Tape is a trio from Stockholm, building their music from a whole array of acoustic instruments, computer and field recordings. Their first CD “Opera” got excellent reviews in international press and was compared to artists such as Talk Talk, Gastr del Sol, Fennesz, John Fahey and Faust. “Milieu Plus” is peaceful, slightly melancholic, impressionistic without sounding tentative.
Andreas Berthling / Johan Berthling / Tomas Hallonsten
banjo, violin, guitar, synthesizer, computer, organ, harmonium, accordion, harmonica, trumpet, field recordings, percussion, concrete sounds, vibraphone, glockenspiel, Chinese flute, alto recorder, piano, melodica
Guests: Magnus Granberg – alt saxophone (4,7) | Staffan Johansson – lapsteel guitar (2,8) | Played, recorded and mixed by Tape at Öland and in Stockholm Summer & Autumn of 2003. | Mastered by Henrik Jonsson at Polar Studios and Masters of Audio. | Cover by Klas Augustsson. Photos by Ann Sofie Börjesson. | Limited edition of 500 handnumbered copies on clear yellow vinyl.
Tracklist: 1. Oak player | 2. Sponge chorus | 3. Star skid | 4. Crippled tree | 5. Augustan chateau | 6. Edisto | 7. Spruce horns | 8. Golden twig | 9. Rocked root | 10. Long bell | 11. Root tattoo | 12. Switchboard fog