Today we are very proud to release our 10th anniversary box set 1+1=X, on 2CD / DL. 1+1=X will be BBC 6 Music's album of the day on July 5th with each show playing pieces from the box set throughout the day.
Previously only available as a limited Record Store Day vinyl box set edition, 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.
Watch Anne Müller record her beautiful piece Bel Tono for 1+1=X, featuring Immix Ensemble's Daniel Thorne on saxophone. Anne is performing with Moses Sumney at Days Off festival festival in Paris on Saturday for Nils Frahm's carte blanche day.
· order 1+1=X on 2CD/DL
· watch Bel Tono by Anne Müller
· watch Darling by Douglas Dare
· watch Up Is Good by Nils Frahm & Arthur Jeffes
· watch Zebra by Kiasmos & Högni
· watch The Perpetual Glow by Peter Broderick
· listen to Long May It Sustain by A Winged Victory For The Sullen