Monday, 12 January 2009
I was first drawn to this label at Latitude festival. I was walking around aimlessly after hearing the single most annoying sentence any band could say at a festival. "We are going to do a few acoustic numbers now." Always a killer. When I heard something coming from the BBC introducing stage that I wasn't expecting. Heavy, epic and melodic, which was more than enough to get my attention. That sound was coming from Kyte, whose emotionally driven post rock soundscapes managed to reach people the other side of the campsite and draw them in. a band that will be worth looking out for in 2009.
After this I delved into what the rest of the label had to offer and found that even though Erased Tapes has only been going a year. It already has a lot to boast about.
Their eclectic collection of bands move from the ambient, epic sounds of Code in The Clouds to Aphex Twin style break beats and glitches of Aparatec and Rival Consoles to the absolutely beautiful sounds of Icelands next big import Ólafur Arnalds. Of course lets not forget The British Expeditionary Force, made up of ex Yourcodenameis:Milo guitarist Justin Lockey and vocalist Aid Burrows, of Fierce Panda creating delicately layerd electro Indie with a twist.
There is some stunning music on show here.
Codes in The Clouds
The British Expeditionary Force