Berlin-based composer and sound designer Ben Lukas Boysen has released his latest full-length, entitled Spells, on the London-based avant-garde imprint Erased Tapes. Home of composers Lubomyr Melnyk, Michael Price, and Nils Frahm, the label has proved to be a fitting home for Boysen and other envelope-pushing modern classical practitioners. “Finding my views understood, reflected and welcomed by Erased Tapes was an encouraging experience,” Boysen says of the move, “crowned by the offer to release ‘Spells’ and re-issue ‘Gravity’ with them.”

Mixed and mastered by Frahm himself—whose genre-transcending compositions have been leading the modern classical charge for some time now—the work fuses slow-building electronics with diverse instrumentation and thoughtful improvisation.

Order the album on a variety of formats from Erased Tapes here, and check out the XLR8R review of the LP here.

01. The Veil
02. Nocturne 3
03. Sleepers Beat Theme
04. Golden Times 1
05. Nocturne 4
06. Keep Watch
07. Golden Times 2
08. Selene