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LateNightTales

Nils Frahm – LateNightTales [Compilation]

$50.00

LateNightTales

Nils Frahm – LateNightTales [Compilation]

$50.00

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A TAV Curator's Pick.

A hypnotic voyage through modern and classical composition, experimental electronics, jazz, dub techno, soundtracks and soul; Frahm's Late Night Tales haunts and beguiles. Its not mixing, so much as gently layering, like a particularly fluffy goose-down duvet folding in on itself, the folds part of the attraction, the layers part of the overall picture being painted.

Many of the tracks have been edited, effected and re-made. The subtly overdubbed parts on Rhythm & Sound's Mango Driveadding to the haunting hypnosis, while choral interruptions aid Miles Davis’ ‘Générique’ on its journey towards the light. Meanwhile, on Boards Of Canadas ‘In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country, the tempo is somewhat sluggish, the organs slurred, as Frahm slows it down to a funereal 33rpm that nevertheless fits perfectly. The purring of his girlfriend's cat Cleo transitions playfully between Nina Simone's definitive version of 'Who Knows Where the Time Goes' and unearthing the gentle electronics of Dub Tractor.

Eddy Arnold’s ‘You’re The Only Star’, a country tune that sounds like its transmitting from a mid-west diner wireless circa 1947, is straight from the soundtrack to an imaginary David Lynch movie, comforting and dismaying all at once. This crackly reality abounds, as on Finnish band Gentleman Losers’ ‘Honey Bunch’, that adds an unsettling texture, with a sound that is modern but as nostalgic. Frahm's own tracks bookend the mix, opening with an inspired "rework" of the infamous silent John Cage piece '4:33' ("I sat at the piano in silence and worked from there. I listened and took in the atmosphere and this is what came out of it") and ending with a solo piano version of 'Them', taken from his recently released score of the film 'Victoria'. The traditional Late Night Tales spoken word epilogue is voiced by actor Cillian Murphy (Inception, Batman, 28 Days Later), reading a short story by Edna Walsh (Hunger, Disco Pigs).  - LateNightTales

 

 

 

Track listing: 

No.

Title

Artist(s)

Length

1

"4:33" (Exclusive John Cage Cover Version)

Nils Frahm

3:43

2

"Liquindi 2"

Baka Forest People of Southeast Cameroon

3:02

3

Divertimento Für Tenorsaxaphon Und Kleines Ensemble Part 4

Carl Oesterhelt, Johannes Enders

2:41

4

0181 (excerpt)

Four Tet

0:48

5

You're The Only Star (Nils Frahm's '78' recording)

Gene Autry, Nils Frahm

1:54

6

In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country

Boards of Canada

2:44

7

It Was Willow

Bibio

1:18

8

Peaks

Dictaphone

3:10

9

Flight of The Bumblebee

Vladimir Horowitz

1:06

10

Concierto de Aranjuez

Miles Davis

3:49

11

It's The Talk of The Town (Nils Frahm's '78' Recording)

Victor Silvester and His Ballroom orchestra, Nils Frahm

1:14

12

SK20

System

2:38

13

Mango Drive

Rhythm & Sound

3:41

14

Generique

Miles Davis

2:58

15

O Herr Bleibet Meine Freude, BMV 147

Dinu Lipatti

4:06

16

The Righteous Wrath of an Honorable Man

Colin Stetson

2:27

17

Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter

Penguin Cafe Orchestra

1:50

18

Who Knows Where The Time Goes

Nina Simone

4:42

19

Cleo the Cat

Nina Jurisch

0:09

20

Cirkel

Dub Tractor

3:16

21

Honey Bunch

The Gentleman Losers

2:22

22

Them (Piano Solo Edit Exclusive Version)

Nils Frahm

4:15

23

In The Morning (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

Cillian Murphy

7:13

 

Item description:

Artist:

Nils Frahm

Title:

LateNightTales 

Label:

LateNightTales

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, 180g

Pressing:

UK & Europe

Release Date:

2015

Genre:

Electronica, Jazz

Style:

Jazz, Ambient, Spoken Word, Dubstep, Downtempo, Modern Classical

Catalog No:

ALNLP42

Condition:

New