By David Peter Simon | November 19th, 2012
The good folks over at Erased Tapes have a new artist for you to wrap your ears around. Introducing Michael Price.
An incredible composer better known for his composition work on hit shows like English series Sherlock or for music editing famous films like Children of Men, Price has now been given what Erased Tapes describes as “the opportunity to create music without any script.”
This track, “A Bridge,” is definitely cinematic in nature, reminiscent of Michael Nyman’s “The Departure” from Gattaca. Nyman’s Gattaca OST is one of my favorites, so I’m really excited to hear what the similar-sounding Price has in store for us.
Price’s upcoming Erased Tapes release, an EP titled A Stillness, is a four-track, limited edition vinyl that’ll include printed music sheets. Recorded at Phoenix Studios in London, it’s delightful work that sounds like the fog rolling in on a sombre San Francisco morning. I’m sure Karl the Fog would approve – quiet music powerfully suspended above the commotion of today’s world. As Michael himself shared:
“I’m trying to create a small Stillness in a noisy, hyper-connected world. I wanted to make something personal, and real, with musicians that I’ve known for a long time. Usually we’ve all got headphones on, chasing click tracks and fitting our performances to picture. It was time to get the headphones off stop all the clocks and ticking, really connect musically and try to capture a moment. To be able make something intimate and authentic in an often noisy world is a real pleasure.”
You can watch an excerpt from the intimate string recording session at Pinewood on Vimeo. A Stillness will be released December 17 – a perfect Christmas gift for the choice listener. You can follow Erased Tapes upcoming releases via SoundCloud.