The Bells

Erased Tapes
Release date
12 Jun 2009
Running length
11 tracks
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1 In The Sky And On The Ground 0:54 36,241
2 I Would Like To Think 6:00 28,849
3 Said And Done free download 3:14 50,898
4 Dedication, Loyalty 3:09 29,076
5 Down Down 3:37 25,871
6 Over There, It's Raining 1:51 42,773
7 Small Me 5:38 25,489
8 My Things 5:14 22,678
9 Peter Is Dead In The Piano 3:06 20,297
10 It Was Really, Really Grey 4:59 20,687
11 Somewhere Nearby 2:30 32,247

About this album

Nils Frahm, born in 1982, had an early introduction to music. During his childhood he was taught to play piano by Nahum Brodski – a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowski. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of the classical pianists before him as well as contemporary composers. Today Nils Frahm works as an accomplished composer and producer in Berlin. In early 2008 he founded Durton Studio, where he has worked with Peter Broderick and Dustin O’ Halloran amongst other fellow musicians. As the curator of the Swedish boutique label Kning Disk’s Piano Series, Peter Broderick invited Nils to record a new album of piano improvisations – the result is ‘The Bells’, which will now be released on the London-based label Erased Tapes worldwide. Perhaps the most stunning aspect of what on the surface appears to be an entirely pre-planned and composed body of work comes with the discovery that these pieces were in fact improvised. These two friends share a common affinity in that they both possess an absolute mastery of melody, composition and performance – able to deliver with devastating effect.

The modest Mr. Broderick states ‘I remember thinking to myself as I lay there stunned, that I could spend ten years trying to write an amazing piece of piano music

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