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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


Nils Frahm Has Lost His Mind picture

Shortly after revealing a new profile image with this mysterious caption online, Nils announces new tour dates for 2015...

Cities in Europe include Copenhagen, Berlin, Rome, Prague, Budapest, Gent, Den Haag, Dublin and a UK tour through London, Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester.

Resident Advisor #15 in 'Top 20 Live Acts of 2014'
Data Transmissions  #1 in 'Top 30 Live Acts 2014'

· check tour dates — more to be announced soon


Lubomyr Melnyk returns with 'Evertina' EP



We first introduced Lubomyr Melnyk and his unique continuous music technique to a wider audience with 'Corollaries', an album produced by Peter Broderick in 2013. Now he returns with a 24-minute mini album entitled 'Evertina'. Featuring three newly composed solo piano pieces, the long-form EP showcases another side to Lubomyr Melnyk – his more gentle and melodic work.

In 2012 Lubomyr's ears began to notice the remarkable tonal depth of upright pianos. To Lubomyr the upright piano sound is like a natural forest of microcosmic colours. 'Evertina' and 'Awaiting' were created on a middle-aged upright piano at a friend's home in New York in October 2012 – just before Hurricane Sandy hit the city. Some children were listening to Lubomyr as he played in a hotel lobby in Cologne and 'Butterfly' is the piece that he made for them. It was recorded on a battered grand piano somewhere in Switzerland in late 2013, with the lid closed down to soften the effect. 'Evertina' will be available on 10" vinyl, CD and download from December 15th.

"These three pieces fit so nicely together in spirit, they present a tableau, a tiny triptych that can reach the world without waiting for a major work, they stand beautifully on their own, and do not need an album to surround them with comfort and padding. No, they are what they are, and a short musical interlude as this record gives, is just perfect for their nature." – Lubomyr Melnyk



· Listen to the title track

· Watch the official tour video trailer featuring Lubomyr performing a live version of 'Butterfly' in Copenhagen

· Pre-order 'Evertina' on 10"/CD/DL

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