Fading Tapes was formed in 2014 by Krzysztof Siwkowski (guitars and synths) and Marcin Lasek (drums and other effects) in Szczytno, Poland, mainly playing space-rock / post-rock and ambient music. Their main inspirations are independent cinema and life itself.
They started their musical journey in 2006 long before they became Fading Tapes. In the beginning they focused on genres like ambient and electronic. They pivoted their sound and started to play live instruments such as classic guitars and african drums, combined with synthesizers and extaordinary sounds and voices. They decided to change main instruments to only electric guitars, which creates today their specific spatial sounds and effects, and percussion which gives sharpness, psychedelic or gentle space rhythm. Since then they formed as a Fading Tapes. They love bands like Stars of the Lid, Surface of Eceon, Landing, Auburn Lull, Windsor For The Derby, Windy & Carl, Bardo Pond, This Will Destroy You.
The band's name is associated with the book that was accidentally found in small shop with a variety of things in their town. "Vanishing Europe" tells about forgotten places around Scandinavia, which they for spiritually related. That time is correlated in their music changes, so they found that would be a good thing for inspiration. They like to travel; every trip is an experience that can be translated to music. Today they play melancholic, nostalgic and emotional music with their refined and unique sound.