We've had a few piano-based instrumental records recommended for you in the last little while but perhaps none of them are as strong as Nils Frahm's Felt, which is released today. We gave it 9/10, with Al Horner writing this about it:
Felt is a body of music so intimate and hushed you can practically hear the microphones breathing. Put together in late night sessions at his home studio, this third release from German modern classical impresario Nils Frahm has floor boards creaking and errant noises rustling in the gaps between his delicately poised chords, Frahm’s breathing faintly audible as his ghostly piano tinkering plays out. If autumn has so far been generous to neo-classical junkies with albums from the likes of droned string symphony experimenters A Winged Victory For The Sullen, then Felt is perhaps the season’s most enticing gift yet: a cryptic weave of indelible sounds and silences; an emotional juggernaut.
Now, you can stream the whole record thanks to The Hype Machine. You can listen to all of it, in ALL of its glory below:
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