Today we share the marvellous music video for Peter Broderick & Ensemble 0's White Jet Smoke Trail II — a tribute to Arthur Russell. This might be our favourite video of the year — directed, animated and puppeteered by Broken Down Golf Cart.
Her first full-length album for international release, Aura, was released to much critical acclaim, and her spellbinding performances continue to awe audiences all over the world. Today she announces her next European tour dates and debut performances in the U.S. in the spring, including a performance at Big Ears Festival 2024.
American singer-songwriter David Allred has shared a new recording of Hey Stranger, featuring himself alone on the piano and his deeply emotive vocals, entitled Hey Stranger (Take 2). The heartbreaking lyrics tell us the story of Allred’s friend who disappeared over a decade ago, and the emotions that he’s been left with since.
We’re excited to introduce our newest signee Sheherazaad, who joins our collective of artists with her first single and accompanying video Mashoor – produced by Arooj Aftab. Sheherazaad is an American performer-composer, whose contemporary folk-pop synthesis joins the new wave of South Asian diasporic soundscapes.
Following the release of Rain Before Seven… this summer, Penguin Cafe return with their first-ever recording of Penguin Cafe Orchestra classic Perpetuum Mobile, performed live with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.Ahead of their UK tour commencing next month, Penguin Cafe have shared their rendition of Perpetuum Mobile – one of Penguin Cafe Orchestra’s most beloved songs, recorded with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestral version was arranged by the legendary British conductor and musical director Guy Protheroe.
Japanese voice artist Hatis Noit's song Thor receives shamanic techno rework by legendary UK producer Matthew HerbertFollowing the release of William Basinski's rework of Inori for Piano Day 2023, Hatis Noit's Aura receives another rework, this time by the legendary UK producer Matthew Herbert, transforming Thor into a shamanic techno banger.
Esteemed musician and composer Peter Broderick today shares a true gem: a previously unreleased track from the legendary musical treasure troves of Arthur Russell entitled Give It to the Sky and performed with the French 12-piece group, Ensemble 0.
Facta est deserta is the new single from Shards, the London-based vocal group led by singer and composer Kieran Brunt. Commissioned by Elizabeth Alker for her BBC Radio 3 programme Unclassified, the song was made for the station’s 400th anniversary celebration of Renaissance composer William Byrd.
This autumn, Erased Tapes are set to release Give It to the Sky: Arthur Russell’s Tower of Meaning Expanded by composer and producer Peter Broderick and French 12-piece group Ensemble 0; a complete re-recording of Russell’s epic minimalist orchestral composition originally released in 1983.
Ahead of the release of their new album Rain Before Seven... due this Friday, Penguin Cafe have shared the video for album opener Welcome to London. The song got its name as the world started to open up and people were finally allowed to fly again.
After our recent events in London, Berlin, Paris and Dublin, we're incredibly excited to announce our first-ever label night in Prague. The event will see a headline show by Rival Consoles, and performances from Anne Müller and Hatis Noit.
Icelandic composer Högni’s score for the much-acclaimed Netflix series Katla will finally see its full release on July 28. The score was recorded with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daníel Bjarnason at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík.
London-based musician and producer Ryan Lee West, aka Rival Consoles, is back with the single Coda. The track offers a snapshot of his knack for nocturnal soundscaping at its finest. It is accompanied by the announcement of new European dates and his first North American tour in five years.
We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be co-curating this year’s Fat Out Fest in Manchester on September 22, featuring performances from Rival Consoles, Hatis Noit, Penguin Cafe and Douglas Dare — performing reworks of their songs with the BBC Philharmonic at the University of Salford. The show is hosted by presenter Elizabeth Alker and will be recorded for BBC Radio 3’s Unclassified.
Today, Penguin Cafe announce their fifth studio album, Rain Before Seven… due for release on July 7. They also share the video and single In Re Budd. A sense of optimism infuses Rain Before Seven… not the braggadocious, overconfident kind, but more a blithe, self-effacing optimism in keeping with the national character. Even when all signs point to the contrary, it operates within the certainty that things are going to be alright. Probably.
We are enthralled to share the 10th Anniversary Special Edition of Lubomyr Melnyk’s first album for Erased Tapes, Corollaries. Recorded 2012 in Berlin with Peter Broderick at the producer’s helm, and released in April 2013, it brought Melnyk’s lifelong dedication to the piano to new audiences.
Bell Orchestre share another double single in the shape of ‘Stripes’ — featuring an emotive remix courtesy of the late Japanese producer Susumu Yokota, whom the Who Designs Nature’s How EP reissue is dedicated to, and the original studio version taken from the forthcoming reissue of As Seen Through Windows.
Recorded at Arcadia West, Los Angeles, the American avant-garde composer William Basinski crafted an eerie piano rework of Japanese voice artist Hatis Noit's piece Inori, taken from her acclaimed debut Aura ahead of Piano Day 2023.
Bell Orchestre share two versions of their piece Water / Light / Shifts — the original studio version taken from the forthcoming reissue of As Seen Through Windows, and a spellbinding remix courtesy of fellow Canadian electronic producer Tim Hecker.
Following the reissue of Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light in December, Erased Tapes are thrilled to announce the reissue of the band’s second album As Seen Through Windows out on April 28 — including a digital Special Edition version featuring three previously unreleased bonus tracks, all featuring saxophonist and friend of the band, Colin Stetson.