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Rival Consoles - Articulation (Midori Hirano Remix)
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Stream the digital version which includes this remix on other platforms & pre-order the CD + T-Shirt (shipping mid December): https://idol.lnk.to/NightMelodyArticulation Some of London-based electronic songwriter Ryan Lee West’s most recognised work to date comes in the shape of spontaneous EP or so-called mini album releases— clocking in just under the 40-minute mark, keeping their contents urgent, immediate and to the point. As with his 2013 EP Odyssey and 2014’s Sonne, which were later compiled to a full-length release titled Odyssey / Sonne in 2015, there is a similarly strong synergy between his 2016 mini album Night Melody and this year’s Articulation. Bundled together to one long player under the title Night Melody / Articulation, digital formats including a bonus remix by Berlin-based Japanese pianist and producer Midori Hirano are available from today, November 24, 2020 — with the CD version on pre-order and shipping mid December. His 34-minute, 6-track mini album Night Melody was born out of and shaped by long hours working into the night. It’s nocturnal in sound; mysterious in the way that the early hours so often are. The opening statement Pattern Of The North starts off with a collage of spliced synth melodies, inspired by anxiety that accompanies going home for Christmas. It’s followed by Johannesburg, an early sketch gradually filled out during his tour in South Africa. The closing statement What Sorrow is a fitting end to the album, building from gentle melancholia to a joyous crescendo. It’s a sensibility that’s central to the record; joy and sorrow both find their counterpoints. July 31, 2020 saw the release of his highly anticipated new album Articulation with an equal running time of 34 minutes. Lead track and album centrepiece ‘Articulation’ links the record back to the analogue fluidity and colour of 2016’s Night Melody. The division of varying time signatures, intertwined with a complex structure of notes, creates an expression of a moving structure and conjures a dreamy, motorik energy. Articulation was conceived with a very visual way of thinking, unusual for the London musician and producer. During the writing process Ryan drew structures, shapes and patterns by hand to try and find new ways of thinking about music, giving himself a way to problem-solve away from the computer. The album title references a piece by the avant-garde contemporary composer Györgi Ligeti, though not for its music, but for the non-traditional graphic score that accompanied it. The idea of using analogue drawings and tools to bolster digital creations can be heard in the structure of the pieces that make up Articulation from the broody techno opener ‘Vibrations on a String’ all the way to the album’s boundless closer ‘Sudden Awareness of Now’. Rising out of birdsong heard from his studio window, it has a particular urgency about it and seems to perfectly capture a longing for escape. Built around a simple and repetitive melodic theme, expanding and retracting over the course of its seven-minute odyssey. Tracklist / Cover Artwork: 1. Pattern of the North 2. Johannesburg 3. Slow Song 4. Lone 5. Night Melody 6. What Sorrow 7. Vibrations on a String 8. Forwardism 9. Melodica 10. Articulation 11. Still Here 12. Sudden Awareness of Now

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David Allred - For Catherine E. Coulson (Solo Piano)
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Two years after the release of his acclaimed Erased Tapes debut, ‘The Transition’, Californian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Allred returns with a solo piano perspective on the album, aptly titled Felt The Transition — out December 18. "Felt The Transition is a new minimalist solo piano perspective on my experimental chamber folk album previously released in 2018, called The Transition. This music is reinterpreted on my 114 year old upright piano which was very kindly donated to me by my friend Adam Selzer who previously ran a recording studio in Portland called Type Foundry. This piano is very sentimental to me as it was used by a handful of my favorite musicians on their albums over the past 20 years, namely Peter Broderick’s ‘How They Are‘ and ‘Two Balloons’.” — David Allred

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David Allred - Poet Tree (Solo Piano)
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Two years after the release of his acclaimed Erased Tapes debut, ‘The Transition’, Californian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Allred returns with a solo piano perspective on the album, aptly titled Felt The Transition — out December 18. "Felt The Transition is a new minimalist solo piano perspective on my experimental chamber folk album previously released in 2018, called The Transition. This music is reinterpreted on my 114 year old upright piano which was very kindly donated to me by my friend Adam Selzer who previously ran a recording studio in Portland called Type Foundry. This piano is very sentimental to me as it was used by a handful of my favorite musicians on their albums over the past 20 years, namely Peter Broderick’s ‘How They Are‘ and ‘Two Balloons’.” — David Allred

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Bell Orchestre - IX: Nature That’s It That’s All.
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Fabled Canadian avant-garde outfit Bell Orchestre are pleased to reveal their signing to Erased Tapes, ten years after the release of their last body of work. The Montreal based group, who feature Sarah Neufeld and Richard Reed Parry from Arcade Fire amongst their six members, have previously set the blueprint for evocative, creative and sonically enriched instrumental music which defers from the often formulaic quiet-loud dynamics of post-rock music into something a whole lot more rewarding. Their first two records, 2005's Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light and 2009's As Seen Through Windows were very warmly received by critics for the cinematic scope and orchestration of their work. Whilst the band work on new material, they’re excited to sign with Erased Tapes for future releases. To celebrate the announcement of their new musical home, Bell Orchestre are proud to share a short film, IX: Nature That’s It That’s All., directed by band member Kaveh Nabatian who utilises 16mm processing and scans of footage from the British Pathe archives. · watch the short film: https://youtu.be/Wb2hz2NymNw Erased Tapes founder Robert Raths has been a long-standing fan of the band and its individual members, and is extremely pleased to welcome them to the label. “I remember it so vividly. There was something that made me focus in on what Richy and Sarah (and Owen for that matter) were doing, whenever I paid attention to the Arcade Fire. I remember thinking ‘damn, who are these cats on multiple instruments, drumming on motorcycle helmets and scraping violins as if there’s no tomorrow?’ There was this raw, unfiltered energy about them that had an entire force of its own. Turns out this thing I was hearing in my head already had a name: Bell Orchestre. The world just wasn’t aware nor ready for it, yet.” — Robert Raths Richard Reed Parry echoes this sentiment, stating: "We are deeply pleased to have found such a good home for our music — Erased Tapes is a place where so much that’s impossible to categorize, and gorgeously unique music lives and thrives. And we’re thrilled to find ourselves in such a welcoming family of like-minded musical souls.” — Richard Reed Parry Bell Orchestre is: Pietro Amato: French horn, keyboards, electronics Michael Feuerstack: Pedal steel guitar, keyboards, vocals Kaveh Nabatian: Trumpet, gongoma, keyboards, vocals Sarah Neufeld: Violin, vocals Richard Reed Parry: Bass, vocals Stefan Schneider: Drums

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Peter Broderick - But (Radio Edit)
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Peter Broderick’s new single ‘But’, taken from his new album ‘Blackberry’ is out now, but… “This song is for my dad, who always preferred to be called Pop by us kids. The song is called ‘But’ because at some stage I noticed Pop would often end a sentence with ‘but…’. For example, “I like when it’s not too hot out, but…” . . . and this used to drive me absolutely mad! But what?!?! Then one day in my mid twenties I started noticing that I was doing it too! How we’re all so terrified when we realise we’re becoming our parents! Eventually I came to appreciate this little thing though . . . I feel it’s a way of making a statement and then opening it up to invite different views. “I think this album is incredible, but…” — Peter Broderick

Folk & Singer-Songwriter
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Peter Broderick - Wild Food (Radio Edit)
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Taken from Peter Broderick's new album 'Blackberry', out now. Stream & pre-order the LP: https://idol.lnk.to/blackberry "For a while I had the idea of making an album for children, all about wild foods. There would be a different song for each plant, and the songs would be catchy and full of rhymes, but also educational. Somehow that idea for an album condensed itself into this one song. When I shared the album with my dad, who is a man of very few words, he wrote me and said, “Wild Food is one of the funnest songs I’ve ever heard.” That’s enough for me, by golly!" — Peter Broderick

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Peter Broderick - Let It Go
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Stream & pre-order the LP · CD · DL: https://idol.lnk.to/blackberry Acclaimed American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick is set to release his new solo album Blackberry on 28th August via Erased Tapes. This is a digital surprise release with the physical release following on October 30. Blackberry is Peter’s first vocal album in five years, since 2015’s Colours of the Night. The entire album was recorded in Peter’s bedroom in London during the summer of 2019, hence Peter’s description of it as “Experimental-Bedroom-Folk-Pop”. All instrumentation is by Peter with additional vocals on the last track by his wife, singer Brigid Mae Power, and his stepson, Seán Power. The subject matter of Blackberry is wide-ranging. He touches on family and on the connection we all need as social animals. He writes about technology and whether it will save or doom us. And of course, he writes about nature, about foraging, about the importance of engaging with the outside world in cities and in the country. Peter and his family recently returned to Co. Galway as they have a great love for the Irish countryside, having lived there before their move to London in 2019. Peter explains the idea behind the album and its name, saying: “It is with all seriousness and great reverence that this album is named Blackberry. In a time when us humans are coming face to face with the impact of our actions on the environment at large, I strongly advocate for engaging with our local landscapes. When I first became obsessed with foraging edible wild plants a few years back, I wasn’t particularly excited about the humble blackberry, but I would soon return with great passion to this familiar fruit of my youth. Even in our most urban environments, the gnarled and resilient blackberry vines continue to weave themselves throughout, as if to keep reminding us where we come from.” Peter Broderick is perhaps most well known as a live member of Efterklang, the Danish indie-rock group with whom he played from 2007-2013. In recent years he’s been kept busy working on the archives of Arthur Russell, being hired to perform audio restoration, editing and mixing for the latest posthumous release by the cult icon. Peter has also released over twenty solo recordings in the last thirteen years, as well as composed music for film and dance, most recently the multi-award winning animated film Two Balloons. Not wanting his creativity to be reined in by any one genre, Peter has explored gospel and soul, spoken word and beat boxing, through to folk and rock and classical. He thrives on constant experimentation and collaboration with like-minded creators. Early 2020 saw him performing in the band of Tim Burgess (Charlatans), whose latest chart topping solo album features Broderick on violin. The first vocal line on Blackberry is “You can only be as happy as the world that you live in…” — a sentiment that all of us can relate to as we struggle with climate change, with a global pandemic and resulting lockdown, with an uncertainty about the future that the modern world generates in us all. But as musicians like Peter soundtrack these turbulent times, they provide us with a lifeline, a way of looking at the world that is hopeful and full of wonder. “Richly honest folk” ★★★★ — The Irish Times “It is absolutely exquisite” — Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music Tracklist: 1. Stop And Listen 2. But 3. What Happened To Your Heart 4. The Niece 5. Ode To Blackberry 6. Let It Go 7. What’s Wrong With A Straight Up Love Song 8. Wild Food Peter is on Twitter @BroPeterick www.peterbroderick.net www.erasedtapes.com

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