Nils Frahm has accomplished much in his illustrious career. A minimalist composer known for his sparse piano playing and electronic sound effects, Frahm has carved out a niche for himself as a pioneer in creating delicate and intimate sound collages melding organic and synthetic sounds. There’s an incredible sense of spaciousness in his work that seems to transcend worldly boundaries. With his ninth record, All Melody, Frahm breaks the mold again, enlisting other artists to help complete his most ambitious work to date. Finding comfort in his newly created studio, Frahm created the album’s sounds using physical instruments, opting for a decidedly less manipulated digital footprint. The outcome is immensely satisfying and the tracks are some of the richest and most engrossing music he’s ever created. So much so, that this record became a perennial favorite for us at the In Sheep Clothing listening bar. Highly recommended listening, with a nice Japanese whisky in hand.
– Michael Friedman
Recommended: Full Listen
Tags: Ambient / Instrumental / Modern Classical / Piano