Erased Tapes are on a roll. The London- and Berlin-based label is best known for its work with Ólafur Arnalds, an artist who produces such a high volume of high quality work (see particularly his new project Kiasmos, and his excellent recent film score) that it seems unlikely he has time to sleep.
But in addition to Arnalds Erased Tapes has a burgeoning roster of artists, many of whom are also treading the threshold between classical composition and various forms of electronic music. Max Cooper‘s remix of a2, a collaboration between Arnalds and Nils Frahm, therefore seems to sum up Erased Tapes pretty perfectly. It’s a slowly mutating, Walls-era Apparat-esque reimagining which keeps centre stage the melodic melancholy of the original, but adds skitty percussion and perhaps the gentlest drop ever recorded.
‘a2′ is taken from the Stare EP, out now on Erased Tapes.