Erased Tapes 5 years old

One of my favourite labels, Erased Tapes, celebrates 5 years in business. It's been responsible for some of the best music of the last few years, music that I'm fondest of, that's really stayed with me.

The first time I came across the label was when I interviewed Peter Broderick in 2009 when he played in Cork. After the interview, as we were passing the merch stand, he handed me a CD copy of Music from Falling for Trees, a soundtrack to a recently composed dance piece. It was quite brilliant, I soon discovered. And that lead on to Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, World's End Girlfriend, and so on.

To mark the 5 years, the label are undertaking a landmark tour with three of the aforementioned. Here are the details.

London/Berlin-based record label Erased Tapes celebrates five years of fusing classical and contemporary music. To recognise this milestone, Erased Tapes label founder Robert Raths has set up a number of events and releases for this year. After two sold out label nights at The Great Escape Festival and the AB in Brussels in May, October will see a full Erased Tapes 5th Anniversary Tour, which will bring three of their leading artists – Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds, A Winged Victory For The Sullen plus special guests – through Europe's capital cities.

'Five Years of Erased Tapes' – an official video trailer has been made to revisit the past five years, opening with Robert's words: 'I always have to be able to look back and think: we did this together.'

Ólafur Arnalds adds: 'I think it's so interesting. In most people's heads classical music is classical music. And pop music, rock music, indie music is here – on the other side. But a lot of people don't realise: it's just instruments.'

Adam Wiltzie of A Winged Victory For The Sullen concluding: 'We're the outcasts. We're the Pariahs. I reckon we're the counter-cultural thread of our existence.'

Here's that trailer -

Five Years of Erased Tapes from Erased Tapes on Vimeo.

And here's the full itinerary -


08.10. HAMBURG (DE) – Fliegende Bauten
09.10. PRAGUE (CZ) – Palac Akropolis
10.10. BUDAPEST (HU) – Trafo
11.10. MANNHEIM (DE) – Alte Feuerwache
13.10.-14.10 BERLIN (DE) – Radialsystem
15.10. AMSTERDAM (NL) – Paradiso
16.10.-17.10 LEUVEN (BE) – Stuk
18.10. LONDON (UK) – Hackney Empire
19.-20.10 ISTANBUL (TR) – Salon IKSV

Keep doing what you're doing, ET.


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