"Stephan Mathieu is an electronic musician from Saarbruecken, Germany. Starting out as a drummer in various improvised contexts he made the switch to working mainly with computers in the late 90´s. Since then he has released a string of highly acclaimed recordings on labels like Ritornell, Fällt and Orthlorng Musork. His music is mostly based on acoustic instruments but so far it has always been more or less heavily computer processed. On Tape is a pivotal work for Mathieu as this is the first time we hear him leaving his source material unprocessed. Mathieu started building this record from recordings provided to him by Swedish trio Tape and saxophonist Magnus Granberg. Adding his own subtle drumming, field recordings and electronics this is a beautiful album that weaves elements from the electronic and acoustic worlds to a seamless whole. A very clear and uncomplicated atmosphere around this piece distinguishes it from a lot of electronic music."