Nils Frahm - Empty
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Conceived of just before Nils broke his thumb and composed the similarly intimate solo piano album Screws, Empty is a soothing vessel of eight simple and serene pieces originally recorded to accompany a short film he shot with friend Benoit Toulemonde. Drifting through emotions from the stark and sobering First Defeat, to the gently euphoric No Step On Wing and the contemplative but hopeful Black Notes, with its poignant minute of silence, Empty is a deeply comforting score for these turbulent times.
“When I came back from the hospital with a broken thumb and listened to the recordings, I felt they were unfinished. I decided to put them aside and started to work on my small album, Screws.
Many many other notes of the piano have been struck since these days, and before we all forget about this, I thought it would be a good moment to share these lullabies with you. I hope they help you stay all strong and calm in these days of solitude – despite the hardship, we can discover introspection and reflection unexpectedly. Who knows what it is good for."
Heavyweight vinyl pressed by Erased Tapes in the E.U.