Stream: Oliveray - Wonders

Nils Oliver Frahm / Peter Ray Broderick collaborate
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It's no secret that Erased Tapes are favoured listening around these parts.

The label help to blur the lines between modern classical and electronic music, with each release seeming to arrive with some weighty aesthetics behind it. Enjoying a fruitful spell in 2011, Erased Tapes will see out the year with the release of 'Wonders' by Oliveray.

A collaboration between Nils Oliver Frahm and Peter Ray Broderick, 'Wonders' definitely sits on the classical wing of the label's output. An engrossing collection, each track seems to evolve in languid yet dramatic steps, with the duo taking simple melodic ideas and expanding them into slow, meditative works.

Peter Broderick explains: "It all started when I was asked to create a cover version for my great friends Efterklang. I asked Nils if he’d like to work with me on the project. So one day we got together in his studio and ran through the song (Harmonics) a couple times and then laid it down to tape in the most relaxed way possible – me playing the guitar and singing and him on the piano… We were both really happy and inspired with how easy and fun this process was. We thought you could hear and feel that relaxed atmosphere in the song."

"Our Japanese friends Cote Labo asked us to prepare some kind of release for our Japan tour, me and Nils set aside a couple days to record some music in a similar manner. Without much preconception we just set up the mics and started recording, with an aim to create a short album of half instrumentals, half vocal-based songs. We ran through a few fresh musical ideas that each of us had, improvising along with each other, sometimes just improvising entirely. And before we new it we had a nice little collection of eight intimate pieces of music. The first official output of what will hopefully be a lifelong collaboration, Wonders feels really special to me. Here comes Oliveray!"

Teaming up with Erased Tapes, ClashMusic are able to present 'Wonders' in its entirety below...

Oliveray - Wonders (Exclusive Album Stream on Clash Music) by erasedtapes

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'Wonders' is out now.

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