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1. Nils Frahm - Says

Nils Frahm - Says

The new album 'Spaces' out now on CD/2xLP/Digital via Erased Tapes. EU order link: US order link: 9/10 Drowned In Sound · 9/10 Clash · 4.5/5 Fact · 4.5/5 Resident Advisor · 9/10 Popmatters · 9/10 The Line Of Best Fit · 8.5/10 Under The Radar · 8/10 Exclaim! ★★★★1/2 Music Omh · ★★★★ The Irish Times · ★★★★ Arts Desk ‘Frahm truly excels’ 9/10 Uncut ‘Frahm works his magic’ ★★★★ Mojo ‘The infinite elasticity of sound’ 7.8 Pitchfork ‘Improvisatory, wild, heartfelt’ Interview Magazine ‘A fantastic record’ The Guardian Album of the Week ‘Frahm creates something mesmerising’ ★★★★ The Observer ‘My favourite new piece of music this year’ Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music ·

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2. Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – Life Story

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – Life Story

Order 7"/DL here: or via iTunes: Erased Tapes artists and friends Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm have separately carved out a musical career that defies genres both with their unique live shows and a loyal fan base that’s always eager to hear what their prolific output will bring. Their latest collaborative 2-track release ‘Life Story Love and Glory’ is a live improv affair on two pianos, recorded in 2012 at Nils’s Durton Studio in Berlin. Fans may wonder why they have waited until 2015 to release these tracks, but having revealed a new website you may think this may not be the end to their musical story this year. “We would meet in Reykjavik or Berlin with the intention to share some days off work, hiking, swimming or eating pizza. That is great for a couple days, but after a while we would always end up back in the studio, fiddling with synths or pianos.” – Nils Frahm “You can hear in the beginning of ‘Life Story’ how I have already started playing the piano whilst Nils is still moving microphones around and preparing everything. It was all kept in!“ – Ólafur Arnalds ‘Life Story Love and Glory’ will be released as a 7” on Erased Tapes – exclusively through record stores only on August 21, 2015 ahead of its digital release later on – as an ode to this classic and beloved format. More info: ·

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3. Nils Frahm – Ambre

Nils Frahm – Ambre

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4. Nils Frahm - Some

Nils Frahm - Some

'Some' is taken from the new album by Nils Frahm – 'Solo'. Revealed on Piano Day as a free download and available on CD/LP/DL here: iTunes: Spotify: HDTracks: Qobuz: Recorded as an Improvisation. Single take, no overdubs. Fans can donate to the special piano project which will enable Nils and piano builder David Klavins to create the Klavins M450, the tallest piano in the world. Read More here: “Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – Nils Frahm HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE PIANO DAY? create your own piano events with friends or simply share your videos, poems, photos - anything that is piano inspired. don’t forget to tag us in your posts! Instagram – #pianodayofficial Twitter – Facebook – Email – share your fun stuff with [email protected]

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5. Nils Frahm – Our Own Roof

Nils Frahm – Our Own Roof

Nils Frahm writes his first score for one-take feature film ‘Victoria’ and is nominated for German film prize LABEL: Erased Tapes RELEASE DATE: June 15th, 2015 CAT.NO: ERATP071 CD/LP/DL EAN: 4050486110577 ABOUT: Nils Frahm has always said that he’s just waiting for something real special when being asked if he would ever score the music for a film. And that’s exactly what German director Sebastian Schipper presented to him with his one-take feature ‘Victoria’. Filmed in Berlin, Victoria’s plot sees a runaway party girl, who's asked by three friendly men to join them as they hit the town, but their wild night of partying suddenly turns into a bank robbery as the music changes from techno to subdued piano sounds. For the recording session at Studio P4 in Berlin, Frahm enlisted the help of long-time collaborator and cellist Anne Müller, violist Viktor Orri Árnason and ambient artist Erik K. Skodvin of Deaf Center on guitar. IN HIS OWN WORDS: Dear viewer and listener, I’ve finally written music for a film. It took me some time to do so, as I was patiently waiting for a movie that would truly speak to me. When director Sebastian Schipper invited me to work on Victoria, I knew it was worth the long wait. Does such a strong film even need music? I realised it wouldn’t be easy to create a score that embraces these bold pictures. Luckily we were given unusual creative freedom by approaching the movie together with Sebastian Schipper, who was keeping the production and direction to one single team. The score was recorded in a special location, the former GDR broadcasting production facilities that today host Studio P4. We simply put a big screen in the middle of the room, filled it with microphones and instruments, set the movie on loop and kept improvising on top of it together – my good friends and I. The guest musicians started their recording session by playing a cohesive take over the course of the whole movie. This was the most interesting part of the day, since they hadn’t seen the film before. They became spectators and creators at once, intuitively recording hundreds of different cues that way. You are about to listen to some of its highlights. I hope they do Victoria and your ears justice. With love, Nils Frahm ‘Music for the Motion Picture Victoria’ will be released by Erased Tapes on LP/CD/Digital June 15th. ‘Victoria’ won the Berlinale Film Festival prize for Best Cinematography and has also received seven nominations including Best Soundtrack for the Deutscher Filmpreis – Germany’s highest movie award, and will be released in cinemas across Germany on June 11th with plans to release it in the UK and other countries soon. ABOUT THE ARTWORK: The cover illustration was drawn by Stephanie Franziska Scholz based on a still from a key scene in the film, with additional design by Torsten Posselt at FELD. TRACK LISTING: 1 Burn With Me (Victoria Edit) by DJ Koze 2 Our Own Roof 3 A Stolen Car 4 In The Parking Garage 5 Them 6 The Bank 7 The Shooting 8 Nobody Knows Who You Are 9 Pendulum The soundtrack opens with an edit of ‘Burn With Me’ by German producer DJ Koze. The digital Bonus Track Version features a previously unreleased track by Hamburg’s electro-punks Deichkind titled ‘Happy New Fear’ plus an additional DJ Koze track titled ‘Marilyn Whirlwind’ from his 2013 album. PRESS: ‘Frahm's soothing electro-orchestral pieces prove especially effective, washing over the throbbing dance beats like a flood of endorphins.’ – Hollywood Reporter ‘Nils Frahm’s score is an equally flexible asset, veering from juddering electronic chaos to dreamy intrusions of piano and cello — a sonic approximation of the alternating noise in the title character’s wrecked head.’ – Variety OFFICIAL WEBSITES: · · ·

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6. Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – 20:17

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – 20:17

Pre-order 'Trance Frendz' on LP/DL: or digitally iTunes: Having been available exclusively as the second disc to 2015's 'Collaborative Works', Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm's improvised audio recordings 'Trance Frendz', taken from their 45-minute studio film of the same name, have been given their own vinyl release – out March 4th, 2016. Prior to a string of collaborative Erased Tapes releases, which include 2012's 'Stare' 10” and last year’s 'Life Story Love and Glory' 7” and 'Loon' 12” – compiled on the 'Collaborative Works' 2-CD set, Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm spent many hours together in their studios across Berlin and Reykjavik. Both have carved out genre-defying musical careers and formed unique live shows, creating a fan base loyal to their prolific output. During a session at Durton Studio in Berlin last summer, Nils and Ólafur invited Alexander Schneider and his camera to document it. The recording continued long after the first take, stretching out into the next day until, eventually, several new improvisations had been recorded in 8 hours with no overdubs or edits. The unexpected nature in which these pieces had been created was reminiscent of their first on-stage improvisation many years ago. It became immediately clear how special these songs were. "At the end of the night we had all this music that sounded unfamiliar even to us, loudly asking to be included in this collection.” Originally made available as a 45-minute film on their joint website ( last September, 'Trance Frendz' will be available to own on vinyl from March 4th, 2016. Press for their 'Collaborative Works': 'A particularly joyous wash of slinky percussion and juddering layers' (8/10) – Clash 'An enchanting listen. The bar for a Lads' Night In has just been raised a few notches' (7/10) – Drowned In Sound ‘This is music for slowing down the pace of modern life... An immersive listening experience is guaranteed, while we must hope Frahm and Arnalds go on ‘holiday’ together more in future, and don’t forget to take their musical instruments.’ ★★★★ – MusicOMH 'A collection of gorgeously intimate piano compositions and eye-opening synth pieces, each never aggressive but always powerfully poignant' (8/10) – Under The Radar 'What Collaborative Works offers is something strange: a shared world created by two mad geniuses. Long may Arnalds and Frahm tinker' (8/10) – PopMatters 'Collaborative Works further proves just how natural a fit Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm are together' – Resident Advisor

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7. Nils Frahm - For - Max Cooper remix

Nils Frahm - For - Max Cooper remix

Nils Frahm is one of the best artists out there in my opinion, with pretty much the best live show I've ever seen. But aside from all that, this was just a really enjoyable remix to work on because the original is such a great piece of music, and seemingly so well suited to what I wanted to do with it - which was to try and turn Nils' instrumental jam on his Juno, into something house/techno/club/44 compatible, but still carrying the class and feeling of the original. It was one of those remixes that just seemed to fit and flow easily, with minimum strain and maximum enjoyment on my part - usually a good sign for a remix (the one's that have to be forced never seem to quite get there). Big thanks to Billboard for featuring this remix, which is now available as part of my Balance 030 compilation:

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8. Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - a2 (Max Cooper Remix)

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - a2 (Max Cooper Remix)

ÓLAFUR ARNALDS & NILS FRAHM - a2 (Max Cooper Remix) DOWNLOAD it exclusively from XLR8R: ORDER the Ltd. Edition 10" Vinyl/Download from our store and receive the remix with it: 'A starry-eyed house experience that fits seamlessly into a soulful, deep-felt dancefloor dynamic. Swells of low end surge into a crisp, percussive breakdown that never seems to shift too abruptly, leaving Arnalds' & Frahm's original melody work to come humming through the compressed kick in a blissful wave of moonlit elegance' – XLR8R 'A hazy slow-builder that sits nicely equidistant between Arnalds’ solo work and his excellent Kiasmos project' – The Line Of Best Fit Erased Tapes label mates Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm record and mix their first collaborative record between Reyjkjavík and Berlin as a surprise release for label founder Robert Raths. The ambient/electronic work ‘Stare’ is a true family effort from Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm with Anne Müller joining in on cello and all graphics by close label-friend and now in-house designer Torsten Posselt of Feld Studios. This release will be strictly limited and exclusively available on Record Store Day 2012, April 21st. Coinciding with the 5th Anniversary of Erased Tapes, it’s also available from the official Erased Tapes online store and sure to become a must-have for fans of the label and these two artists. LABEL: ERASED TAPES RECORDS UK RELEASE DATE: APRIL 21, 2012 CAT.NO: ERATP042 EP/DL EAN: 4050486068137 TRACK LISTING: 1. a1 2. a2 3. b1 4. a2 (Max Cooper Remix)* digital bonus track OFFICIAL WEBSITES: OLAFURARNALDS.COM DURTONSTUDIO.COM ERASEDTAPES.COM

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9. Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – Four

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – Four

‘Loon’ will be released on Erased Tapes as a 12” vinyl as well as digitally on October 2nd. Pre-order it here: or via iTunes: Containing five synthesiser-led pieces, ‘Loon’ was recorded in autumn 2014 across five days at Nils’s Durton Studio in Berlin, and continues on from the ambient sounds of ‘Stare’ but with the addition of more percussive elements and dub influences. For this new EP the duo wired an Oberheim 4 Voice and a Korg PS3100 to the mixing desk and performed live takes on both instruments. With all four hands on its pots, all mixes were recorded straight onto 2-track ½-inch tape. Like on ‘Stare’, their first collaborative affair in 2012, they simply followed what was laying in front of them, and this time they were driven by some new synths, a kick drum and tape effects. Indulging in dub, the tracks where all performed rather than engineered, with Ólafur riding a few elements on faders and Nils bringing effects in and out. After running several mixes, they went for the five strongest moments from this session. The release was announced on a joint website together with the launch of an intimate 45-minute studio film titled ‘Trance Frendz’, featuring another seven improvisations. “Nils got some new synths and we thought we’d try them out. We loved them so much that we didn’t actually end up using anything else to make these songs.” – Ólafur Arnalds “When I was young I was smuggled to Goa parties by my brother. The music played there in the late nineties had a somewhat deep effect on me. ‘Loon’ is almost a blurry memory of these times. In other words, it is what I’d like to remember that music sounded like back then. In fact it sounded probably really cheesy.” – Nils Frahm

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10. Jon Hopkins - I Remember (Nils Frahm Dub Interrupt Remix)

Jon Hopkins - I Remember (Nils Frahm Dub Interrupt Remix)

Late Night Tales Record Store Day 2015.

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11. Woodkid & Nils Frahm - Winter Morning I

Woodkid & Nils Frahm - Winter Morning I

Taken from their forthcoming mini-album 'Ellis' out July 8 on Erased Tapes. Pre-order the LP/CD/DL here: or from iTunes here: For the first half of the twentieth century, Ellis Island stood as the gateway to America. For some twelve million people, it was their first encounter with the land they hoped to call home. Directed by acclaimed artist JR, ELLIS tells the story of one such migrant. Starring Robert De Niro, the film winds its way through the crumbling hallways of the abandoned Ellis Island hospital complex, now home to JR’s Unframed art installation. It’s a place that reverberates with the hopes and fears of those who passed through it, the echoes especially resonant today. Entwined with the narrative is a score composed by Woodkid, performed and co-written by Nils Frahm. The delicate piano motifs of Winter Morning I culminate in a crescendo of strings, while the harmonium swells on the B-side are the foundation for De Niro’s narration: an encomium for those who shaped modern America. There’s perhaps never been a more fitting time for this story, with all the proceeds going to the Sea Watch initiative, a non-profit charity dedicated to the protection and rescue of civilian refugees. Following a screening as part of Nils’s Barbican Weekender, the ELLIS score will be out July 8th, the same week as America’s great federal holiday. It will be available via Erased Tapes as a mini album on CD, vinyl and in digital format containing a 12-page picture booklet. IN THE ARTISTS’ OWN WORDS: Nils Frahm: ‘The opportunity to work on JR´s fantastic short film ELLIS came through my good friend Yoann aka Woodkid. We agreed on recording the piano parts in my studio in Berlin and so it happened that JR and Woodkid were guests at Durton studio on a wonderful late summer day in 2015. We managed to record all the crucial elements that day. The music fell in our laps and melted with the images: a wonderful experience. The film has stuck in my head ever since; it moved my heart and changed my soul. A couple of weeks later I had to cancel a trip to Brussels because of a terror warning; all events got cancelled and I stayed home, having an unexpected day off. I felt rather depressed that day, thinking that the Europe I knew was already gone. I sat down at the harmonium, listened to Robert De Niro’s voice and played for the rest of the day. The result is ‘Winter Morning II,’ the B-side of the ELLIS soundtrack release. Robert says it all in 17 minutes. We are not facing a refugee crisis. We are facing a crisis because we do not embrace, we do not sympathise and we cannot give up fear. Art can encourage so I hope this project will help fight the fear in all of us.’ Yoann Lemoine, aka Woodkid: ‘Ellis is my second collaboration with JR after the New York City Ballet piece for Les Bosquets. I initially wanted this piece to sound like it was recorded on an old piano that we found in the ruins of Ellis Island, in the restricted area that is not open to the public, where JR pasted the pictures on the walls for the film Ellis. I had worked with Nils before and I wanted him to create a sound for this piano part that I composed that was extremely gentle and organic. I wanted the listener to hear the mechanisms, the breathing of the instrument. I wanted it to be imperfect, to sound like a ruin, a trace, an echo, the way the pastings on the walls seem to be ghosts, almost imperceptible. After a few rehearsals, Nils stripped down my piano parts and we removed almost all orchestration around the piano. He then worked on the extended version that is his interpretation of my piece, with Robert de Niro’s vocals. Because this film and this recording is historically meaningful, it was important for us to create this piece as an echo to the immigration situation in Europe, and decided to release it in support of Sea Watch.’

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12. Nils Frahm - Re (Helios Rework)

Nils Frahm - Re (Helios Rework)

I was excited to see this wonderful collection of little piano vignettes released by Nils, one of my favorite piano players and people. The simplicity of these pieces and the honesty I feel in the music communicated a sense of ease and exploration that I immediately connected with. This is my rework of a beautiful passage contained in the song "Re".

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13. Nils has a new piano

Nils has a new piano

for over a year now i worked with my piano builder carsten schulz on a small berdux grand piano with a felt damper. a grand piano with a felt damper? yes! this is the very first recording i did tonight. happy easter, nils

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14. Attesa (Nils Frahm Rework)

Attesa (Nils Frahm Rework)

For the past eight years the duo of Rob Lowe and Michael Muller have nurtured and refined their creative partnership as the core members of the band Balmorhea. Though their first album on Western Vinyl Rivers Arms (2008) garnered some remarkable press, their self-titled debut, recorded in 2006 and released in 2007 best captures the duo's unique magic as it first blossomed. With no label, distributor, manager, publicist, or booking agent the duo quietly self-released their first recordings and started playing live shows. For these two Texans the release of their self-titled album was the beginning of a new trajectory in their lives. They were young enough that their prefrontal cortexes were still developing, but old enough to tap into the ancient stories that coursed through their veins. Though crudely recorded at home, those early songs display all of the key characteristics and emotional scope that continue to define the duo's sound. Now, seven years later Western Vinyl is honored to have the opportunity reissue the band's self-titled album, and make it available on vinyl for the first time ever. In honor of this special reissue, the audio has been lovingly remastered, drawing out even more of the nuances…magnifying the sounds of Muller and Lowe's fingers on the instruments, and teasing out the textures that set these recordings apart from the rest of their catalog. Simple and sincere, these songs and ambient sounds the duo captured in these recordings are strangely inviting. Throughout the album the distant sounds of Texas grackles, the warm summer rain, the steady rhythm of crickets chirping, and creaking wooden stools, all seeping in to cradle the notes in a restrained din of primordial wonder.

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16. Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Four (Rival Consoles Remix)

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Four (Rival Consoles Remix)

Exclusive Bonus Track on 'Erased Tapes Collection VII'. Available for free download upon sign-up here: "Ryan contributed the second exclusive track in form of a remix he’s finally found the time to finish after all his extensive touring, and it’s a real beast, putting Óli and Nils’s original into a completely different light. Watch out for the moment when the beat kicks back in. It’s pure sonic bliss!" – Robert Raths, label founder Read more via XLR8R:

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17. Night Falls (Nils Frahm Rework)

Night Falls (Nils Frahm Rework)

This October 2016, to mark its 10th anniversary Booka Shade will release an expanded re-issue of the era-defining and career-kickstarting LP Movements. 10 exclusive remixes from electronic music’s finest artists including Nils Frahm, Jonas Rathsman, Deetron, Eats Everything, Dennis Ferrer, Patrick Topping, M.A.N.D.Y, Andhim, Hunter Game and Chi Thanh of classic singles including “Night Falls”, “Mandarine Girl”, “Lost High”, “In White Rooms”, “Wasting Time”, and of course, “Body Language” will feature alongside the 2016 re-master of the original album. Pre-order: Available on Boxset, 2LP, 2CD or digital. Out Oct 14 2016

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18. DJ Shadow - Bergschrund feat. Nils Frahm

DJ Shadow - Bergschrund feat. Nils Frahm

Download the album at DJ Shadow, widely acknowledged as a crucial figure in the development of experimental, instrumental hip-hop, has returned with ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ via Mass Appeal Records [and Believe Digital in France], his first full length release since 2011. The 12-track album finds DJ Shadow exploring new realms in addition to the deep samples and kinetic soundscapes that helped to launch his career 20 years ago. On ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ he’s shifted further toward original composition, a vast experimentation of beats and textures, synthesizers and live instruments including horns and woodwinds. The album features Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm, Matthew Halsall, Ernie Fresh and more. The album is available in all formats with artwork designed by Paul Insect including a gatefold double LP. Order 'The Mountain Will Fall' here: ALBUM TRACK LIST: 1. The Mountain Will Fall 2. Nobody Speak feat. Run The Jewels 3. Three Ralphs 4. Bergschrund feat. Nils Frahm 5. The Sideshow feat. Ernie Fresh 6. Depth Charge 7. Mambo 8. Ashes To Oceans feat. Matthew Halsall 9. Pitter Patter feat. G Jones & Bleep Bloop 10. California 11. Ghost Town 12. Suicide Pact 13. Swerve (iTunes Bonus Track)

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19. Nils Frahm - Them "Solo Piano Edit"

Nils Frahm - Them

Listen to an exclusive “Solo Piano Edit” of 'Them' by Nils Frahm, taken from his approaching Late Night Tales album. The original version appears on his score of the film 'Victoria'. "This is the main theme from my first feature film score and it soundtracks the part where they finally kiss in the club… I soloed this piano part in the track and listening to it on its own, I almost preferred it to the original version, so I was pleased that I had the chance to use this alternative version on my mix." - Nils Frahm Late Night Tales Shop: iTunes:

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