Nils Frahm - Spaces - Live 2014 IDM Experimental Ambient Contemporary Minimal 180g 2LP
Nils Frahm - Spaces
Label: Erased Tapes America
Format: 2 × 180 Grm Vinyl, LP, Album
Includes 2 pic colour inserts
Released: 11 Mar 2014
Genre: Electronic, Classical
Style: Modern Classical, Contemporary
A1 An Aborted Beginning 1:34
A2 Says 8:18
A3 Said And Done 9:39
B1 Went Missing 4:59
B2 Familiar 5:38
B3 Improvisation For Coughs And A Cell Phone 6:44
B4 Hammers 3:48
C For - Peter - Toilet Brushes - More 16:49
D1 Over There, It's Raining 3:07
D2 Unter - Tristana - Amber 11:43
D3 Ross's Harmonium 3:51
Phonographic Copyright (p) Erased Tapes America
Copyright (c) Erased Tapes America
Distributed By Revolver USA
Mixed At Durton Studio
Mastered At Black Saloon Studios
Published By Manners McDade Music Publishing
Artwork By FELD (2)
Design [Light Design By] Stuart Bailes
Engineer [Recording Engineers] Martyn Heyne, Matthias H. Franz Hahn, Terence Goodchild
Mastered By Mandy Parnell
Mixed By Nils Frahm
Performer Nils Frahm
Photography By Alexander Schneider, Stuart Bailes, Tracy Morter
Written-By Nils Frahm
Die-cut jacket with black inner sleeves and two inserts, plus card for free digital download that includes a bonus non-album track.
Bottom of back cover reads:
All songs recorded during live performances from 2012-2013
All music written and performed by Nils Frahm
© 2013 Erased Tapes America, a division of Erased Tapes Records Ltd.
All rights reserved. All tapes erased. ERATP055LP-US
Made in the USA. Distributed by Revolver.
On Spaces, Nils Frahm often departs from the more sedate "contemporary classical" piano style of his previous releases to play an astounding mix of electronic and more improvisatory keyboard themes. Of particular note are the powerful electronic themes called "Says" and "For - Peter - Toilet Brushes - More" (first half). They reminded me of Jean-Michel Jarre at his best, or maybe another synth titan, Vangelis, in his work from the late '70s and early '80s. "Said & Done" is a minimalist piece reminiscent of Philip Glass
2013 release from the Berlin-based contemporary composer. Nils Frahm's heart lies in improvisation, in the magic of a moment where, inspired by the space and the audience, his fingers create new compositions loosely based around his familiar melodies. Spaces is an ode to the joy of live performance.
It expresses Frahm's love for experimentation and answers the call from his fans for a record that truly reflects what they witness during his concerts. Breaking the convention of a traditional live release, the album was recorded over the course of two years in different locations and on various media, including old portable reel-to-reel recorders and cassette decks.
These moments were later pieced together in his Durton Studio for what Frahm refers to as a collage of field recordings rather than a live album. Spaces includes surprises such as the sound of a toilet brush banging on piano strings to create a dub-sounding track. The decision to select takes that include the sounds of people coughing and cell phones ringing make clear that his audience is an integral part of every performance.
Spaces is essentially a collection of Frahms favorite and best performances, featuring a variety of room textures, ambiance, recording techniques, and instruments. The recording also captures a unique experience shared between the performer and his audience, no doubt adding a little something to this very special exchange existing in one single rare moment.
The beauty and passion for minimal and new music is not only hearable but almost touchable on this record. Nils Frahm creates the most fantastic sound scapes; the energy changes with each track.
Nils Frahm - Toilet Brushes - More (Live in London)
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Nils Frahm - Familiar - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, 2013-06-03
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Nils Frahm - Says (Official Music Video)
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