Nils Frahm and Anne Muller - 7 fingers (Erased Tapes)

Erased Tapes is a label I'm very fond of and well worth keeping an eye on. This was a release of theirs from last month.

Nils Frahm & Anne Muller - 7 fingers (Erased Tapes)

A triumphant collaboration between the pianist/composer and his fellow-German cellist. These are luminous soundscapes ranging from post-classical pieces with an ambient undertow (Teeth), to full-on electronic workouts with glitches and squiggles (7 fingers, sounding quite like something Radiohead might have had a hand in). Check also the emotional tug in the busy, Nymanesque strings of Let my key be C; the minimalist, and very German, electronica of Show your teeth, with violins adding synthesised swells; the cinematic chamber piece Because this must be/Augmentation (which includes Italian movie dialogue for good measure); and the haunting musique concrete of Journey for a traveller. Frahm's production is sublime the whole way through. Another gem on the Erased Tapes label.


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