Berlin-based contemporary composer Nils Frahm gives fans a further preview of his new album, Spaces,(out November 19th on Erased Tapes), by revealing a full stream of album track ‘Says’ as well as the album artwork.
Fans can pre-order the release from the label store here. Frahm is about to embark on a string of West Coast shows this week with Ólafur Arnalds, Peter Broderick, and Hauschka in support of Spaces, celebrated with a special album release concert in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge on November 25th
Known for his unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, as well as his collaborations and production work for contemporaries such as Ólafur Arnalds, Peter Broderick and most recently Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire, Frahm has performed at events like Mutek, Boiler Room, Decibel and Primavera, as well as in traditional concert spaces. ‘Says’ brings together many of the instruments Nils has on stage during a live performance. The Juno synthesiser, Fender Rhodes electric piano, tape delay and grand piano, all give the track an otherworldly sound. The album cover contains a die-cut through which you can see an image of Nils in his live setup taken from above, plus additional images, which can be used as alternative covers.
Spaces was recorded over the course of two years in different locations and on various mediums, including old portable reel-to-reel recorders and cassette tape decks, these moments were later pieced together in his Durton Studio and referred to by Frahm as a collage of field recordings rather than a live album.
Nils Frahm – Spaces (Official Album Teaser)
1. An Aborted Beginning
3. Said And Done
4. Went Missing
6. Improvisation For Piano, Laughs, Coughs And A Cell Phone
8. For-Peter-Toilet Brushes-More
9. Over There, It’s Raining
11. Ross’s Harmonium
09/26 SEATTLE (WA) : Decibel Festival – Oliveray set with Peter Broderick
09/27 SEATTLE (WA) : Decibel Festival x Erased Tapes with Ólafur Arnalds
09/28 PORTLAND (OR) : Mississippi Studios with Ólafur Arnalds
09/29 SAN FRANCISCO (CA) : Regency Ballroom with with Ólafur Arnalds & Hauschka
10/01 LOS ANGELES (CA) : First Unitarian Church with Ólafur Arnalds & Hauschka
11/25 NEW YORK (NY) : Le Poisson Rouge - ’SPACES’ Album Release Concert