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Nils Frahm - Wintermusik

Recommended by us on 12th June 2009. 23 people love me. Be the 24th...

Wintermusik by Nils Frahm
  • CD £9.89
  • Nice piannery CD on Sonic Pieces, 2 edition. NOT IN BOOK SLEEVE!! (SONICPIECES 004CD)
  • Artist: Nils Frahm
  • Label: Sonic Pieces
  • Genres: Neoclassical
  • Sold out, sorry!
  • Vinyl LP £13.39 + download code
  • LP on Erased Tapes includes download code and free download digital compilation! (ERATP018LP)
  • Artist: Nils Frahm
  • Label: Sonic Pieces
  • Genres: Neoclassical
  • Sold out, sorry!
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(2 reviews) 8/10

Reviews

8/10 according to on Wed 23 Dec, 2009

Anyone into pianos should check out the Nils Frahm CD called Wintermusik on Sonicpieces (the last thing they did was a split CD by Konntinent which was ace). This is packaged in a lush little thick book style sleeve with a wee nipple inside for the CD to rest its weary shiny fat back on. I have to say if all CD's were packaged like this then they wouldn't be in the state they're in now cos it's a lovely thing. I can't keep my eyes off it... It's all textured like a pair of old mans trousers. hand numbered as well. All boxes are officially ticked... But what's the music like? Well, in a word it's gorgeous neo classical wares. It's just lush sounding classical pieces of piano based music which is as beautiful as it is maudlin. It's very emotive with definite nods to folks like Max Richter, Peter Broderick etc.... some of it reminds me of a more sombre Hauschka without the bottletops and keys. It's a really lovely way to spend 30 minutes of your life! The music was originally intended as a Christmas present for friends and family but it's obviously been discovered by someone with nice ears and you should be thanking them greatly. Well nice! Note only the Erased Tapes is available now which is packaged in a regular slim card sleeve.

8/10 according to on 29th June 2009

Piano music is a genre I enjoy when in the right mood. Listening to this lovely three song album by Nils Frahm makes me wish I was in the right mood every day of the week! The album remind me of the more subtle piano pieces of Torley Wong.

From the tranquil simplicity of the opening track, to the 17 minute relaxation epic, and finally ending with  an emotionally poignant finale, this album is great for anyon who enjoys sitting back, cranking up the volume and listening to some seriously soothing music.

Hand numbered ltd editions are always juicy as well.


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Press release

'Wintermusik' was recorded on the 21st and 22nd of December 2007 by Nils Frahm at Durton
Studio. It was originally intended as a Christmas present for his family and friends.
'Wintermusik' are 30 minutes of improvised piano music combined with celeste and reed
organ.

Nils Frahm, born in 1982, had an early approach to music. During the younger years of his life
he was taught piano by Nahum Brodski, and through this he began to immerse himself in the
stylings of the classical pianists before him as well as the ECM-influenced soundworlds of
today.

At the age of 12 he began to form different band constellations to explore different fields of
music, until at the beginning of the new millenium he discovered the computer and the music
of Steve Reich that influenced him greatly. Together with Frederic Gmeiner he formed the duo
Ubertonmensch and in 2002 they produced their first concept album, 'Ultra'.
In his capacity as a solo artist Nils kept investigating the horizons of analog music and
instrumentation. All sounds used in his work gain their warmth and organic expression from
acoustic instruments, and even in his more eletronic pieces sounds are harvested from analog
sound generators and alterizers from the 60's and 70's. Meditating over Pattern Structure
(repeated patterns of sound, which following their own rythm like a flashing relay, divide and
combine again in their musical movement) he produced his first solo album 'Streichelfisch' in
the winter 2004-2005.

But it could be argued that the career of Nils Frahm is only just beginning. In early 2008 he
founded Durton Studios, where he continues to work as a composer and producer. It was in
this studio that collaborations took place between Nils and musicians like Peter Broderick,
F.S. Blumm or cellist Anne Müller.

The CD is limited to 333 copies and comes in a handmade, numbered book binding package
with a booklet.

Tracklisting:

. ambre
.. tristana
... nue

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