Album artwork for Screws by Nils Frahm

nils frahm's highly anticipated new recordings follow an unfortunate accident, which saw him fall from his bunk bed located directly above his studio, which resulted in a broken thumb. but through inspiration from his fans and despite the 4 screws that had just been surgically placed inside his thumb, he started recording with 9 fingers, which later resulted in 9 intimate piano recordings. nils chose his 30th birthday to offer these recordings as a free download to his fans via screws. durtonstudio.com where they have been freely available since. in his own words: 'i am sitting in front of a sheet of paper. my right hand is bending over my left thumb. the first day i got out of my cast i could bend it by 15. now i am already at 50 and that makes me happy. things are going uphill... as you can imagine, it is really bad news for a pianist when he gets diagnosed with a broken thumb. that day i was sitting in the emergency room, feeling rather dizzy while thinking of a zillion shows coming up and all the people involved around it. i realised in that moment how busy things have become. it is hard to turn down interesting projects and opportunities, since i surely love my work. it actually never felt like work. playing piano and playing it for wonderful people is the greatest joy i can imagine.'

Nils Frahm

Screws

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Album artwork for Screws by Nils Frahm
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$14.99

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Released 12/04/2012Catalogue Number

ERATP 046CD

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Nils Frahm

Screws

Erased Tapes
Album artwork for Album artwork for Screws by Nils Frahm by Screws - Nils Frahm
Album artwork for Screws by Nils Frahm
CD

$14.99

CD

Released 12/04/2012Catalogue Number

ERATP 046CD

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

nils frahm's highly anticipated new recordings follow an unfortunate accident, which saw him fall from his bunk bed located directly above his studio, which resulted in a broken thumb. but through inspiration from his fans and despite the 4 screws that had just been surgically placed inside his thumb, he started recording with 9 fingers, which later resulted in 9 intimate piano recordings. nils chose his 30th birthday to offer these recordings as a free download to his fans via screws. durtonstudio.com where they have been freely available since. in his own words: 'i am sitting in front of a sheet of paper. my right hand is bending over my left thumb. the first day i got out of my cast i could bend it by 15. now i am already at 50 and that makes me happy. things are going uphill... as you can imagine, it is really bad news for a pianist when he gets diagnosed with a broken thumb. that day i was sitting in the emergency room, feeling rather dizzy while thinking of a zillion shows coming up and all the people involved around it. i realised in that moment how busy things have become. it is hard to turn down interesting projects and opportunities, since i surely love my work. it actually never felt like work. playing piano and playing it for wonderful people is the greatest joy i can imagine.'