Tape  
  Andreas Berthling, Tomas Hallonsten, Johan Berthling  
     
  “Tape organically blend balsa-light acoustic textures (guitars, percussion, winds and brass) with a range of organs and a gentle yet firm digital pressure.” – WIRE   
  “Hearing a new Tape record feels like coming home. Their warm blend of acoustic instrumentation (piano, guitar, harmonium, etc.) and electronics never dissapoints.” – Foxy Digitalis  
     
  BIO:  
  Tape has been around since 2000. They´ve been making something special already from the start. Music in between experimentalism, pop and folk. Their ?rst album Opera was released in 2002 by swedish label Häpna.  
  2003 they did their ?rst Japan tour and since then there´s been a string of activities with  touring at places like the US, many European countries, China, Japan and Taiwan. They´ve toured together w. people  
  like Bill Wells, David Grubbs, Tenniscoats, Ass, Efterklang and many others.   
     
  Long BIO:  
  Swedish trio Tape was set up in 2000 by brothers Andreas and Johan Berthling with Tomas Hallonsten. Taking cues both from pop, experimentalism, and minimalism their sound has become recognized internationally  
  and is clearly something of its own. Their first album Opera was released on the Häpna imprint (which Johan is a co-owner of) in 2002. Working intuitive, all by themselves, they created mini symphonies out of electronic  
  sounds paired with a stunning melodic lyricism. With an array of electronic and acoustic instruments at hand they recorded at a small stone barn on the island of Öland, east of Sweden. 2003 saw the release of Milieu,  
  recorded at the very same barn. These recordings had a more arranged feeling and a clear pop sensibility in some parts. In 2005 they went to Cologne to have Marcus Schmickler produce and record their third album Rideau.  
  This was done in his Piethopraxis studio in Cologne and his involvement left traces; an almost architectonical approach was taken and some of the intimacy that characterized the first two albums were replaced by  
  a harder edge. In 2006 they collaborated with Japanese duo Tenniscoats on their album Tan–Tan Therapy. The same year they recorded in Tokyo with Japanese quartet Minamo, which resulted in the record Birds of a feather.  
  In the years, their touring has taken them to places like Japan, Taiwan, USA and most parts of Europe. Luminarium is Tape's fourth album and it was recorded in their Summa studio in Stockholm.  
  The album was released on CD by Häpna in 2008. Immune is proud to release the album on vinyl for the first time.  
     
  "The only really useful comparisons to make would be to other Tape albums, and Luminarum finds this unique Swedish troupe at least equalling, if not bettering the genre-defying work they've made their name with.  
  Amazing stuff.” – Boomkat   
     
  DISCOGRAPHY:   
  Tape - Revelationes (2011)   
  Tape & Bill Wells - Fugue (2010)   
  Tape - Luminarium (2008)   
  Tape & Tenniscoats 7" - Come Maddalena / Lutie Lutie (2008)   
  Tape & MInamo - Birds of a feather (2007)   
  Tape - Rideau (2005)   
  Tape - Mort Aux Vaches (live) (2005)  
  Tape - Operette (remixes of Opera) (2005)  
  Tape - Milieu (2003)  
  Tape - Opera (2002)  
     
  Extended Discography: Opera (Häpna 2002) Milieu (Häpna 2003) Operette (Cubic music 2004) Grubbs, Ambarchi, Mathieu a.o remixing tracks from Opera. Mort Aux Vaches (Staalplaat 2005) Live recorded in Amsterdam.  
  Rideau (Häpna 2005) Rideau (HEADZ 2005) Japan version w. a bonus track – remix by Minamo Tape & Minamo / Birds of a feather (HEADZ 2007) collaboration w. Minamo Tenniscoats / Tan-Tan Therapy (Häpna 2007)  
  featuring Tape members Tape – Opera plus (Häpna 2008) forthcoming reissue w. 3 bonus tracks Tape – Milieu plus (Häpna 2008) forthcoming reissue w. 4 bonus tracks Tape – Luminarium (Häpna 2008)  
  Tape & Bill Wells – Fugue (Immune 2010)  
     
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