Electric Piano (Remastered 2022) Nils Frahm
Label: LEITER Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Artist: Nils Frahm
Album including Album cover
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- 1Part I (Remastered 2022)03:35
- 2Part II (Remastered 2022)04:02
- 3Part III (Remastered 2022)03:22
- 4Part V (Remastered 2022)06:39
- 5Part VI (Remastered 2022)13:42
- 6Part VII (Remastered 2022)04:53
- 7Part X (Remastered 2022)05:19
Info for Electric Piano (Remastered 2022)
Nils Frahm’s ‘Electric Piano’ is one of three albums of rare early recordings, many of which have been unobtainable for years, some of which have never been released at all, and none of which have ever appeared on streaming services. All the three records of early works reveal a fascinating glimpse into an era of Frahm’s work known until now only to diehard and longstanding fans.
“The studio we used in south Berlin was more like a shitty rehearsal room,” Frahm recalls of the single night on which ‘Electric Piano’ was put together. “The whole place stank of cheap cleaning products, we had no natural light, and it was damp and smelly. We took the first bus home at four or five in the morning, and I remember that we felt like it had been a good day. But when I heard it all again, I didn’t feel so confident.” With his judgement perhaps clouded by chemical fumes, Frahm was being unnecessarily sceptical: the album features seven fragile, graceful compositions which provide a clear signpost towards his future. “Now I’ve rediscovered it,” he concludes, “I feel grateful this exists, because it truly sounds like someone different I can’t ever bring back. I’m happy I play differently now, but hearing this side of me makes me sentimental…”
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.