Erased Tapes Records – home to Ólafur Arnalds, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Rival Consoles, Nils Frahm and Peter Broderick, amongst others – celebrates its fifth birthday!
Erased Tapes Records has become a meeting point and melting pot for innovative and imaginative musicians who knew there had to be somewhere they could call home.
As artist Nils Frahm says, the label is ‘a wonderful place for creating music and I couldn’t be happier in this family. And it is a family. There’s a great sense of freedom on this label.’
Nils Frahm | Ambre
Positioned deliberately outside the fleeting trends that typify contemporary indie music, Erased Tapes Records has fostered collaboration between its artists, often fusing disparate musical forms and styles, rendering so-called genres like modern classical, post rock and electronica redundant.
Robert Raths, founder of Erased Tapes, explains: ‘I’ve always been most interested in a dialogue between two opposite poles, between traditional and contemporary, between digital and analogue. That cliff between electronic and acoustic, the pop and the classical world.
Ólafur Arnalds | Ljósið
In bringing these worlds together or at least start a conversation in how to utilise the best of both sides and make it into something exciting, something current and something that is of our time.
In the beginning people might have found it hard to connect these dots between each of our artists, but throughout the years I think it has become more and more evident where the label is heading.
A Winged Victory … | Requiem For The Static King
Lots of good things have happened that I never dared to dream of. That’s what keeps it so exciting for me. And with what lies ahead, I daren’t even think where it might lead…’
2012 will climax with the release of an exclusive box set of previously unreleased material by each of the artists signed to the label.
Erased Tapes 5th Anniversary:
w/ Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds & A Winged Victory For The Sullen LIVE
Saturday, 13 October & Sunday, 14 October 2012 | 19:30 CET
Radialsystem V | Holzmarktstr. 33 | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain