One of our favourite labels around here is Erased Tapes, home to some of the most beautiful records of the last few years - Peter Broderick's soundtrack work, Nils Frahm's solo piano (and collaborative) albums, Olafur Arnalds' chamber music and, most recently, A Winged Victory for the Sullen's swoonsome, ambient instrumentals, to name just a few (the latter's gig in Cork a few weeks ago was also up there for me among my all-time highlights of gigs in this, or any, city). Well, they're celebrating their 5th birthday and to mark the occasion they're giving away a free sampler featuring everyone on the roster. You can sample the sampler below, to avail of the download just register on their website.
There was apparently a surprise party for label founder Robert Raths in Berlin, some of which was recorded - have a look at Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm and friend Martyn playing here.
The label is also hosting its own night at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, somewhere between May 10th & 12th. And there's also a box set planned for this year of previously unreleased material from artists on the roster. It all sounds brilliant and I can't wait. What a label.