Erased Tapes Records

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Erased Tapes
FounderRobert Raths
GenreContemporary classical, avant-garde, electronic
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon, England

Erased Tapes Records is a London-based independent record label focusing on releasing avant-garde and experimental electronic music.


The record company was established by Robert Raths in early 2007 in London, with the release of Ryan Lee West's Vemeer EP under the Aparatec moniker.[1] The label is sometimes mentioned for its strong sonic and visual aesthetic with a special focus on packaging and design,[2][3] which has seen collaborations with FELD, Supermundane and Gregory Euclide[4] Erased Tapes, until 2018 (with the release ERATP100 "1+1=X"), had the tradition of releasing a free compilation every 10 releases.[5]

In late 2011 Erased Tapes Records opened its publishing arm Erased Tapes Music. In 2014 Erased Tapes Music launched the Meet The Composer series.

In February 2017, Erased Tapes Records opened the Erased Tapes Sound Gallery in London near Victoria Park. The space was meant to be a place where artists of all kinds could showcase their work and people could gain new appreciations of the sonic and visual arts.[6] Raths said the gallery was created in response to hearing about so many struggling artists lacking a place to practice or perform and was very pleased with the result.[7] The Erased Tapes Sound Gallery is now closed.[6]



  1. ^ Carry, Mark (4 November 2015). "Chosen One: Rival Consoles". FRACTURED AIR. Archived from the original on 7 November 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "Label Profile: Erased Tapes | Features | Clash Magazine". 21 October 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  3. ^ Betts, Stephen (15 April 2015). "Michael Price Photo - Bully, Kehlani and 8 More New Artists You Need to Know". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Performing". Gregory Euclide. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Erased Tapes Records - About". 5 February 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Sound Gallery". Erased Tapes. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  7. ^ "An oral history of Erased Tapes – a genre-defining independent record label". Loud And Quiet. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Artists". Erased Tapes. Retrieved 1 June 2021.

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