Nils Frahm ‎– Felt

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Keep 3:27
Less 5:33
Familiar 3:30
Unter 2:37
Old Thought 5:49
Snippet 4:26
Kind 3:23
Pause 5:36
More 8:56

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ERATP033CD Nils Frahm Felt(CD, Album) Erased Tapes Records ERATP033CD Europe 2011 Sell This Version
ERATP033LP Nils Frahm Felt(LP, Album) Erased Tapes Records ERATP033LP Europe 2011 Sell This Version
ERATP033LP Nils Frahm Felt(LP, Album, RP, TP, W/Lbl) Erased Tapes Records ERATP033LP Europe 2014 Sell This Version

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Grindmonster

Grindmonster

December 5, 2014
referencing Felt, CD, Album, ERATP033CD
The hammer noises are too heavy really and somewhat spoil the gentle piano musings
I suppose they add a sort of rhythm, but several tracks in it gets rather grating - seems a gimmick
I'd be intrigued to hear this same album without the noises.
It might be nice with sounds of trees rustling, or birds tweeting instead of the constant hammering
Headphone_Commute

Headphone_Commute

April 1, 2012
referencing Felt, CD, Album, ERATP033CD
First of all, I don’t think I’ve heard an album from Nils Frahm that didn’t impress me. Ever since I heard The Bells (Kning Disk, 2009) and Wintermusik (Sonic Pieces, 2009), I’ve hungrily consumed everything by this Berlin based modern classical composer. Both of the above, as well as Unter | Über release, and now Felt have been picked up by the wonderful Erased Tapes Records, home to Ólafur Arnalds, Peter Broderick and A Winged Victory For The Sullen. Oh, and while I’m going through Frahm’s discography, don’t forget his collaboration with Anne Müller on 7fingers - one of my all time favorite glitchy modern classical albums!

For Felt, we find Nils back behind the piano, playing solo pieces that are hauntingly beautiful, dangerously gorgeous and melancholy elated. The microphones on the recording appear to be placed very closely to the hammers, keys, and pedals. So close that I could hear every breath, stroke and creaking of the instrument. The album is so personal, intimate and cozy that there is no doubt that Frahm has fused his fingers with his piano, and became inseparably one. The melodies warm up, slowly rise into the air, evaporate and immediately become classic. The consecutive plays of the album only reassure their permanence in the contemporary and neo classical world.

This accidental finding unraveled a deeply affectionate space, allowing the instrument to whisper its secrets through the hands of the player, sharing the music through the physical act of playing, as eloquently captured on the album. This is a piece that only Frahm could make and it could only have been released by Erased Tapes. Felt receives our highest possible praise and is featured on our Best of 2011 list, Music For Watching The Snow Slowly Fall In The Moonlight. Can not recommend this enough…
m3nn0

m3nn0

March 10, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Felt, LP, Album, ERATP033LP

Beautiful neo classical music. For those poetic dreams at night, strong rum and a bit of old cheese on a plank. Then, this music. There's no need to do any thinking, it's the music that does it for you. The need to break out seems farther away than ever. It's the wanting to deepen your spirit and silence that is awakened. Take another sip from that drink and sink deeper in your chair, side b is on.