So Record Store Day is looming and I’m sure like many of you there’s a hole eagerly waiting to be burnt in an already very singed pocket. If you can delve past the usual assemble of over-priced reissues, there are some great bits of plastic to get your hands on this week.
The one I can’t wait for has to be from Erased Tapes, who over the last five years has attracted a huge, loyal following and rightly so. Label founder Robert Raths delicately ties together the loose, frayed ends of divergent genres, bringing together artists who are not just musicians but imaginaries too. They defy stereotype and conformity, creating consistently enchanting and truthful music. This is a label whose heads and hearts are in exactly the right place.
To be released (on a strictly limited basis..) this Saturday 21st is the collaborative 10″ Stare, from label brothers Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm. An excursion of other worldly ambience. Just listen.
Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – A1 / Stare
Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – A2 / Stare