Erased Tapes Records is a London, United Kingdom based independent record label focusing on releasing avant-garde music. The record company was established by German-born Robert Raths in early 2007 and is currently managed by Raths and Sofia Ilyas. Its roster of contemporary classical music composers includes Ólafur Arnalds from Iceland, German composer Nils Frahm, Ukrainian continuous music pioneer Lubomyr Melnyk, American multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick, A Winged Victory For The Sullen a collaborative project of Adam Wiltzie and American composer Dustin O’Halloran, singer songwriter Douglas Dare, English film composer Michael Price and Electronic artist Rival Consoles.
Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen share their expectations of playing their debut live Kiasmos album show at Village Underground and discuss how social media, torrent sites and MySpace played an incremental role in their musical careers.
On Saturday Inverted Audio partner Superstition join forces with Erased Tapes to celebrate the release of Kiasmos’s self-titled album at Village Underground with a special live visual show featuring support from Rival Consoles, Dauwd and Luka.
**ALBUM STREAM** – Any fan of the emotional electronica manifesto that Jon Hopkins laid out with Immunity will find themselves at home here and such lofty comparisons can never be misconstrued as an underachievement.
1. An Aborted Beginning 2. Says 3. Said And Done 4. Went Missing 5. Familiar 6. Improvisation For Coughs And A Cell Phone 7. Hammers 8. For – Peter – Toilet Brushes – More 9. Over There, It’s Raining 10. Unter – Tristana – Ambre 11. Ross’s Harmonium 12. Me (Bonus Track)
Nils Frahm discusses his introduction to music via his father’s treasured record collection and what Nahum Brodski, Nils’s piano teacher had planned for his career, which he dramatically cut loose from at the age of 13.