Nils Frahm is set to release new album 'All Melody' on January 26th.
Some artists will approach a new album with a fresh piece of kit - a sampler, for instance, or maybe an antique synth.
Nils Frahm, however, went one better - now the proud owner of Berlin landmark Saal 3, he completely re-structured the building as his new studio.
It's this environment that produces upcoming album 'All Melody'. Set to be released through Erased Tapes on January 26th, it could well stand as his most fascinating, absorbing work to date.
The composer has posted this note online...
In the process of completion, any album not only reveals what it has become but, maybe more importantly, what it hasn't become. 'All Melody' was imagined to be so many things over time and it has been a whole lot, but never exactly what I planned it to be.
I wanted to hear beautiful drums, drums I've never seen or heard before, accompanied by human voices, girls, and boys. They would sing a song from this very world and it would sound like it was from a different space.
I heard a synthesiser which sounds like a harmonium playing the 'All Melody', melting together with a line of a harmonium sounding like a synthesiser. My pipe organ would turn into a drum machine, while my drum machine would sound like an orchestra of breathy flutes. I would turn my piano into my very voice, and any voice into a ringing string.
The music I hear inside me will never end up on a record, as it seems I can only play it for myself. This record includes what I think sticks out and describes my recent musical discoveries in the best possible way I could imagine.
'All Melody' will be released on January 26th.
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