Nils Frahm

Wintermusik

  • ERATP 018LP
  • LP
  • $23.99

Limited LP version with digital download coupon. This is the debut full-length release by Berlin-based Nils Frahm on Erased Tapes (first issued in a limited edition by Sonic Pieces). Nils Frahm, born in 1982, had an early introduction to music. During his childhood he was taught to play piano by Nahum Brodski — a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowsky. 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 in Berlin. In early 2008, he founded Durton Studio, where he has worked with Peter Broderick and Dustin O' Halloran, amongst other fellow musicians. The three instrumentals, which make up Wintermusik are piano-led pieces, colored with occasional celeste and reed organ parts. The record's equal measures of sorrowful refrains and uplifting passages, combined with a real intimacy makes for an album you'll want to return to again and again.