NILS FRAHM: The Bells / Wintermusik (Erased Tapes)

themilkman on Dec 4th 2009 01:09 am

Nils Frahm: The Bells Nils Frahm: Wintermusic

The Bells
Erased Tapes 2009
11 Tracks. 40mins12secs

Erased Tapes 2009
03 Tracks. 29mins58secs

The Bells
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London imprint Erased Tapes continues in its quest to unleash some of the most beautiful music around with its latest signing, German pianist and composer Nils Frahm, who delivers not one, but two releases in as many weeks. During his formative years, Frahm studied piano with Nahum Brodski before going on to work on his own music. Based in Berlin, where he has established his studio and shares his time between production and composition, Frahm has already featured on a number of releases and has worked with the likes of Peter Broderick or Machinefabriek’s Rutger Zuyderveltd. Continue Reading »

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themilkman on May 1st 2008 10:27 pm

Interview: Peter Broderick

Originally hailing from Portland, Oregon, multi-instrumentist Peter Broderick currently resides in Copenhagen, where he moved to toward the end of last year after Efterklang inviting him to join the band for the tour that followed the release of Parades, their album of last year. Broderick has recently released a beautiful mini album on Swedish imprint Kning Disk entirely made of instrumental piano compositions, and his debut album, Float, is about to be released on Type. We caught up with him as he was about to embark on yet another leg of the Efterklang tour to talk about the multiple facets of his work, living in Europe, recording on a shoe string and endorsing a one-man band persona on stage. Continue Reading »

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MISOPHONE: Where Has It Gone, All The Beautiful Music Of Our Grandparents? It Died With Them, That’s Where It Went (Kning Disk)

themilkman on Feb 25th 2008 12:36 am

Misophone: Where Has It Gone, All The Beautiful Music Of Our Grandparents? It Died With Them, That’s Where It Went

Where Has It Gone, All The Beautiful Music Of Our Grandparents? It Died With Them, That’s Where It Went
Kning Disk 2007
12 Tracks. 40mins43secs

According to their MySpace page, Misophone have recorded thirteen albums in the space of five years, yet, Where Has It Gone… is their first to get a full release, courtesy of Swedish imprint Kning Disk. Listening to this little gem, it is a wonder how they have managed to remain hidden for so long. Formed of classically trained composer and multi-instrumentist S. Herbert, who claims to be able to play of over twenty instruments), and writer and artist M. A. Welsh, who here is in charge of vocal duties, banjo, found sounds and animal noises. Hailing for Bristol, the pair spent the first three and a half years writing and recording music, which M.A then gave away to customers of the off-license he works at in Bristol. Continue Reading »

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PETER BRODERICK: Docile – Solo Piano Series Vol. 1 (Kning Disk)

themilkman on Feb 5th 2008 01:22 am

Peter Broderick: Docile - Solo Piano Vol. 1

Docile: Solo Piano Series Vol. 1
Kning Disk 2007
10 Tracks. 26mins58secs

Peter Broderick recently charmed audiences across Europe, joining Efterklang as part of their tour formation (violin) and opening for them, showcasing his incredibly versatile musicianship by playing everything from piano and guitar to violin and musical saw, using tape loops to build delicate and moving pieces rooted in classical music, folk or rock.

Originally hailing from Portland, Oregon, Broderick currently lives in Copenhagen. While he is due to release his first album proper later on in the spring on Type, Broderick recently collected ten piano compositions for a limited CD release on Swedish imprint Kning Disk. Coming at just under half an hour, Docile is a short, often intriguing, and always captivating work, with sumptuous melancholic undertones and beautifully intricate melodies. Continue Reading »

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