Avanto Festival 16.-18.11.2007

Bonfire Organ Music

Tape is a Stockholm-based trio founded in 2000 by the two brothers Andreas and Johan Berthling along with Tomas Hallonsten. Their music is a natural synthesis of experimental and pop music and an exceptionally elegant combination of acoustic and electronic sounds, with instruments ranging from the glockenspiel, harmonium and guitar to analogue synthesisers and computer processing. The result is a warm and organic texture. Their catchy melodies breathe in the spirit of early minimalism and combine with drone-like backgrounds, creating an atmosphere of timelessness with no trace of hippie clichés whatsoever. Their third (and, to date, latest) album, Rideau, released in autumn 2005, brought the band a wider audience, and after that their atmospheric, instrumental soundscapes have charmed audiences on tours through Japan, Europe, and the United States. Performing in Finland for the first time, Tape is a band whose music is a perfect match with our gradually darkening autumn nights.

Tommi Keränen

Avanto/Äänen Lumo Club in Kuudes linja on Friday, 16 November from 9 pm to 4 am


photo: Linda Arnell