Delicate and introspective, the music of Nils Frahm carries a certain chilled, wintery character. On his newest album "Screws," the pianist-producer placed microphones just above his dampened piano strings to achieve a quiet intimacy colored with the very physical sounds of his instrument's rustling and creaking. For his Mixtape, Nils offers a playlist of post-holiday music taken from his vinyl collection.
"Music For The End Of The World!" by Nils Frahm
...or if the world won't go under, simply music for the end of this year.
Thank you all for making my 2012 the most successful and most wonderful year of my life. When I look back, I still sometimes rub my eyes and ears, because of all the wonderful events which have happened in 2012. They almost seem, too good to be true. I have been all over the world, met amazing people, played music I truly enjoyed and all in all, only did things I truly believed in. It all wouldn't have happened without your support. Since the year was also very hectic, I compiled some of the music for you that helps me relax and mellow out in the evenings.
Home is where my record collection lives, and where my vinyl player is. I hope you love the sounds.
hohoho, and a wonderful holiday all over ya!
Marelene Dietrich - Solnag Noch Unter'n Linden
Duke Ellington - I Like the Sunrise (performed by Nina Simone)
Georg Friedrich Handel - Xerxes (performed by Enrico Caruso)
Julianna Barwick - Flown
Traditional Bulgarian - Kalimankou Denkov (performed by Le Mystère des Voix Bulgaires)
Brian Wilson - God Only Knows (performed by The Langley School Project)
Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Pertuum Mobile
Claire Fisher - Goodbye
Sibylle Baier - Forget About
Linda Perhacs - Hey, Who Really Cares?
The Gentleman Losers - Ballad of Sparrow Young
Chet Baker - Grey December
Thelonious Monk - Solitude
Django Reinhardt - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (performed by Teddy Wilson)
Nils Frahm - Re