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A new compilation titled Erased Tapes 十五, encompassing a two hour cross-section of the label's 15-year history including hidden gems and previously unreleased material, will be available on November 4 to coincide with specially curated festivals in London and Berlin.
Erased Tapes turns 15 this year, and instead of celebrating its highlights, label founder Robert Raths decided to focus on releases that have been somewhat overlooked over the last couple of years and recordings that hadn’t quite found a home yet.
"I always want to give people a bit of a preview of what’s to come, but the true purpose of our compilations is to connect the dots, especially in this digital age. It is to give listeners a chance to discover the unexpected via this sonic fabric that connects different artists on the label and from the community that surrounds it," he explains.
Encompassing a two hour cross-section of the label's 15-year history, the compilation lands on November 4 to coincide with specially curated festivals in London and Berlin.
The first offering is After the Storm by Kevin Richard Martin (aka The Bug) and Hatis Noit. Martin recalls: "Hatis Noit's impressionistic approach, tonal brilliance and kaleidoscopic spectrum, evoked voices I had loved in the past. Whether it echoed the mood of Les Mystere des Voix Bulgares or the beauty of Liz Fraser, it even navigated the eerie spaciousness of Japanese Gagaku traditions that I enjoy so much, so I just knew I was happy to collaborate with her, as she had outgrown her influences and blossomed into an extraordinary talent. 'After the Storm', was a track we first sketched at the initial radio session but was later fully formed in my Berlin studio. In these times of climatic turbulence and socio-political upheaval, its deep seismic sonic flow and haunting melodies are a hymn to the stranded, offering comfort to those in need of solace."
“As a solo vocalist and voice artist, I’d always dreamed of floating and being drowned in a beautiful sonic storm. And then I met Kevin Martin,” adds Hatis Noit.
Their paranormal first collaborative cut is amongst other unique pairings, such as The Art Ensemble of Chicago featuring Moor Mother, Bell Orchestre interpreted by Colin Stetson, Douglas Dare joined by London Contemporary Orchestra and Ben Lukas Boysen remixed by Kiasmos, as well as previously unreleased pieces from electronic producer Ryan Lee West aka Rival Consoles and Icelandic composer Högni.