Erased Tapes Label Night at Iceland Airwaves 2010
We are extremely happy to announce our very first label night at one of our favourite music festivals: Iceland Airwaves 2010. The event will take place Saturday night on October 16 in the beautiful Iðno theatre in Reykjavík. We hope you will make it to this exciting night. Here is the line-up:

Erased Tapes Label Night at Iceland Airwaves 2010
 
Iðno, Reykjavík 
Saturday – October 16, 2010 8pm-11:30pm 
Rival Consoles (UK) – 10.30pm
Ólafur Arnalds (IS) – 9.40pm
Codes In The Clouds (UK) – 8.50pm
Nils Frahm (DE) – 8pm
 
Doors: 7pm
NOTE: Ólafur and Janus’ minimal techno project Kiasmos will be performing the night before - exact times and location to be confirmed. Stay tuned!
Book your tickets now:  http://icelandairwaves.is
Complete Festival Line-up: http://icelandairwaves.is 
'The hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar' – Rolling Stone

Erased Tapes Label Night at Iceland Airwaves 2010

We are extremely happy to announce our very first label night at one of our favourite music festivals: Iceland Airwaves 2010. The event will take place Saturday night on October 16 in the beautiful Iðno theatre in Reykjavík. We hope you will make it to this exciting night. Here is the line-up:


Erased Tapes Label Night at Iceland Airwaves 2010

Iðno, Reykjavík 

Saturday – October 16, 2010 
8pm-11:30pm 

Rival Consoles (UK) – 10.30pm

Ólafur Arnalds (IS) – 9.40pm

Codes In The Clouds (UK) – 8.50pm

Nils Frahm (DE) – 8pm

Doors: 7pm

NOTE: Ólafur and Janus’ minimal techno project Kiasmos will be performing the night before - exact times and location to be confirmed. Stay tuned!

Book your tickets now:  http://icelandairwaves.is

Complete Festival Line-up: http://icelandairwaves.is

'The hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar' Rolling Stone

VARIOUS ERASED TAPES ARTISTS - ‘Erased Tapes Collection II’  OUT NOW!
Our second label compilation is now available in high quality and received a really great review from UK’s leading music portal:
‘Pure sonic perfection’ (8/10) – Drowned In Sound
London based independent Erased Tapes may only be entering its third year of existence, but already it’s carved out a reputation for discovering innovative new artists from all around the globe. Previously responsible for introducing the ethereal sounds of Kyte, organic post-rock of Codes In The Clouds and icy electronica of Ólafur Arnalds, Erased Tapes has slowly built up a roster it can not only be proud of, but also one genuinely envied by many of its contemporaries, both old and new.
Having unleashed its first collection of then (mostly) unknown artists back in the summer of 2008, it’s been a rapid ascent for Erased Tapes, something label founder Robert Raths probably never imagined in his wildest dreams. Erased Tapes: Collection II takes up the story from where its predecessor left off. While familiar names such as the aforementioned Codes In The Clouds and Ólafur Arnalds both make an appearance - indeed if you haven’t already purchased the latter’s Found Songs then you really should - it’s some of the less established acts on Raths’ impressive roster that really stand out.
Rival Consoles – aka London musician Ryan Lee West – feature three times , and deliver forcefully on each. The delightful '1985' from last summer’s IO long player remains one of 2009’s most engaging pieces of electronic-based music, while ‘Helvetica’ off the EP of the same name tells the story of an obsession with Warp Records and all its eccentricities through the eyes of a starstruck twenty-something, only with an added dose of wisdom thrown in.
Berlin-based musician Nils Frahm contributes the sombre, neo-classical 'Ambre' from his debut LP Wintermusik, released at the tail end of last year. Fellow label newcomer Finn. – aka Hamburg singer/songwriter Patrick Zimmer – offers the dramatic, lo-fi cinerama of 'Boy-Cott' off his The Low Priced Heartbreakers You Can Own opus that doesn’t actually sail far off the mark of those Leonard Cohen and Junior Boys comparisons he’s often labelled with.
The undoubted highlight of Erased Tapes: Compilation II however comes in the form of '65', a six minute slab of haunting dance-infused mellow tronica courtesy of Olafur Arnalds and Janus 'Bloodgroup' Rasmussen’s recent side project Kiasmos, which weaves exquisite, mesmerising patterns from beginning to end that recall the likes of Photek at his finest. Add the inimitable subtleties of Peter Broderick and Nico Muhly to an already unimpeachable list and you’ve one of the most essential compilations released in a long, long while. What’s more, it’s free to download from the label’s own website in low res, but with such an array of talent on offer as this, we implore you buy the HD version or each artist’s physical release instead.In a nutshell, pure sonic perfection.
8 / 10
by Dom Gourlay  10:21 January 8th, 2010
Source: http://drownedinsound.com/releases/15000/reviews/4138753

VARIOUS ERASED TAPES ARTISTS - ‘Erased Tapes Collection II’  OUT NOW!

Our second label compilation is now available in high quality and received a really great review from UK’s leading music portal:

Pure sonic perfection’ (8/10) – Drowned In Sound

London based independent Erased Tapes may only be entering its third year of existence, but already it’s carved out a reputation for discovering innovative new artists from all around the globe. Previously responsible for introducing the ethereal sounds of Kyte, organic post-rock of Codes In The Clouds and icy electronica of Ólafur Arnalds, Erased Tapes has slowly built up a roster it can not only be proud of, but also one genuinely envied by many of its contemporaries, both old and new.


Having unleashed its first collection of then (mostly) unknown artists back in the summer of 2008, it’s been a rapid ascent for Erased Tapes, something label founder Robert Raths probably never imagined in his wildest dreams. Erased Tapes: Collection II takes up the story from where its predecessor left off. While familiar names such as the aforementioned Codes In The Clouds and Ólafur Arnalds both make an appearance - indeed if you haven’t already purchased the latter’s Found Songs then you really should - it’s some of the less established acts on Raths’ impressive roster that really stand out.


Rival Consoles – aka London musician Ryan Lee West – feature three times , and deliver forcefully on each. The delightful '1985' from last summer’s IO long player remains one of 2009’s most engaging pieces of electronic-based music, while ‘Helvetica’ off the EP of the same name tells the story of an obsession with Warp Records and all its eccentricities through the eyes of a starstruck twenty-something, only with an added dose of wisdom thrown in.


Berlin-based musician Nils Frahm contributes the sombre, neo-classical 'Ambre' from his debut LP Wintermusik, released at the tail end of last year. Fellow label newcomer Finn. – aka Hamburg singer/songwriter Patrick Zimmer – offers the dramatic, lo-fi cinerama of 'Boy-Cott' off his The Low Priced Heartbreakers You Can Own opus that doesn’t actually sail far off the mark of those Leonard Cohen and Junior Boys comparisons he’s often labelled with.


The undoubted highlight of Erased Tapes: Compilation II however comes in the form of '65', a six minute slab of haunting dance-infused mellow tronica courtesy of Olafur Arnalds and Janus 'Bloodgroup' Rasmussen’s recent side project Kiasmos, which weaves exquisite, mesmerising patterns from beginning to end that recall the likes of Photek at his finest. Add the inimitable subtleties of Peter Broderick and Nico Muhly to an already unimpeachable list and you’ve one of the most essential compilations released in a long, long while. What’s more, it’s free to download from the label’s own website in low res, but with such an array of talent on offer as this, we implore you buy the HD version or each artist’s physical release instead.
In a nutshell, pure sonic perfection.

8 / 10

by Dom Gourlay  10:21 January 8th, 2010


Source: http://drownedinsound.com/releases/15000/reviews/4138753

3 YEARS OF ERASED TAPES

Dear friends of the Erased Tapes collective! 

Instead of trying to summarise all these wonderful moments we’ve had since I officially founded Erased Tapes on February 5, 2007, I decided to simply throw it all onto the table and film it.

These aren’t just things to me. They are dreams we dreamt. They are marks we leave behind. They are mountain peaks we’ve climbed. These things might not mean much to anyone who hasn’t been part of this trip. But it awakes a lot of memories for me and the Erased Tapes family. So let’s travel back in time and remember some of these moments we’ve had together.

Let art speak for itself.

Happy New Year 2010 everybody!

love, 
Robert

p.s.
I want to give something back to everyone who has supported us and our artists ever since they discovered us. So let’s celebrate our 3rd anniversary with a FREE Digital Download compilation entitled 'Erased Tapes Collection II'. Visit http://ddc.erasedtapes.com and type in the following download code: MY-FREE-ERATP020. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

If you want to help, then all we ask of you is to tell your friends about us and our artists’ music. You can also support us and the artists even more by purchasing the HIGH QUALITY DOWNLOAD of ‘Erased Tapes Collection II’ or any other record on http://store.erasedtapes.com

And don’t forget to follow us on Twitterhttp://twitter.com/erasedtapes if you can…