Nils Frahm

Listen: Nils Frahm “Spells”

Dec 01, 2018

Synth-piano composer extraordinaire Nils Frahm is releasing an EP as an extension of his album this year All Melody. Encores 2 is out January 25th, 2019 and is the second in a series of EPs accompanying the beautifully tense All Melody. Here's the 12-minute ambient odyssey "Spells".

And here's a bit more from the press release, plus upcoming tour dates:
While Encores 1 focused on an acoustic pallet of sounds with just a solo piano and harmonium, Encores 2 explores a more ambient landscape from the All Melody sessions, the pinnacle of which is the astral 12-minute showpiece "Spells". Recorded through an amplified stone well Frahm found on Mallorca, Encores 2 is at once unique but familiar; orbiting the universe of All Melody while inhabiting its own world. 
"The idea behind Encores is one we had from before All Melody;" says Frahm "To separate releases each with their own distinct musical style and theme, perhaps even as a triple album. But All Melody became larger than itself and took over any initial concepts. I think the idea of Encores is like musical islands that compliment All Melody"

Nils Frahm Tour

March 11

Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver BC

March 12

Moore Theatre - Seattle WA

March 13

Roseland Theater - Portland OR

March 15

The Warfield - San Fransisco CA

March 16

Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles CA

March 17

The Van Buren - Phoenix AZ

March 19

Emo's - Austin TX

March 20

Texas Theater - Dallas TX

March 22

Carolina Theatre - Durham NC

March 23

Big Ears Festival - Knoxville TN

March 24

9:30 Club - Washington DC

March 25

Mr. Smalls Theatre - Pittsburgh PA

March 26

Union Transfer - Philadelphia PA

March 27

The Wilbur Theatre - Boston MA

March 29

Brooklyn Steel - New York NY

March 30

Brooklyn Steel - New York NY

March 31

State Theatre - Portland ME

April 1

Higher Ground Ballroom - South Burlington VT

April 2

Palace des arts Wilfrid Pelletier - Montreal QC

April 3

Danforth Music Hall - Toronto ON

April 4

Majestic Theatre - Detroit MI

April 5

Symphony Center - Chicago IL