

01.10. LONDON (UK) – Village Underground › tickets 
02.10. READING (UK) – South Street Arts Centre › tickets 
03.10. LEICESTER (UK) – Bishop Street Church › tickets 
04.10. GATESHEAD (UK) – The Sage › tickets 
09.-12.10. LONDON (UK) – Atomos at Sadler’s Wells › tickets

› Read more via Drowned In Sound | Random Dance | Tourdates
2013-06-24 Luke Abbott & Clark rework Nils's 'Juno'

Luke Abbott & Clark rework Nils's 'Juno'

Luke Abbott & Clark Rework Juno picture
After releasing Nils Frahm's two-track solo synthesiser Juno EP in a highly sought after 7” edition, we will now re-release the original Juno tracks with guest reworks by Border Community's modular synth wizard Luke Abbott and Warp veteran Clark. Both known for their like-minded use of analogue synthesisers in their music, it makes them the perfect artists to rework the originals.

Similar to Nils’s online project Screws Reworked Project, where he invited fans to download his solo piano songs to reinterpret them with their own medium of choice, it’s far from being the typical remix EP. Aptly titled Juno Reworked, it will be released worldwide in the form of a limited 12" Vinyl and Download on July 15th.



› Listen | Pre-order 12"/DL | Participate in Screws Reworked

LIVE DATES:

10.07. LEEDS (UK) – Opera North – H. Assembly Room › tickets 
11.07. LONDON (UK) – St. John at Hackney › tickets 
13.07. LAUSANNE (CH) – Festival de la Cité › tickets 
25.08. AMSTERDAM (NL) – Grachtenfestival › tickets 
26.09. SEATTLE (US) – Decibel Festival › tickets 
06.10. ESSEN (DE) – Swingfest – Weststadthalle › tickets
13.11. BORGERHOUT (BE) – De Roma › tickets
14.11. LEUVEN (BE) – 30CC – Schouwburg › tickets
15.11. HASSELT (BE) – Cultuurcentrum › tickets
16.11. ROESELARE (BE) – De Spil ›  tickets 

'Juno Reworked is perhaps the most successful remix project you’re likely to hear for a good while' 8/10 - The Line Of Best Fit

'Leaving the crowd breathless with exhilaration’ (9/10) Boiler Room Live Review – Exclaim!

‘If MUTEK gave out a Most Valuable Player award for 2013, it very likely would have gone to Frahm’ – XLR8R
2013-04-19 Lubomyr Melnyk – Corollaries Tour

Lubomyr Melnyk – Corollaries Tour


On Lubomyr Melnyk's upcoming 
Corollaries Tour he will be joined by American contemporary artist Gregory Euclide for his shows in Brussels, London and Berlin, where Euclide will create new paintings live on stage, inspired by Melnyk's piano playing. Watch a first taster of Lubomyr performing live.

19.05. BRUSSELS (BE) – AB w/Gregory & Nils › tickets

20.05. LONDON (UK) – The Village Underground w/Gregory › tickets 
23.05. AMSTERDAM (NL) – Vondelkerk w/Sarah Neufeld › tickets  
26.05. BERLIN (DE) Grüner Salon w/Gregory › tickets 
08.08. HALDERN (DE) – Haldern Pop Festival › sold out

'Captivating as ever' – The Wire
'Sheer beauty' ★★★★ – Uncut 
'Superb' ★★★★ – Mojo

2013-04-17 Douglas Dare joins Erased Tapes

Douglas Dare joins Erased Tapes

Douglas Dare joins Erased Tapes picture
We are very excited to announce that London-based singer-songwriter Douglas Dare has joined the Erased Tapes family and will support our dear Ólafur Arnalds on his European tour.

'It's a real thrill to be working with Erased Tapes, a label whose artists have inspired me from the beginning and whose ethos I share whole-heartedly. This is an exciting time to join the family and I'm truly privileged to be a part of it.'

Douglas' rich and haunting vocals are combined with lyrics crafted from his own poems and short prose, a writing style that gives his intimate songs on piano wisdom far beyond his 22 years.

› Get tickets · Follow Douglas

2013-04-16 Nils Frahm Live Video & New Tour Dates

Nils Frahm Live Video & New Tour Dates



Since 
Nils Frahm's intimate birthday release Screws, the launch of the Screws Reworked Project and his Recording Tour Part II in March, fans this summer can see Nils at select festivals and special concerts in Europe and North America.

The Louisiana Channel published a wonderful live video of his performance at this year's Frost Festival in Copenhagen where you can view a taster of his new live setup. Nils has also begun preparations for his highly anticipated next full-length album. Here you can hear a first test recording he did on his new grand piano with a felt damper. Enjoy!

20.04. TALLINN (EE) – Jazzkaar Festival › tickets 
02.05. STRASBOURG (FR) – Musee D´Art Contemporain › tickets 
19.05. BRUSSELS (BE) – AB w/Lubomyr › tickets 
24.05. HAMBURG (DE) – Elbjazz Festival › tickets 
25.05. BARCELONA (ES) – Primavera Sound › tickets 
30.05. MONTREAL (CA) – Mutek Festival › tickets 
03.06. NEW YORK (US) – (Le) Poisson Rouge
05.06. PHILADELPHIA (US) – First Unitarian Church
06.06. CHICAGO (US) – Chopin Theater
10.06. BOULDER (US) – eTown
10.07. LEEDS (UK) – Opera North - H. Assembly Room › tickets 
11.07. LONDON (UK) – St. John at Hackney › tickets 
13.07. LAUSANNE (CH) – Festival de la Cité › tickets 
26.09. SEATTLE (US) – Decibel Festival › tickets 
27.09. SEATTLE (US) – Decibel Festival *as Oliveray › tickets
06.10. ESSEN (DE) – Swingfest – Weststadthalle › tickets

2013-04-15 Michael Price on Soundcloud

Michael Price on Soundcloud

MIchael Price on Soundcloud picture
In the upcoming months composer Michael Price will be collecting field recordings and capturing all sorts of sounds on his travels, using special recording equipment and sci-fi looking microphones, as the foundation for his debut album on Erased Tapes.

Follow him on Soundcloud as he will be sharing exciting first sketches and work in progress like this stunning improvisation for piano and effects entitled 'Easter' and his recording of the Venice bells.



'I'm going to Budapest on Thursday, so will be in sound world again.'

2013-04-08 Lubomyr Melnyk – Album Out Now

Lubomyr Melnyk – Album Out Now

Lubomyr Melnyk – Full Album Stream picture
Lubomyr Melnyk's new album 'Coroallaries' is out now via Erased Tapes – with a 5-minute excerpt of 'The Six Day Moment' being available for full stream here.

'Where were you guys when I was thirty?’ – Lubomyr Melnyk

Corollaries is available on CD, 2xLP and Ltd. Edition Clear Vinyl (which all sit in a special die-cut sleeve) and as a High Quality Download which can be ordered here. **Please note that the vinyl edition is expected to arrive in early May**



'A pianist of remarkable talent and insight' 9/10 – Line of Best Fit
'Cascade-ish discharging beauty' – Spex (DE)
'Hypnotic' ★★★★ – Rolling Stone (DE)
'Epic, meditative stillness' Album of the Week – WQXR Q2 Music

2013-03-04 Heather Woods Broderick covers Peter Broderick

Heather Woods Broderick covers Peter Broderick

Heather Woods Broderick covers Peter Broderick picture
Peter Broderick's dear sister Heather Woods Broderick crafted this wonderful cover version of his song 'Inside Out There' from his latest album 'These Walls Of Mine'. In his own words:

'All of a sudden it feels like much more of a song than it ever was! She took that little bastard of a song turned it into something magical. What can I say... I love you Heather Woods Broderick!'



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2013-02-13 Nils Frahm Recording Tour Part II

Nils Frahm Recording Tour Part II

Nils Frahm announces his 'Recording Tour Part II' throughout Germany with a little video message to his fans...



16.3. ROSTOCK (DE) - Barocksaal
17.3. MAGDEBURG (DE) - Kulturhistorisches Museum
18.3. FRANKFURT (DE) - Mousonturm
19.3. AACHEN (DE) - Kurparkterrassen
20.3. MARBURG (DE) - KFZ
21.3. MÜLHEIM (DE) - Privat Atelier (RSVP Only!)
22.3. MÜNCHEN (DE) - Kammerspiele
24.5. HAMBURG (DE) - Elbjazz Festival

Presented by INTROGROOVEByteFM & No Fear Of Pop.

Additional tour dates can be found here.
2013-01-16 Brand New Peter Broderick Music Video

Brand New Peter Broderick Music Video



We're excited to reveal the official music video for 'Proposed Solution To The Mystery Of The Soul'from 
Peter Broderick's new album 'These Walls of Mine', created by Bernhard Wittich, a London based cinematographer known for his video of Andrew Bird's 'Give It Away' .

'The main idea was to portrait a man who is trying to communicate with his soul through this sign he is setting up. The camera should feel like his soul 'dancing' around him while he is trying to get some answers he can't solve by himself . Although he can't see his soul he certainly feels it at the end, because it was always there' 
– Bernhard Wittich

› Watch | Order CD/LP/DL/Special Edition | Visit Peter's website
2013-01-14 Lubomyr Melnyk Album Details Revealed

Lubomyr Melnyk Album Details Revealed



April 15, 2013 will see Ukrainian pianist 
Lubomyr Melnyk – the pioneer of 'Continuous Piano Music' – with his first release on Erased Tapes. Entitled Corollaries, the album was recorded and produced by Peter Broderick with the additional help of Nils Frahm and Martyn Heyne. We knew it was time to share the great musical legacy of Melnyk, to which he simply responded: ‘Where were you guys when I was thirty?’

The album artwork was created by American contemporary artist Gregory Euclide, known for his cover art for Bon Iver’s self-titled album. Euclide was listening to early mixes of the recordings on repeat whilst painting the two visual counterparts contained in the record, describing his interpretation of Corollaries as 'a continuous cycle of growth and decay'.

Track listing: 1. Pockets Of Light 2. The Six Day Moment 3. A Warmer Place 4. Nightrail From The Sun 5. Le Miroir D'Amour

› Watch Trailer via YouTubePre-order CD/2xLP/DL | Buy Tickets

2012-12-21 Nils Frahm - Screws Reworked Project

Nils Frahm - Screws Reworked Project



'
Screws' was the result of inspiration from fans and friends whilst Nils Frahm recovered from an unfortunate thumb injury. Nils offered his fans nine recordings to download and in return you started to send him your remixes, reworks, audio and visual reinterpretations. This gave birth to the 'Screws Reworked' project.

You can now showcase your personal rework on this special dedicated website by submitting either images, videos or audio files and share them with the world. You can also view/comment on other artists & friends' reworks and share them too.

Enjoy and thank you all for listening! With lots of love, Nils & Team Erased Tapes

p.s. Nils also made a little Xmas mixtape for you. Have a listen.
2012-12-20 Nils Frahm / Ghostpoet / Hyelim Kim BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Session

Nils Frahm / Ghostpoet / Hyelim Kim BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Session

Nils Frahm / Ghostpoet / Hyelim Kim BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Session picture
When the BBC Radio 3 team got in touch and introduced us to the concept behind their Late Junction Sessions, which was to bring together artists from different genres who had never met before to jam for a whole day at the Maida Vale Studios in London, we knew it was a perfect fit for Berlin-based pianist and producer Nils Frahm.

From that starting point onwards UK singer, producer and 2011's Mercury Prize nominee Ghostpoet and Taegŭm performer, composer and researcher Hyelim Kim were added to the bill and so the stage was set for three very different artists to come together and create something truly musical and unique.



The session will go live on BBC Radio 3 (90-93 FM) today 20th December at 11pm GMT. Fans can tune in and view further images online here.

The trailer video was directed & shot by Steve Glashier, known for his music videos for artists such as Bonobo and Fatboy Slim.

› Watch via Vimeo or YouTube | Read Interview | Tune In

2012-12-10 Peter Broderick - Making of These Walls Of Mine

Peter Broderick - Making of These Walls Of Mine

We're very excited to reveal brand new behind the scenes footage that showcases Peter Broderick's personal involvement in the packaging of his new album 'These Walls Mine'.



With the help of designer Torsten Posselt at Feld and Robert Raths of Erased Tapes, Peter created a collectable special edition for his fans. In the early morning hours the three pay a local printing house in Berlin a visit as they print the hand-stitched booklets and assemble the delicate orange special edition boxes.

The video was filmed and edited by Alexander Schneider – also responsible for the one-take live studio video of 'I've Tried' – and contains shots of all the machinery involved in the CD and Vinyl production, which combined with Peter's spoken words on 'These Walls Of Mine I' almost get a human feel.


› Watch via Vimeo or YouTube | Order Album | Tourdates

2012-11-16 Noisey Video Premiere for 'a2'

Noisey Video Premiere for 'a2'



A visual piece by Michael Zoidis & Jodie Southgate, exploring the hazy slow-building ambient piece 'a2' by
Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm, premiered by Noisey and selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.

"For the video I cast my mind back to an old chemistry set I had when younger and experimented with some milk, food colour, vinegar and a macro lens to create a visual piece to accompany the music. The results were unexpected. I was rather pleased with some and I wanted to share them with you." - Michael Zoidis, director

"An ambient track that wraps itself around your synapses like balm as they've been dwindled by the unavoidable daily contact with Skrillex and PSY." - Noisey

› Watch via Noisey | Vimeo | YouTubeOrder Ltd. 10"/DL
2012-11-12 Michael Price joins Erased Tapes

Michael Price joins Erased Tapes

Michael Price joins Erased Tapes picture
Let's give English composer Michael Price a warm welcome!

Recorded at Phoenix Sound inside the world-famous Pinewood Studios – home of the British film industry and a location chosen by Michael as 'a haven for me in a noisy world' – December 17th marks his debut release as the latest addition to the Erased Tapes family in the form of 'A Stillness'; a four-track limited edition vinyl including music sheets and downloads.

Renowned for his work as film composer, producer and award-winning music editor, this small collection of songs shows a more personal side of Price, a chance for him to create music without any scripts and guidelines.



“When I heard what we had, there was only one collection of musicians and artists that felt a natural fit, and that was Erased Tapes. I'd always admired Robert's artistic vision, and the way that he created a nurturing, collaborative environment around the artists he worked with. It's a privilege to be even a small part of that.” – Michael Price

› Listen | Watch via Vimeo | YouTube |  Pre-Order Ltd. 10" incl. printed sheet music
2012-10-22 Peter Broderick offers Full Album Stream

Peter Broderick offers Full Album Stream

Peter Broderick offers Full Album Stream picture
Following on from the video release of I've Tried, fans can now fully stream Peter Broderick's new album 'These Walls Of Mine' – out today on Erased Tapes – for one week exclusively via Soundcloud.



Besides the worldwide CD, Vinyl and Download release, a super limited Special Edition on CD and Vinyl – which both come in a hand-crafted orange box including a thread-bound, hand-signed book, unreleased bonus tracks and a postcard – can be purchased via the official Erased Tapes store here.

Tour Dates:

02.12 VIENNA, AT – Arena | Tickets 
03.12 LEIPZIG, DE – Centraltheater | Tickets 
04.12 HAMBURG, DE – Kampnagel | Tickets 
05.12 BERLIN, DE – Volksbühne | Tickets 
07.12 ZÜRICH, CH – Kilbi Im Überall | Tickets 
11.12 COLOGNE, DE – Gebäude 9 | Tickets 
14.12 FRANKFURT, DE – Brotfabrik | Tickets 
15.12 HANNOVER, DE – Glocksee | Tickets

All dates in support of Efterklang.

'His prodigious reputation continues with These Walls of Mine' – BBC

'Unpredictable and entertaining... You'll fall for Peter Broderick's humour and ingenuity in the end' ★★★★ – Q Magazine 

'Broderick has created a cohesive album of delicate, Russell-esque melodies' – Exclaim!



2012-10-15 Peter Broderick x Rival Consoles

Peter Broderick x Rival Consoles

Peter Broderick x Rival Consoles picture
Ahead of Peter Broderick's new album release 'These Walls Of Mine' out on October 22nd via Erased Tapes, label mate Ryan L. West aka Rival Consoles offers a free remix of Peter's gospel album track'Proposed Solution To The Mystery Of The Soul'. Fans can download and compare this official remix with a full stream of the original album version via Soundcloud now.



Resident Advisor have also released an exclusive interview through their RA Exchange podcast series, which goes through the musical life of Peter Broderick from his birth to date. Fans can listen to the revealing, over one hour long interview via Resident Advisor here or via iTunes here. Simply log in to access it.

'These Walls Of Mine is Broderick's latest album, and it's simultaneously his most personal and electronic record yet.'
2012-09-20 Nils Frahm's Birthday Gift: Screws

Nils Frahm's Birthday Gift: Screws

September 20th marks the 30th birthday of Berlin pianist Nils Frahm, but also the day he has chosen to give his fans a special gift in the form of 9 songs he recorded with 9 fingers, entitled Screws.




Nils experienced an unfortunate accident which saw him fall from his bunk bed located directly above his studio, which resulted in a broken thumb. But through inspiration from his fans and after a gentle walk and talk through the park with a close friend, he decided to deal with the situation in the only way he knew – playing his piano.

With four screws surgically placed inside his thumb, he started recording with his remaining 9 fingers, what later resulted in 9 intimate piano recordings.

Fans can download the full mini album Screws as mp3s or in full 24-bit 44.100 kHz audio quality and pre-order a Vinyl/CD edition from our store, which will be released officially on December 3.

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2012-09-10 A Winged Victory – First Official Music Video

A Winged Victory – First Official Music Video

Today Drowned In Sound premiered the first official music video for A Winged Victory For The Sullen ahead of their dates on the Erased Tapes 5th Anniversary tour. 



Directed by Christopher Hewitt at Knucklehead, the clip is a wonderful poetic visualisation of 'Requiem For The Static King Part One' and has been selected by Vimeo as their Staff Pick.

“We started investigating video ideas with many different directors as early as April 2011, to no avail, except for blowing currency on apocryphal hopes. Mr. Hewitt delivered us a storyboard idea around the first week of October last year, and it was well worth the wait. I feel fortunate to be surrounded by people like him, and the team at Knucklehead Films. In the end we have inspired each other, and I can only hope we will work together again before I check out of this place….” – Adam Wiltzie

› Watch via Drowned In Sound | Vimeo | YouTubeTourdates
2012-08-20 Peter Broderick Video Premiere via Noisey

Peter Broderick Video Premiere via Noisey

Today Noisey are exclusively premiering Peter Broderick's one-shot studio video 'I've Tried' from his upcoming album 'These Walls Of Mine'.



'Featuring loads of relaxed beatboxing, creaking floorboards, cozy synths, and some heart-wrenching vocals, this one-shot video for his first single, "I've Tried", is a delightful appetizer to his soulful upcoming LP'

Fans can now pre-order on CD, Vinyl, Download, Special Edition CD and Vinyl – which both come in a hand-crafted orange box including a thread-bound book, unreleased bonus tracks and signed postcard – via our online store here.

› Watch | Pre-order | Album Teaser via YouTube | Tourdates
2012-08-19 Nils Frahm 9fingers North American Tour

Nils Frahm 9fingers North American Tour

Nils Frahm 9fingers North American Tour picture

Nils Frahm is soon to embark on a 9fingers Tour named after his recent thumb injury, through North America. Despite his fears, Nils decided to embrace his demons and record a 'Song for 9 fingers' as personal motivation and a message of optimism to his American fans:



'This is my new Django Reinhardt way of doing it. Or, in case you break your left thumb, you can still perform this.'

09/16 New York (US) – West Park Presbyterian Church ›tickets
09/21 Boulder (US) – Cherryvale Studios ›tickets 
09/22 Colorado Springs (US) – The Mesa
09/23 Santa Fe (US) – O'Shaughnessy Performance Space
09/24 San Fransisco (US) – private show (RSVP only – email: rsvp@communikey.us for further info)
09/29 Seattle (US) – Decibel Festival ›tickets 
09/30 Portland (US) – Classic Pianos › tickets
10/03 Mexico City (MX) – Mutek

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2012-07-30 Kiasmos announce 'Thrown EP' feat. remixes by FaltyDL + 65daysofstatic

Kiasmos announce 'Thrown EP' feat. remixes by FaltyDL + 65daysofstatic

Kiasmos announce 'Thrown EP' feat. remixes picture
After having revealed the title track via XLR8R in April, Kiasmos announce the release of their 'Thrown EP' featuring brand new track 'Wrecked' plus two guest remixes by FaltyDL – one of New York's finest electronic producers – and UK's industrial post rock pioneers 65daysofstatic out September 24 on Erased Tapes.

'Kiasmos finds Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen in full on electronic mode. Crafting wonderful Icelandic techno' – Clash





Listen to snippets | Pre-order 12"/DL | Read more | Facebook


2012-07-09 Peter Broderick announces New Album

Peter Broderick announces New Album

October 22, 2012 will see Peter Broderick release his brand new studio album on Erased Tapes, entitled 'These Walls Of Mine'. Held together by a dialogue of voices, it reveals Peter’s innermost thoughts in an intimate yet playful way. An exploration from gospel and soul to spoken word, beatboxing and rap – this is Peter at his most natural.



“I had recently been experimenting at home with a microphone and a laptop, recording and uploading new songs for free online, each one alongside a photo and some words, and open to comments from the outside world. And in the end Robert got behind all the songs, which gave me the courage to finish the music for this release.

These songs are best viewed as a collection of lyrical and vocal experiments. Of course the instruments and the music are important, but this album is held together by a dialogue of voices. Conversations with myself and with others. Several tracks contain lyrical contributions from friends and strangers, made possible with the help of the internet. And then I sang and sang and sang. I love singing. And I love cats.” – Peter Broderick

› Watch via YouTube | Listen via Soundcloud | Tourdates
2012-06-22 Erased Tapes 5th Anniversary Tour

Erased Tapes 5th Anniversary Tour

In October our Erased Tapes 5th Anniversary Tour will bring Nils FrahmÓlafur ArnaldsA Winged Victory For The Sullen plus special guest Anne Müller through Europe’s capital cities.



'Five Years of Erased Tapes' – an official video trailer has been made to revisit the past five years and opens with label founder Robert Raths's words: 'I always have to be able to look back and think: we did this together.'

Ólafur Arnalds later adds: 'I think it's so interesting. In most people's heads classical music is classical music. And pop music, rock music, indie music is here – on the other side. But a lot of people don't realise: it's just instruments.', with Adam Wiltzie of A Winged Victory concluding: 'We're the outcasts. We're the Pariahs. I reckon we're the counter-cultural thread of our existence.'

Tour Dates:

08.10. HAMBURG (DE) – Fliegende Bauten › tickets
09.10. PRAGUE (CZ) – Palác Akropolis › tickets
10.10. BUDAPEST (HU) – Trafó › tickets
11.10. MANNHEIM (DE) – Enjoy Jazz Festival › tickets
13.10.-14.10. BERLIN (DE) – Radialsystem › SOLD OUT
15.10. AMSTERDAM (NL) – Paradiso › tickets
16.10.-17.10. LEUVEN (BE) – Stuk › SOLD OUT
18.10. LONDON (UK) – Hackney Empire › SOLD OUT
19.10.-20.10. ISTANBUL (TR) – Salon IKSV › tickets

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2012-06-22 Ólafur's Two Songs For Dance

Ólafur's Two Songs For Dance

Ólafur's Two Songs For Dance picture
Following on from Ólafur Arnalds’ critically acclaimed dance score 'Dyad 1909' (2009) for the internationally renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor, now comes 'Two Songs For Dance' – a limited edition 7" vinyl out on August 13th that captures two exciting tracks from two contemporary dance projects.

The first 'Endalaus II' was created for 'Endalaus' by Norwegian choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen and is available for full stream as part of the Erased Tapes 5th Anniversary Tour playlist. 'For Teda', the second song is for London-based company Neon Dance and part of choreographer Adrienne Hart's on-going project 'Archived'it'.



› Listen | Pre-order Ltd. Edition 7"/DL | Website | Facebook
2012-06-04 XLR8R offers free Rival Consoles remix

XLR8R offers free Rival Consoles remix

XLR8R offers free Rival Consoles remix picture
As announced by XLR8R, Rival Consoles crafts a delicate interpretation of German duo SpringerParker's 'Libretto'.

'West preserves the warbling Norwegian vocals of opera singer Lilly Jørstad and the piano melody from the original, but he also puts his own touch onto the track, layering it with fuzzy synth bass, drums, guitar, and rustling noise' – XLR8R

The remix can be found on SpringerParker's new EP 'Polar Circle & Remixes', alongside a remix of 'Arctic Flowers' by Benoît Pioulard.



› Download | StreamOrder DL from Butterfly Collectors | Facebook
2012-05-21 Rival Consoles releases Soundcrash Live Mix

Rival Consoles releases Soundcrash Live Mix

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As announced by Clash Magazine, Ryan L. West aka Rival Consoles created a live mix exclusively for Soundcrash ahead of his performance at their London warehouse party on June 2, alongside Luke Vibert and 808 State Soundsystem.

'I was interested in faults and buzzing and imperfections and dub bass lines with slow house rhythms. I used analogue gear and sampling, with less emphasis on change and more emphasis on old school tone and mood.' – Ryan L. West



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2012-05-16 Nils Frahm Recording Tour Part I

Nils Frahm Recording Tour Part I

Nils Frahm Recording Tour 2012 picture

Nils Frahm will embark on a special mission this month, also known as his 'Recording Tour'. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on a ticket for one of these shows, you might end up being part of his next record. Nils made an intimate, home-made video in his Durton Studio, where he explains the concept:

'I love recording and I love playing live too, so always when I'm on tour I miss being in the studio recording. And when I'm recording I miss playing live and see you guys and play for you. So on the next tour, starting on the 21st of May until the 31st of May I will bring my studio on tour and record all my shows. That sounds like a lot of fun... maybe you want to see what we're doing, what we come up with... Oh, do you want to know why I love recording so much? Let me show you something...'



22/05 : 4AD – Diksmuide (BE) › tickets
23/05 : Lux – Nijmegen (NL) › tickets
24/05 : Grammatikoff – Duisburg (DE) › tickets
25/05 : Kruithuis – Groningen (NL) › tickets
26/05 : Paard Van Troje – Den Haag (NL) › tickets
28/05 : Stadtgarten – Köln (DE) › tickets
29/05 : Brotfabrik – Frankfurt (DE) › tickets
30/05 : Villa Simonetta – Milano (IT) › tickets
31/05 : AB – Brussels (BE) › tickets

Additional summer festival dates can be found here.

We hope to see you on the road.

Love, Nils & team Erased Tapes

2012-04-23 Ólafur & Nils offer Max Cooper Remix via XLR8R

Ólafur & Nils offer Max Cooper Remix via XLR8R

Ólafur & Nils offer Max Cooper Remix via XLR8R picture
Erased Tapes label mates Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm offer remix by Max Cooper via XLR8R from their first collaborative record 'Stare'.



'I wanted to draw people into the beauty of the original, and then give them a little retrospective surprise when they realise afterwards what happened. The hope is for the intensity to sneak up on you while you're not looking!', explains Max.

'A starry-eyed house experience that fits seamlessly into a soulful, deep-felt dancefloor dynamic' – XLR8R

Free Download | ListenWatch | Order Ltd. Edition 10"/DL
2012-04-22 Nils Frahm – The Bells Vinyl Edition

Nils Frahm – The Bells Vinyl Edition

Nils Frahm – The Bells Vinyl Edition picture
In celebration of our 5th Anniversary we finally pressed a first vinyl edition of Nils Frahm 's highly acclaimed piano work 'The Bells'.

Nils wrote a few words about vinyl on his Facebook page the other day, which we'd like to share with you:

'Buy a vinyl player, some old amplifier and some speakers and start collecting vinyl, the best way listening to music since many decades. Vinyl records are wonderful and will be your new best friend. They sound, feel and look incredible.' read more

› Listen | Watch | Order CD/LP/DL and receive a free postcard with each physical order (limited stock)
2012-04-16 Four Tet DJ Mix feat. Nils Frahm Juno Track

Four Tet DJ Mix feat. Nils Frahm Juno Track

Four Tet DJ Mix feat. Nils Frahm Juno Track picture
Today UK electronic producer Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet published his recent DJ mix on  Soundcloud . The mix is entitled 'Conference Of The Birds' and ends with Nils Frahm's Juno track 'For', which made us all very happy to hear.

We can highly recommend downloading the entire set as it also features two brand new Four Tet tracks amongst other killer tunes.



› Download | Order Juno on Ltd. 7"/DL | Facebook | Official Site
2012-04-05 Kiasmos Announce First Tour Dates

Kiasmos Announce First Tour Dates

Kiasmos Announce First Tour Dates picture
After revealing 'Thrown' from their forthcoming debut album via XLR8R earlier this month, Kiasmos – the electronic project by Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen – announce their first tour dates throughout Germany.

19.04. Hamburg (DE) – Golem 
20.04. Berlin (DE) – Horst Krzbrg 
21.04. Dresden (DE) – Sunset Mission

'Deep, subdued techno...sure to stick in your head' – XLR8R
'...propels you to pastel horizons' – Electronic Beats

› Download | TicketsOrder Single '65' on LP/DL |  Facebook
2012-04-02 Ólafur & Nils Reveal Full Stare Track

Ólafur & Nils Reveal Full Stare Track

Ólafur & Nils Reveal Full Stare Track picture
As announced by The Line Of Best Fit, fans can finally hear a full track 'a2' off of Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm's forthcoming collaborative EP 'Stare'.



'A hazy slow-builder that sits nicely equidistant between Arnalds’ solo work and his excellent Kiasmos project' – The Line Of Best Fit

› Listen | Watch | Pre-order Ltd. Edition 10"/DL | Read more
2012-03-29 Nils Frahm - Felt Tour & Live Stream

Nils Frahm - Felt Tour & Live Stream

Nils Frahm Live Stream with Ólafur picture
Nils Frahm is currently touring throughout Europe and will make his way to America in late April. Sharing a few of the dates label mate Ólafur Arnalds, both decided to stream their concert in Zurich live this Saturday via Ólafur's Ustream page. Nils will start his set at 8:30pm CET and Ólafur at 10pm CET. Don't forget to tune in and to check if Nils comes to your town below:

30.03. Basel (CH) – Parterre 
31.03. Zurich (CH) – Moods w/ Ólafur Arnalds 
01.04. Parma (IT) – Auditorium Paganini w/ Ólafur Arnalds 
02.04. Ravenna (IT) – Teatro Rasi w/ Ólafur Arnalds 
03.04. Rome (IT) – Brancaleone w/ Ólafur Arnalds 
22.04. Sao Paulo (BR) – Nova @ Auditorio do MIS 
24.04. Montreal (CA) – Mutek @ Goethe Institut 
25.04. New York (US) – The Living Room 
27.04. Boulder (US) – Communikey Festival 
28.04. Los Angeles (US) – Hotel Cafe 
11.05. Brighton (UK) – The Great Escape Festival 
26.05. Den Haag (NL) – Paard Van Troje 
28.05. Cologne (DE) – Stadtgarten 
30.05. Milan (IT) – Villa Simonetta 
31.05. Brussels (BE) – AB 
29.06. Moscow (RU) – Moscow Int. House of Music 
02.08. Katowice (PL) – Off Festival


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2012-03-28 Found Song featured in The Hunger Games

Found Song featured in The Hunger Games

If you have recently seen The Hunger Games you may have recognised one of Ólafur's songs being played during the film.
We're pleased to confirm that Ólafur Arnalds's song 'Allt varð hljótt' from his 2009 'Found Songs' EP, does indeed feature in the recent box office hit (#3 biggest weekend opening in the US) directed by Gary Ross and starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Other pieces of modern orchestral and electroacoustic music on the score include 'Sediment' by Laurie Spiegel and 'Three Movements for Orchestra, Mvt. 1' by Steve Reich.

To celebrate, we're offering all fans a free download:


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2012-03-27 Exclusive B.E.F. Album Stream on DiS

Exclusive B.E.F. Album Stream on DiS

Exclusive B.E.F. Album Stream on DiS picture
'Chapter Two: Konstellation Neu', the new album by The British Expeditionary Force is streaming in full over at Drowned In Sound. Also head over for a track-by-track guide to the album. Enjoy.

'It bursts into life in an explosion of guitars and drums and suddenly the band is no longer basking in summery climes but heading towards the centre of the sun at light speed' – musicOMH

'They are never getting tired of putting a spoke in the wheel of the post-rock stereotype' (8/10) – CDstarts.de

'A satisfying, more expansive update of its forerunner' – Playground (ES)

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2012-03-20 Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm: Stare

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm: Stare

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm team up for Record Store Day picture
As announced by Muso, label mates Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm are to release a limited edition collaboration, 'Stare', for Record Store Day 2012.

'Also available on label Erased Tapes' site - they celebrate their fifth birthday this year - the record was worked on between Reykjavik and Berlin alongside cellist Anne Müller, as a surprise for label founder Robert Raths', reports This Is Fake DIY.



'Erased Tapes has a rare, communal feel. Sure, it's roster might be spread across Europe (and beyond) but the label has a central ethic that seems to bond the artists together.' - Clash

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2012-03-12 Clash presents Free B.E.F. Track

Clash presents Free B.E.F. Track

Free B.E.F. Track via Clash picture
As announced by Clash Magazine, The British Expeditionary Force are offering a first free track 'Strange Aftertaste' from their forthcoming album 'Chapter Two: Konstellation Neu'.



'At times touching on a classical palette, the track is powered by machine-driven drums and gently textured vocals' - Clash

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2012-02-27 Stream 'Another Happy Day O.S.T.' out now

Stream 'Another Happy Day O.S.T.' out now

Another Happy Day O.S.T. out now picture
‎'DiS's favourite Icelandic sculpter of heart-fracturingly beautiful post-classical music Ólafur Arnalds has created a soundtrack for a film starring the likes of Demi Moore, and you can listen to it in full here. The film 'Another Happy Day' won a bunch of awards and critical praise last year, and as of yesterday you can purchase the soundtrack on the ever-brilliant Erased Tapes label from their online store'
– Drowned In Sound

Americans can stream the full abum via Paste or Spinner.
Spanish folks can stream it via PlayGround Magazine.
Dutch people can listen to it via VPRO 3voor12's Luisterpaal.

Everyone who orders this release via our website will receive a special music sheet postcard of 'Poland' with it.

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2012-02-22 Rival Consoles to support Clark

Rival Consoles to support Clark

Rival Consoles to support Clark picture

As confirmed by Soundcrash, Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles will support Clark for his upcoming album launch on April 7 at the Village Underground in London.


Apart from shaking up national television with his killer tune Kid Velo, Ryan has been busy experimenting with analogue machinery, posting work in progress on his Facebook page for his fans to check out.


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2012-02-22 Ólafur Orchestra Recordings Live on Ustream

Ólafur Orchestra Recordings Live on Ustream

Ólafur Arnalds invites you to witness the orchestra recordings for his new album LIVE on Ustream TODAY!



Ólafur will be recording the first parts of his upcoming album with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra at Harpa Concert Hall with arrangements by our great friend Nico Muhly and conducted by Atli Örvarsson. We decided to live stream the whole recording session via Ustream. It will last from 13:30 to 19:30 (GMT) and we are recording it, so you can still watch it later in case you miss it. 'I'm super nervous (and tired...) but hopefully by the end of the day we will be one step closer to finishing what hopefully will be a great record', says Óli.

Tune in here, any time during the day, if you want to follow the progress... Very exciting indeed!

2012-02-20 Ólafur's Near Light Video & Trio Tour

Ólafur's Near Light Video & Trio Tour



As announced by 
Clash, March 2012 will see Ólafur Arnalds embark on his highly anticipated Trio Tour throught Europe.

In celebration, we have released a brand new animation video for 'Near Light' from his 'Living Room Songs' EP, created by the amazingly talented animation artist Lam Ho Tak, who won last year's Adobe Design Achievement Award with the creation of a video for label mates Codes In The Clouds.

2012-02-20 Kiasmos return with Free New Track

Kiasmos return with Free New Track

Kiasmos return with Thrown picture

Icelandic neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds teams up with Bloodgroup mastermind Janus Rasmussen for a new project – Kiasmos

As announced by XLR8R you can exclusively download 'Thrown' from the hotly anticipated debut album or stream it here:



‘I am really enthusiastic about this project. Finally, I can make music that people can dance to. Something refreshing for the weekends…’ – Ólafur Arnalds


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2012-02-05 5th Anniversary Compilation & Website

5th Anniversary Compilation & Website

5th Anniversary Compilation + Website picture
It was February 5, 2007 when Erased Tapes Records was officially registered. To recognise this day and to thank YOU all for the continuous support you've given us, we have set up a number of events and releases, beginning with a label night at this year's Great Escape Festival and the release of Erased Tapes Collection IV.

A free compilation of eleven tracks by the label’s current roster, it will be available to everyone who is registered to our brand new website. Log in/Sign up now for this little treat and follow us on Twitter or Facebook to hear about upcoming events.

We hope you'll enjoy discovering our new website, which will unfold its true beauty in a couple of days. Until then, please do shoot us with your comments here ;)

Love, Team Erased Tapes
2012-02-01 Erased Tapes at The Great Escape 2012

Erased Tapes at The Great Escape 2012



As announced by
Drowned In Sound, this year's Great Escape Festival will see an Erased Tapes-curated 5th Anniversary Night featuring The British Expeditionary Force alongside label mates Nils Frahm and A Winged Victory For The Sullen on May 10-12, 2012.

In celebration of this debut festival performance and The B.E.F's upcoming album release 'Chapter Two: Konstellation Neu' (out March 26), the band reveal the official music video for album opener 'Commotion'. Singer Aid Burrows gives us access to a different side of his creative process by creating this playful and heartfelt 3D animation, centred around the waterfront.
2012-01-23 The Return Of The B.E.F.

The Return Of The B.E.F.

The Return Of The B.E.F. picture
As announced by Clash, March 26th 2012 will see the return of The British Expeditionary Force with their highly anticipated next installment on Erased Tapes Records, entitled ‘Chapter Two: Konstellation Neu’. As a first taster of the album, the band revealed their official video teaser:



'A more confident, expansive affair. Sitting somewhere in between prog, electronics and more traditional songwriting fare 'Chapter Two: Konstellation Neu' is a definite step forward from the band' – Clash


› Watch Trailer | Pre-order CD/DL | Twitter | Facebook
2012-01-09 Ólafur Arnalds Goes Hollywood

Ólafur Arnalds Goes Hollywood

Ólafur Arnalds Goes Hollywood picture
As announced today by Drowned In Sound, Ólafur Arnalds’ original motion picture soundtrack for Sam Levinson’s feature film debut ‘Another Happy Day’, starring Ellen Barkin and Demi Moore, will see a worldwide release via Erased Tapes Records on February 27th 2012. As a first album taster, you can listen to the song 'Poland':




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