Nils Frahm Late Night Tales The latest Late Night Tales mix comes from Nils Frahm A hypnotic voyage through modern and classical composition, experimental electronics, jazz, dub techno, soundtracks and soul; Frahm's Late Night Tales haunts and beguiles. It’s 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. Late Night Tales CD | LP
Nils Frahm Music From The Motion Picture Victoria The first film score from Berlin composer Nils Frahm and its for the award winning German film Victoria. It varies from orchestrated techno to subdued piano soundscapes Erased Tapes CD | LP
Nils Frahm Solo Solo album from Berlin composer Nils Frahm initially released on a donation basis on 'Piano Day' which he invented, in aim to raise funds to create the world's tallest piano, the Klavins 450! Once recorded, Nils began to think of ways to release the album as a gift to his fans, similarly to his 2012 release ‘Screws’, and that’s when Nils came up with the idea of Piano Day. With a target of 100.000 euros to reach, Nils eases his 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. Erased Tapes CD | LP
System / Nils Frahm Plus The new album from Danish electronic trio System is a special kind of collaborative effort with piano magician Nils Frahm. His purpose-built improvisations on synth, organ and piano served as source material for the members of System (Thomas Knak, Anders Remmer & Jesper Skaaning), who merged his warm acoustic tones with their minimalist digitalism and set out to translate their distinctive clicks 'n' cuts electronics into vivid soundscapes. Over two years in the making, the resulting nine tracks are as sonically intriguing as they are touching. Ranging from the mellow bliss of the title track to echoes of 90's and 2000's electronica and ambient sequences frequented by mesmerizing movements and sounds. The blending of piano and digital tones and noises into emotive pieces might instantly recall the work of Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, though System and Frahm come to quite different results. Morr Music CD | LP
Nils Frahm / Woodkid Ellis OST a minimalist, atmospheric soundtrack from Nils Frahm and Woodkid Nils Frahm: ‘The opportunity to work on JR´s fantastic short film ELLIS came through my good friend Yoann aka Woodkid. We agreed on recording the piano parts in my studio in Berlin and so it happened that JR and Woodkid were guests at Durton studio on a wonderful late summer day in 2015. We managed to record all the crucial elements that day. The music fell in our laps and melted with the images: a wonderful experience. The film has stuck in my head ever since; it moved my heart and changed my soul. Erased Tapes CD | LP
Olafur Arnalds / Nils Frahm Trance Frendz Trance Frendz comes from improvisations by the pair of producers / musicians During a session at Durton Studio in Berlin last summer, Nils and Ólafur invited Alexander Schneider and his camera to document it. The recording continued long after the first take, stretching out into the next day until, eventually, several new improvisations had been recorded in 8 hours with no overdubs or edits. The unexpected nature in which these pieces had been created was reminiscent of their first on-stage improvisation many years ago. It became immediately clear how special these songs were. Erased Tapes LP
Olafur Arnalds / Nils Frahm Collaborative Works This double CD collects Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm's 3 12" EP collaborations Loon, Stare and Life Story Love And Glory and includes 7 new songs from their Trance Frendz studio film Erased Tapes CD
Olafur Arnalds / Nils Frahm Loon The third collabrative output from Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm Containing five synthesiser-led pieces, ‘Loon’ was recorded in autumn 2014 across five days at Nils’s Durton Studio in Berlin, and continues on from the ambient sounds of ‘Stare’ but with the addition of more percussive elements and dub influences. For this new EP the duo wired an Oberheim 4 Voice and a Korg PS3100 to the mixing desk and performed live takes on both instruments. With all four hands on its pots, all mixes were recorded straight onto 2-track ½-inch tape. Erased Tapes 12"
Olafur Arnalds / Nils Frahm Life Story / Love and Glory 7" in heavy brown-card (crafted by Torsten Posselt at FELD, Berlin) featuring Life Story and Love and Glory by Olafur Arnalds and Nils FrahmErased Tapes artists and friends Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm have separately carved out a musical career that defies genres both with their unique live shows and a loyal fan base that’s always eager to hear what their prolific output will bring. Their latest collaborative 2-track release ‘Life Story Love and Glory’ is a live improv affair on two pianos, recorded in 2012 at Nils’s Durton Studio in Berlin. Fans may wonder why they have waited until 2015 to release these tracks, but having revealed a new website www.arnaldsfrahm.com you may think this may not be the end to their musical story this year. “We would meet in Reykjavik or Berlin with the intention to share some days off work, hiking, swimming or eating pizza. That is great for a couple days, but after a while we would always end up back in the studio, fiddling with synths or pianos.” – Nils Frahm “You can hear in the beginning of ‘Life Story’ how I have already started playing the piano whilst Nils is still moving microphones around and preparing everything. It was all kept in!“ – Ólafur Arnalds Erased Tapes 7"