Film At 11: Nils Frahm

Hailing from Berlin, Nils Frahm is a young, accomplished composer who rarely seems to rest. Beyond his critically acclaimed solo work, he’s appeared on 15 other albums and compilations along side some of modern classical’s most recognizable names: Peter Broderick, Machinefabriek, Nico Muhly and Ólafur Arnalds, among others. On new single “Unter,” Frahm continues to not only prove his worth amongst such a brilliant group, but the relevance of the genre as a whole. Rarely can an austere piece of music pull one in this quickly, leaving the listener so transfixed as to near-physically crave another movement. “Unter” is barely 90 seconds long and features only the sound of a piano and the lifting of its keys, but it resonates deeply upon contact, recalling a more meditative Dustin O’Halloran. This stand-alone seduction translates to Ralph Etter’s sparse film treatment, as well. Recorded in Frahm’s Berlin flat, Unter | Über will be released as a three-song digital single by Erased Tapes on August 23.

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  1. Posted August 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Just thought all you Nils fans out there might like to know that a physical version of this release is also coming out on 5″ lathe cut record limited to 75 on Brian Records. For more details check Nils myspace on pop over to the Brian website. Cheers. Jimlad