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Erased Tapes Records

Nils Frahm – Wintermusik

$39.00

Erased Tapes Records

Nils Frahm – Wintermusik

$39.00

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“Nils Frahm, born in 1982, had an early introduction to music. During his childhood he was taught to play piano by Nahum Brodski – a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowski. The three instrumentals, which make up his debut 'Wintermusik' are piano led pieces, coloured with occasional celeste and reed organ parts. The record’s equal measures of sorrowful refrains and uplifting passages, combined with a real intimacy that makes for an album you'll want to return to again and again. The songs were originally intended as a Christmas present for friends and family, hence its winter release.” - Nils Frahm Bandcamp

“Frahm favours melody, texture and emotive power over the vanity of the pioneer at all times, a skill which he exhibits again over the half an hour that this disc encompasses. But Wintermusik, as the similarly straight-talking title implies, is both less playful and less brooding than The Bells. It illuminates the life in its surrounding landscape by the glint of a low sun’s light on the frost which dresses everything in a stillness.” - Strange Glue

 

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:

Wintermusik

Label:

Erased Tapes Records

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress

Pressing:

UK

Release Date:

2014

Genre:

Classical

Style:

Modern / Contemporary Classical, Piano

Catalog No:

ERATP018LP

Condition:

New