Juno Reworked Nils Frahm
- 1For (Luke Abbott Rework)09:46
- 3Peter (Clark Remix)06:27
Info for Juno Reworked
After releasing Nils Frahm's two-track solo synthesiser EP 'Juno' in a highly sought after 7" edition, Erased Tapes now re-release the original Juno tracks with guest reworks by Border Community's modular synth wizard Luke Abbott and Warp veteran Clark. Both known for their like-minded use of analogue synthesisers in their music, it makes them the perfect artists to rework the originals. Similar to Frahm's online project 'Screws Reworked', where he invited fans to download his solo piano songs to reinterpret them with their own medium of choice, it's far from being the typical remix EP.
Aptly titled 'Juno Reworked', it will be released worldwide in the form of a limited 12" Vinyl and Download. 'Peter Broderick loved the sound of this synthesiser so much, he asked me to record some solo sketches with it. This is what I came up with. I didn't use any overdubs or punch-ins. See it as a synthesiser solo performance.'
Nils Frahm The cover photograph was taken by Peter Broderick and is a result of an unexpected double exposure between his image and the one taken by the camera's previous owner. Dedicated to his dear friend, the Juno tracks carry the titles 'For' and 'Peter' and were recorded and mixed by Nils Frahm in his Durton Studio in Berlin. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Berlin-based pianist Nils Frahm has also a steady reputation in the electronic world although he is mostly known as a modern classical pianist. Extending his solo piano set with a Juno synthesiser, Rhodes and tape delay, has seen Frahm bring his unique blend of acoustic and electronic sounds to Boiler Room, Decibel, Mutek and Primavera Sound Festival. After his first solo piano works Wintermusik and The Bells, Frahm released Felt to much critical acclaim in 2011. The album was followed by the solo synthesiser EP Juno and Screws - a birthday gift to his fans he recorded while recovering from a thumb injury.
„Early Aphex Twin-style ambient liquidity“ (Record Collector)
„If MUTEK gave out a Most Valuable Player award for 2013, it very likely would have gone to Frahm“ (XLR8R)
„Leaving the crowd breathless with exhilaration“ (9/10) MUTEK Boiler Room Live Review – Exclaim!
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'.
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