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Since 2007, Erased Tapes Records have unwaveringly built themselves a reputation as a home to artists of musical bravery. Artists who cross the classical, ambient and electronic realms have found their place at the London-based label, including Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds, A Winged Victory For The Sullen and several others. Despite their artists being as diverse in sound as each other, an ethos underlines Erased Tapes' releases by the way they comprehend the power of instrumental music in allowing listeners to paint their own meanings.

Although no stranger to music, Michael Price is the label's latest recruit. His involvement in the world of film and television has seen him compose, produce and arrange music from 1997's Event Horizon, The Lord of The Rings, and Sherlock. Taking two years to write and refine his first record, Price is now stepping out from behind the screens of others to direct a visual narrative of his own. Speaking on the scope behind Entanglement, Price explained he wanted "to make an album that sounded like a dark, Berlin record store discovery from the '30s. Something that had timeless emotive power, and pre-digital rawness."

Price wrote and arranged the songs for an orchestra to play live together so that he could capture musicians connecting and responding to each other in the same room. Combined with subtle electronic textures, the record paces itself similar to a film score in its diverse imagery and moods with a palette consisting of piano, cello, soprano voice, strings, modular synths and tape effects. Thematically, the album expands on both the scientific and human meaning of the word 'entanglement'; the way in which particles of matter, or people, can align with other, irrespective of how far apart they are.

Across its nine songs, he wields a pleasure and an unresolved pain in his arrangements. The grainy repetition on 'Tape Overture' asserts his above-mentioned concept of music, uncertain of time or era, while the soft twinkle of 'Easter' moves with a soothing sparseness. 'Budapest' juxtaposes surging strings with underlying arpeggiated bleeps that invokes the abstract, like an epic science fiction movie. Elsewhere, the ironically-titled disquieting 'Little Warm Thing' and the chilling 'Maitri' capture his ability to unnerve the listener.

It may come as no surprise that an artist who has contributed music to film and television for almost two decades has made a debut record which feels engagingly visual. These songs embody nine visualettes to be experienced and decoded by its listeners. Overall, Entanglement continues Erased Tapes' music and emotional aesthetic which can lift up the anchor of imagination and let its listeners float in its possibilities.

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