The Night We Called it a Day

Tape Tum - the Night We Called it a Day

Soothing soundscapes and acoustic sensitivities injected with smart beats, airy jazz touches and elegant bleeps are the elements that make up the eclectic mixture of Tape Tum’s vintage art-pop.
Their debut album ‘The Night We Called It Α Day’ is a collection of nine graceful, hypnotic–textured compositions with ample experimental tendencies. Balancing masterfully between the analogue [...]

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Soothing soundscapes and acoustic sensitivities injected with smart beats, airy jazz touches and elegant bleeps are the elements that make up the eclectic mixture of Tape Tum’s vintage art-pop.

Their debut album ‘The Night We Called It Α Day’ is a collection of nine graceful, hypnotic–textured compositions with ample experimental tendencies. Balancing masterfully between the analogue and digital domain, the Belgian brothers of Benjamin and Lieven Dousselare demonstrate an impressive songcrafting aptitude,  enhanced with continental ethics and an evident love for Grizzly Bear, the Beach Boys and Sparklehorse.

Starting out in the rural town of Beernem as an attic project, Tape Tum are now a fully-fledged outfit with a support slot for the legendary post-rock experimentalists Tortoise and a contribution to the Domino compilation of prominent UK magazine Wire in their arsenal.

Their cutting-edge live appearances combine sound with film, installation art and contemporary dance and include collaborations with Icelandic perfrormer Erna Omarsdottir, visual artist Gabriella Fridriksdottir and French-Belgian choreographer Damien Jalet, most notably on the œvre ‘O’fætt’ (Icelandic for ‘unborn’).


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