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Erased Tapes Records

Nils Frahm – Solo

$39.00

Erased Tapes Records

Nils Frahm – Solo

$39.00

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“Recorded on the Klavins M370 in 2014 as an improvisation single take without any overdubs. The 370 is situated in Tübingen / Germany, 1.8 tons in weight, 3.7 meters high, its longest strings areabout 10 feet in length.

Once recorded, I began to think of ways to release the album as a gift to my fans, similarly to my 2012 release Screws. That’s when we came up with the idea of Piano Day, an official body created by a group of close friends to house various and exciting piano-related projects. The first project we revealed is the building of what will be the world’s tallest piano: the Klavins 450. With a target of 120.000 euros to reach, I’ve eased my fans into sharing their money for the project with this free release. All direct donations and a portion from any record sales will go to the Klavins 450 project until the target has been hit. - Nils Frahm Official

“Nils Frahm released a record of solo piano music for free recently, and it is almost exactly what you might expect from a record like this one; it’s spare, it’s lyrical, it’s generally quiet, and it’s very pretty. During its best moments it brings to mind some of the work of Harold Budd, where melody and mood become two sides of the same coin.” - Pitchfork

 

About Nils Frahm:

“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 to much critical acclaim, 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. Nils Frahm also released his first music book, entitled 'Sheets Eins' in this year.

In 2015 Nils announced Piano Day. An official body created by Nils and his closest friends to celebrate the piano and to house various and exciting, piano-related projects. The first project revealed by the Piano Day team is the building of what will be world’s tallest piano: the Klavins 450.” – Erased Tapes Records

Item description:

Artist:

Nils Frahm

Title:

Solo

Label:

Erased Tapes Records

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

UK & Europe

Release Date:

2015

Genre:

Classical

Style:

Modern / Contemporary Classical, Piano

Catalog No:

eratp065lp

Condition:

New