Nils Frahm sends us very special greetings from the Funkhaus Berlin. That Broadcast house is one of those places that come up with a very special atmosphere that you simply cannot escape. Like a small fantasy place, the clocks seem to tick differently there, seem to make the place more receptive and open to aesthetic experiences and, last but not least, seem to create completely new spheres of live music with an incredible sound. So it's no wonder that top-class players like Ben Howard, RY X or Bon Iver fell in love with this very building.
The one is also particularly connected to the broadcasting house Neo-classical composer Nils Frahm. He has already produced several records on the premises and keeps coming back there. On the brand new live album “Tripping with Nils Frahm” The multi-instrumentalist invites you to these special halls and shares insights into his large collection of synthesizers, effects devices and ambient sounds.
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There is a concert film for the album that comes directly from Hall 1 and brings the unique atmosphere into our bedrooms, living rooms, hallways and kitchens. Anyone who sheds a tear in sweet recollections of the concert is certainly not alone. After all, Nils' fine, delicate compositions are reason enough to sink into goose bumps and emotion.
Piano meets atmosphere
“Tripping with Nils Frahm” is proof that he flourishes in the minimalism of his pieces not only in the studio but also on stage. Piano meets atmosphere and mood. Since these factors are already of great importance in the studio versions of his work, the intimate, raw recordings seem to change the character of some of the pieces from the ground up. The album seems like a single fragile moment that wants to be completely absorbed.
The eight tracks include several pieces from the album “All Melodies”, which Frahm had also recorded at the Funkhaus. Nevertheless, the familiar melodies are surrounded by new details and gimmicks. There are also a few other titles and so “Tripping with Nils Frahm” ends with “Our Own Roof” - a piece that helped the film Victoria 2015 significantly to create its unique atmosphere.
The concert film itself is also very atmospheric and lavishly designed. A seven-person camera team accompanied the concerts in Hall 1 and the producer was none other than Brad Pitt.