Following the world premiere and heavy rotation of 'Golden Times 1' on BBC Radio 6 Music as championed by Mary Anne Hobbs, we're excited to announce the signing of Ben Lukas Boysen with his forthcoming LP 'Spells' due for release on June 10.
'Spells' merges programmed piano pieces with live instruments, combining the controllable technical world and the often unpredictable aspects of live improvisation. In some ways it continues where his underground debut 'Gravity' (re-issued on Erased Tapes, June 10) left off, though a lot of weight is lifted, making room for a lighter and more energetic listen. Friend and fellow Erased Tapes artist Nils Frahm mixed and mastered both albums. Ben is not a master pianist like his dear friend, but his sound collages are so meticulously designed that after hearing the result an impressed Nils declared: "from now on, if anyone asks – this is a real piano"
· read more · listen to 'Nocturne 4'
· pre-order CD/LP/DL via Erased Tapes
or digitally from Bandcamp · iTunes or stream it on Spotify