Tapage began as an axe-grinder for a short-lived metal/hip-hop band in the Netherlands. He soon departed from his roots when introduced to tracker programming and began developing electronic beats and fusing guitar with synthetic sounds. It wasn’t long before Tapage started formulating his own style, experimenting with the vast possibilities of electronic sound manipulation.
Inspired by IDM and Breakcore genres, as well as Post-Rock and Avant-Garde composers, Tapage continued with his vision to merge complicated, harsh rhythms with dream-like atmospheres to create a unique dynamic that is virtually impossible to ignore.
In 2008, Tapage joined the ranks of innovative electronic music composers in the Tympanik Audio artist family with his debut full-length debut CD ‘The Institute Of Random Events’.
Combining glitch-tech beats with entrancing atmospheres and serendipitous melodies, ‘The Institute Of Random Events‘ will captivate your awareness and lure you in for a mysterious and complex aural expedition. ‘TIORE‘ became a sleeper hit of 2008.
In 2009, Tapage‘s 2nd solo album ‘Fallen Clouds‘ was released, again on Tympanik Audio. A destination that never reveals, leaving the listener in a serendipitous dream state while continuously surrounded by sticky beats, addictive rhythms, and trip-tech electronic collages. A master craftsman of progressive Electronica, Tapage combines smart beats, perfect and stirring pattern timing with dense and alluring atmospheres. If you think you know Tapage, think again… Music for silent hours and frantic thoughts…
2010 saw the release of the widely-praised collaboration album from Tapage & Meander titled ‘Etched In Salt‘.
Out now is the brand new Tapage full-length album titled ‘Overgrown‘. Tapage presents fourteen playful new songs full of intertwining pops, clicks, and glitchy rhythms surrounded by warm bass tones and winding melodies. Mastered by M. Cadoo at 37n,122w and available in a 4-panel digipak compact disc package.
Overgrown [Tympanik Audio 2011]
Seven [Raumklang Records 2011]
Tapage & Meander: Etched In Salt [Tympanik Audio 2010]
Fallen Clouds [Tympanik Audio 2009]
The Institute Of Random Events CD [Tympanik Audio 2008]
Tapage & Meander – Hydromedusa e.p. [Meta0 2006]
Ophidian & Tapage – Phataa Diin God e.p. [Bionic Recordings 2005]