Nils Frahm is an exceptionally gifted German pianist, composer, and recording engineer for many contemporary luminaries, such as Peter Broderick and Dustin O’Halloran. His own music is extraordinarily intimate, perhaps due to his tendency towards capturing ever bit of ambient sound–breathing, fingers on keys, the squeak of his bench all make it into the mix on his latest record, Felt, which also features a piece of felt dampening the strings. I was fortunate enough to speak with Frahm here.
Archive for January, 2012
Red Horses of the Snow, a duo formed in 2008, has released their first proper album, Territories, after releasing an album of demos several years back. I spoke with the band here.
Australia’s Jasmine Guffond, recording as Jasmina Maschina, has recently released one of the most sonically interesting albums I’ve heard in quite some time. From floaty vocals to found city sounds, her record Alphabet Dream Noise is full of surprise and wonder. Read what Jasmina has to say about the record.
The enchanting singer-songwriter Larkin Grimm has returned with Soul Retrieval, a warm, spiritually aware collection of songs inspired by Sufi poetry and the Muslim women of Morocco, among other influences. Read all about it here.