Erased Tapes Records
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|Genre||Contemporary classical music, Avant-garde music|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
Erased Tapes Records is a London based independent record label focusing on releasing Avant-garde music which is widely regarded as very diverse in genres and styles. The record company was established by German-born Robert Raths in early 2007 and is currently managed by Raths and Sofia Ilyas. Raths defines his main interest as 'a dialogue between two opposite poles, between traditional and contemporary, between digital and analogue'.
Its roster of contemporary classical music composers includes Ólafur Arnalds from Iceland, German composer Nils Frahm, Ukrainian continuous music pioneer Lubomyr Melnyk, American multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick, A Winged Victory For The Sullen a collaborative project of Adam Wiltzie and American composer Dustin O'Halloran, singer songwriter Douglas Dare, English film composer Michael Price and Electronic artist Rival Consoles.
Erased Tapes Records announced its new publishing arm (2013) Erased Tapes Music .
The label has grown considerably since its inception and continues to gain a reputation for unpredictable releases.
'Essential listening for sonic explorers' (9/10) – Rock Sound (UK)
‘What unites these artists is gently dreamy euphony' – Der Spiegel (DE)
‘DIY label of the week’ in December 2007 – Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1 (UK)
‘All different, all unique, all essential and each a gold star for this label to be cherished’ – Clash (UK)
'Erased Tapes has slowly built up a roster it can not only be proud of, but also one genuinely envied by many of its contemporaries, both old and new. In a nutshell, pure sonic perfection’ (8/10) – Drowned In Sound (UK) 
‘In the short space of time since the label’s inception, Raths has put out several incendiary releases. What sets Erased Tapes apart from many other DIY labels on the scene is their no-holds-barred approach to providing an almost unparalleled library of eclectic sounds. Many happy returns indeed!’ (8/10) – Drowned In Sound (UK) 
- http://www.clashmusic.com/feature/label-profile-erased-tapes. Clash interview by Robin Murray 'Label Profile: Erased Tapes' on clashmusic.com, 21 February 2012.
- Gourlay 2010
- Gourlay 2008
- Gourlay, Dom. "Erased Tapes Collection II Review", Drowned in Sound, January 3, 2010.
- Gourlay, Dom. "Erased Tapes Collection I Review", Drowned in Sound, July 7, 2008.