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Erased Tapes 1+1=X

28.4  2018


Previously only available as a limited 3LP Record Store Day edition, our tenth anniversary box set 1+1=X will go on general release on June 29th. 

1+1=X is a set of exclusive music from every artist on the label, featuring never before heard tracks from Nils Frahm, Kiasmos and A Winged Victory For The Sullen and many more. 1+1=X sees Erased Tapes artists come together to make an album as a collective, sharing the same space, instruments and each others’ capabilities during a residency at Vox-Ton studio in Berlin. The record is produced by label curator Robert Raths.

Between August 2016 and 2017, each artist arrived with a new composition or an improvisation to record at Vox-Ton. Run with much love and care by Italian engineer Francesco Donadello — who has worked on many Erased Tapes recordings before including A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Michael Price and Lubomyr Melnyk — it is one of the few studios left where it’s still possible to record fully analogue, isolated from the city noise and in a room that can fit a large ensemble. Reflective of the communal spirit, 1+1=X is the result of an ambitious undertaking; to create a singular record as a collective, not just a compilation of songs.

“As much as Erased Tapes probably wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the digital age, we should also remind ourselves of what we are capable of without it,” says Raths. “1+1=X is a testament of what can be achieved when we work together as a collective, which is more than the sum of what we can achieve as individuals.”

· listen to Long May It Sustain by A Winged Victory For The Sullen

· watch The Perpetual Glow by Peter Broderick

· pre-order 1+1=X on 2CD/DL

· order the limited 1000 edition 3LP box set