The Erased Tapes label is celebrating its fifth birthday, which calls for celebration. Firstly, they've given their website a complete make-over. Furthermore - as a way to thank their followers for their trust - they are offering up a freely downloadable compilation with artists of the house, including Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds and A Winged Victory For The Sullen. The only condition is that you have to register on their new website, here. Below these lines is a preview of four tracks off the compilation.
To understand the philosophy of the respected label, listen to its founder, Robert Raths: “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. 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...”. Well, he's achieving just that, so far at least.