Encores 2 Nils Frahm

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Label: Erased Tapes

Genre: Electronic

Subgenre: Experimental

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  • 1Sweet Little Lie04:46
  • 2A Walking Embrace05:29
  • 3Talisman04:02
  • 4Spells12:35
  • Total Runtime26:52

Info for Encores 2

Ende Januar 2018 veröffentlichte der Pianist, Komponist und Produzent Nils Frahm bei Erased Tapes mit »All Melody« sein siebtes Studioalbum. Es geriet zu einem sensationellen, international gewürdigten Erfolg. »Opus Magnum« lobte der Deutschlandfunk, bei »Mixmag« urteilte man schlicht »masterpiece« und der »Observer« sprach vom »album of his career«.

Was zu dem Zeitpunkt aber noch niemand ahnte, geschweige denn zu hoffen wagte: Frahm hatte bei den Sessions zu »All Melody« rund 60 Stücke eingespielt! Doch nur ein Dutzend Tracks fanden auf dem Album Verwendung. Dass es sich beim großen Rest mitnichten um Ausschussware handelte, stellte im letzten Sommer die EP »Encores 1« unter Beweis.

Die 12" enthielt fünf ganz dezent um elektronische Sounds angereicherte Klavieretüden. »Encores 2« geht stilistisch andere Wege. Die vier Aufnahmen bringen eher die nicht berücksichtigten Ambient-Aspekte von »All Melody« zu Gehör. Insbesondere das abschließende, zwölfminütige »Spells«, das durch einen verstärkten Stein aufgenommen wurde, den Frahm einst in Mallorca fand, ist an ätherisch-schweifender Körperlosigkeit kaum zu toppen.

Nils Frahm, Keyboards, Klavier, Electronics

Nils Frahm
was born in 1982 and from a very young age, he really enjoyed piano lessons, amongst others those given by Nahum Brodski, one of Tchaikowsky ́s last pupils. In his early days he also discovered Keith Jarrett ́s epochal improvisational music and the boundary-pushing musical worlds of the exceptional label ECM. Classical and jazz music have since become equal sources of inspiration for the pianist, alongside minimalist music and pop.

Nils Frahm had an early introduction to music. During his childhood he was taught to play piano. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of the classical pianists before him as well as contemporary composers.

Today Nils Frahm works as an accomplished composer and producer from his Berlin-based Durton Studio. His unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, has won him many fans around the world. For a musician this early in his career, Frahm displays an incredibly developed sense of control and restraint in his work, catching the ear of many fans.

As the recognition continues to grow for his previous solo piano works 'Wintermusik' (2009) and ‘The Bells’ (2009), 2011 saw the release of his critically acclaimed record 'Felt' on Erased Tapes Records. The album was followed by the solo synthesiser EP 'Juno' and 'Screws' (2012) – a birthday gift to his fans he recorded while recovering from a thumb injury. Nils released his follow up to Juno titled 'Juno Reworked' (2013) with guest reworks by Luke Abbott and Clark.

Nils returned with his new album 'Spaces' in 2013, expressing his love for experimentation and answering the call from his fans for a record that truly reflects what they have witnessed during his concerts.

In 2013 Nils Frahm released his first music book, entitled 'Sheets Eins'. Nils is currently on his worldwide 'Spaces Tour 2014'.

This album contains no booklet.

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