Nils Frahm

Erased Tapes Records - TY

Nils Frahms music situates itself somewhere between the classical and the electronic tradition. His fusing of what first could appear as opposites has garnered him a lot of attention. He is a classically trained musician, tutored by Nahum Brodski, whose own teacher was a protégé of Tchaikovsky. When he grew up he wanted to study the piano, but missed an alternative to classical piano or jazz piano. This ambivalence to the reigning schools of thought is heard in his music. He is inspired by tradition, but also by «sound» in itself. He has been steadily releasing music since 2005 but it was with his live album spaces from 2013 he had his breakthrough. This album, based on the same live concept that he will bring to EKKO is where he moves further away from the pieces for solo piano. Further away from Keith Jarret’s improvisations for solo piano and more towards something reminiscent of Tangerine Dream.

 

 

By: Erik Kydland