Tape – The Wild Palms
‘The Wild Palms’ is taken from the 5th studio album “Revelationes” by Swedish Trio Tape, co-released from Immune Recordings with Häpna. It is their first since 2008’s “Luminarium” and the follow-up to their collaboration LP with Bill Wells.
Swedish trio Tape was formed 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 have gone on to release three additional full length albums (Milieu, Rideau, and Luminarium). In 2006 they collaborated with Japanese duo Tenniscoats for their album Tan-Tan Therapy. The same year they recorded in Tokyo with Japanese quartet Minamo for the album Birds of a Feather. Tape have performed worldwide, playing shows in Japan, China, Taiwan, and tours of Europe and the US. Since Luminarium was released in 2008 the band have been diligently recording in their Summa Studio in Stockholm. The results of their labor is the new album “Revelationes”. (Immune Recordings)