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Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm. Makes sense huh. The pair's first collaborative record Stare was released as a limited-edish 10” back on Record Store Day 2012. It contains all the stuff you’d expect it to contain - dinky lil electronics, some grandiose drones, fluffy ambiences, a general air of contemporary classical niceness. This new Erased Tapes pressing of Stare adds two extra inches on to Stare’s original vinyl size.

Vinyl 12" £13.49 ERATP042LP

12" reissue on Erased Tapes.

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Limited Vinyl 10" £14.99 eratp042

Limited 10" on Erased Tapes incldues 11 track bonus download comp, one per person.

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Stare by Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm
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9/10 Phil 02 May 2012

This is a dream pairing for you neo classical types. The Laurel & Hardy of all things neo classical come together for a very special limited release just for record store day. You should read the (very long...) press release for this. It's a fascinating story of veggie pizza, falafel and analogue synths (surely 3 of any rational human beings favourite things?). For those who can't be arsed it basically explains the story of how this record came about and that's pretty much it. Note this isn't a split 10”... It's a collaboration between the 2 artists and if you're expecting a massive tinklefest then you may as well go home now. 'Stare' sees Abbott & Costello on a more analogue synth route. The pearl of the EP is the epic track B1 with it's cyclical electronic microbeat before some ominous misery strings come in and create an almost perfect combination of neo classical and electronics. If I used the words fucking gorgeous it'd be an understatement. It's not a million miles away from the kind of electronics and classical music Max Richter was doing around the Blue Notebooks era. Anyway I could listen to this all day as it's wonderful. I did listen to the A side but I got totally sidetracked. Sorry.

9/10 Adélaïde Customer rating (no review), 31st January 2019


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