The Night We Called It A Day
This is the debut album by Tape Tum. The Night We Called It A Day is a collection of nine graceful, hypnotic-textured compositions with ample experimental tendencies. Balancing masterfully between the analog and digital domain, the Belgian brothers of Benjamin and Lieven Dousselaere demonstrate an impressive song-crafting aptitude, enhanced with continental ethics and an evident love for Grizzly Bear, The Beach Boys and Sparklehorse. 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. 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 performer Erna Ómarsdóttir, visual artist Gabriella Fridriksdóttir and French-Belgian choreographer Damien Jalet.