Nils Frahm ‎– All Melody

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The Whole Universe Wants To Be Touched 1:57
Sunson 9:10
A Place 7:01
My Friend The Forest 5:16
Human Range 6:59
Forever Changeless 2:47
All Melody 9:30
#2 9:40
Momentum 5:20
Fundamental Values 3:50
Kaleidoscope 8:16
Harm Hymn 4:10

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ERATP106 Nils Frahm All Melody(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Erased Tapes Records ERATP106 Europe 2018
ERATP106 Nils Frahm All Melody(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Erased Tapes Records ERATP106 UK & Europe 2018
ERATP106DM Nils Frahm All Melody(12xFile, WAV, Album, 24-) Erased Tapes Records ERATP106DM Europe 2018
ERATP106LP Nils Frahm All Melody(2xLP, Album) Erased Tapes Records ERATP106LP Europe 2018 Sell This Version
ERATP106LP Nils Frahm All Melody(2xLP, Album) Erased Tapes Records ERATP106LP Europe 2018 Sell This Version
ERATP106LP, ERATP107LP Nils Frahm All Melody(2xLP, Album + LP + Ltd) Erased Tapes Records, Erased Tapes Records ERATP106LP, ERATP107LP Europe 2018 Sell This Version
ERATP106 TP Nils Frahm All Melody(2xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Erased Tapes Records ERATP106 TP UK 2018 Sell This Version
ERATP106CD Nils Frahm All Melody(CD, Album) Erased Tapes Records ERATP106CD Europe 2018 Sell This Version

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wassim_elia

wassim_elia

August 26, 2019
referencing All Melody, 2xLP, Album, ERATP106LP

Probably one of the best sounding records In my collection, with Nils it's never a miss!
klockwerk

klockwerk

July 17, 2019
referencing All Melody, 2xLP, Album + LP + Ltd, ERATP106LP, ERATP107LP
If this were released in the 1980s, it would easily be classified as New Age.
anachary

anachary

June 25, 2019
referencing All Melody, 2xLP, Album + LP + Ltd, ERATP106LP, ERATP107LP

Nils Frahm’s relation to pianos and organs is succinctly captured in a line that appears in the album/booklet insert of the 2lp release of All Melody. Writing about the 50 Euro “pianette” which, after Carsten Schulz’s wizardry, masquerades as a piano-ish animal throughout All Melody, he says “the piano becomes the composer, the composer becomes the listener.” In the liner notes Mr. Frahm makes clear, “I wanted to hear beautiful drums, drums that I have never seen or heard before,” He also delves, like Nicholas Jaar, in the electron universe of transforming sounds; giving instruments unconventional voices. “Pipe organ will turn into a drum machine, while my drum machine would sound like an orchestra of breathy flutes, he confesses. He strives to make “acoustic instruments sounds like a synthesizer, and the synthesizer to sound like a human voice.” Listen to Track D3 (Kaleidoscope) and you will hear how the all this technical tinkering of tonality melds with a measured spontaneity of improvisation where the instruments compose the musician, as much the other way around. Those low, low vibrating bass with a concerted mellifluousness of keys, jostles and placates the frenetic repetition and restlessness of a runaway organ loop. The title track takes the musical intrigue to a new level of rhythm, melody, and well, phantasmagoric revelations. The reedy and rotund voice generated by those organs develops along with Sven Kacirek’s bass marimba, into a valley of impeccably resonating- yet-fleeting tunes. By pulling in different directions the track unfurls my senses to the unity of a forest among all its vast complexity. A reverberating grandeur where the universe wants to be touched. The thrums, sweeps, trills, morphing drones, gallops, hums, and sonorous textures, gives away to a decay, as if I want to enter the world of Multicast Dynamics or Pan & Me. I have listened to this album every way I can, and every time it has cajoled me to think about music where spontaneity is a critique of composition, where nothing seems as they are, where one plays out instruments to see how things play out. Get yourself a window through which light enters, shy as snow. I can see myself walking through a rain washed Kolkata, green as it could be, or perhaps overhearing the All Melody during torrential monsoon rains, and feeling “forever changeless.” If you have not already, this album must adorn your collection, even before you get to Nils Frahm’s other albums.

DenverDude

DenverDude

December 4, 2018
referencing All Melody, 2xLP, Album, ERATP106LP
My pressing is dead quiet and no issues whatsoever. I don't agree with some of the other reviewers here, as this is hands down probably one of the two or three best releases of 2018, and vinyl is the way to hear it. I have ripped a CD and also listened to the Tidal high-res version multiple times through a high-end DAC, and the depth and clarity of the vinyl makes the soundstage so much deeper and much more crisp (especially for vocals and percussion). Also, if you ever get a chance to hear him live as I did in Boulder this year, you should not miss it ... a breathtaking one-man show.
Mr.Slut

Mr.Slut

June 25, 2018
referencing All Melody, 12xFile, FLAC, Album, ERATP106

I felt this was a big letdown - very uneven and occasionally very dated (#2). I also dislike immensely the sound of the piano keys when he plays. Listened to it three times already, and I can't find much positive to say about this. The very first Frahm recording I dislike...
All_sales_are_vinyl

All_sales_are_vinyl

May 16, 2018
referencing All Melody, 12xFile, FLAC, Album, ERATP106
This album is quickly shooting to one of my favorites of this year. Every sound on this record is made from scratch with real analogue instruments as credited by Nils on the album. You can tell a lot of care and hard work went into each track. The Packaging to the deluxe vinyl record is also a love letter to the vinyl community and again I appreciate the care that went into this. The album grabbed me from the 1st listen and has some unique sounds and in my opinion is a modern work of art and should go down as a classic
doc_J

doc_J

April 24, 2018
referencing All Melody, 2xLP, Album + LP + Ltd, ERATP106LP, ERATP107LP
Can someone please_please_please upload the Encores 1 tracks? I bought the standard Vinyl at one of his concerts but sadly there are not included there. I'd be extremely grateful if someone could post them to YouTube or send me PM. Thank You!
adamschoales

adamschoales

March 26, 2018
referencing All Melody, 2xLP, Album, ERATP106LP
Just picked up a copy today. Have had a digital copy of the album for a while and the album itself is great (though maybe not *quite* as great as SPACES). However I was disappointed to discover that I might have a defective copy. That or the wax just can't keep up with the crazy bass on the first few tracks. Either way I'm getting not only distortion but actual skipping, as if the stylus is literally jumping from the heavy bass. Needless to say, I was disappointed, especially since this isn't exactly a cheap disc. Hopefully it's just a manufacturing error and I just got a dud, because otherwise this is a beautiful record.

Video showing my issues: http://schoal.es/Z5BBTH
zaebato

zaebato

March 14, 2018
referencing All Melody, 2xLP, Album + LP + Ltd, ERATP106LP, ERATP107LP
Maybe I’m blind, but I don’t see +5 on run-out. Maybe that explained some defected copies?
lickmikehunt

lickmikehunt

February 24, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing All Melody, 12xFile, FLAC, Album, ERATP106
Great album. His most mature work by far. I always felt Nils kind of plodded through his previous works as if trying to find himself in his music, great though they all are. With this album it sounds like he's more aware of his artistic style and uses it confidently. I'm seeing him perform next week and can't wait for the show.Highly recommended..