Nils Frahm – All Encores - 2019 Ambient IDM Experimental Contemporary Minimal - Black Vinyl - Sealed 3LP

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Nils Frahm – All Encores

Erased Tapes Records – ERATP126LP
3 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Complete set of vinyl, made-up of Nils' set of 3 'Encores' EP's released throughout 2018 & 2019.Includes digital downloads.
Mar 27, 2020
Electronic, Classical
Contemporary, Downtempo, Neo-Classical
Encores 1
A1 The Roughest Trade
Marimba [Bass] – Sven Kacirek
Piano – Nils Frahm
A2 Ringing
Cello – Anne Müller
Marimba [Bass] – Sven Kacirek
Piano – Nils Frahm
Trumpet – Richard Koch
A3 To Thomas
Piano – Nils Frahm
A4 The Dane
Marimba [Bass] – Sven Kacirek
Piano – Nils Frahm
B Harmonium In The Well
Harmonium – Nils Frahm
Marimba [Bass] – Sven Kacirek
Encores 2
C1 Sweet Little Lie
Marimba [Bass] – Sven Kacirek
Piano – Nils Frahm
C2 A Walking Embrace
Cello – Anne Müller
Marimba [Bass] – Sven Kacirek
Piano – Nils Frahm
C3 Talisman
Instruments [All Instruments] – Nils Frahm
D Spells
Cello, Voice [Other Voices] – Anne Müller
Instruments [All Other Instruments] – Nils Frahm
Marimba [Bass] – Sven Kacirek
Mellotron [Voice Samples For Mellotron] – Katinka Fogh Vindelev*
Encores 3
E1 Artificially Intelligent
Instruments [All Instruments] – Nils Frahm
E2 All Armed
Drums, Percussion – Tatu Rönkkö
Instruments [All Other Instruments] – Nils Frahm
Marimba [Bass] – Sven Kacirek
F Amirador
Instruments [All Instruments] – Nils Frahm
Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Erased Tapes Records Ltd.
Copyright © – Erased Tapes Records Ltd.
Published By – Manners McDade Music Publishing Ltd
Produced At – Saal 3, Funkhaus Berlin
Designed At – Feld (2)
Lacquer Cut at – Alchemy Mastering
Design – Torsten Posselt
Engineer [Assisting Engingeers] – Antonio Pulli, Matthias H. Franz Hahn, Terence Goodchild
Lacquer Cut By [Vinyl Cut By] – Barry "Bazza" Grint*
Mastered By – Zino Mikorey
Photography By – Alexander Schneider (4)
Technician [Piano] – Carsten Schulz (2)
Written-By, Performer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Nils Frahm
Made in the EU.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Stickered): 3700551783014

Label Code: LC 15952


"In rounding off his Encores trilogy of EPs by releasing them as one full-length package, Nils Frahm invites questions about whether or not they were always designed to fit together, as well as an obvious pressure that he initially seemed to have avoided by opting for short-form releases – All Encores, inevitably, will now be judged against last year’s superb All Melody LP. Frahm’s calling card has always been his mastery of subtlety and, whether he intended it or otherwise, Encores 1, 2 & 3 tessellate impressively neatly. The throughline between them has less to do with the instrumental palette – although the fact that all three of them, whilst fundamentally different, are similarly minimalist helps – and instead is more indebted to mood and atmosphere. Encores 1 sets the proverbial stall out – piano, harmonium and not a great deal else – and now, with the benefit of a little bit of distance from its release, feels like a reaction to the density of All Melody.


The progression on Encores 2 is clear; scratchily recorded so as to pick up an underlying layer of ambient noise, there’s a touch more urgency to the compositions, more of a sense of the piano melodies actually leading somewhere. The destination is Encores 3, released now for the first time, and its pointedly experimental approach to electronics – whether that be on the beguiling glitchy vocal interlude ‘Artificially Intelligent’ or either of the quiet behemoths that follow; soft tympanic menace characterises the near-twelve minute ‘All Armed’, whilst ‘Amirador’ plays like the uncertainty after the storm, all murky, barely-there synths. In doing so, it leads us neatly back to where we started with Encores 1, to the ominous hush of wide-open spaces. All Encores demands to be heard in its entirety; this is no companion piece, but a thoughtful progression all its own."

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Condition New
Format 3LP
Label Erased Tapes Records
Color Black