This is the collected edition of Nils Frahm's recent, three-part 'Encores' series, 'All Encores', all on one disc.
To run through the trio; 'Encores 1' focused on an acoustic pallet of sounds with solo piano and harmonium at the core, 'Encores 2' explored more ambient landscapes and 'Encores 3' sees Nils expand on the percussive and electronic elements in his work.
“The idea behind 'All Encores' is one we had from before 'All Melody'; to separate releases each with their own distinct musical style and theme, perhaps even as a triple album. But 'All Melody' became larger than itself and took over any initial concepts. I think the idea of 'All Encores' is like musical islands that compliment 'All Melody'.”
Moulded during 'All Melody' but refined by his live performances, the 'All Encores' set is testament to Nils’ exceptional ability to craft his art both in the recording studio and on stage.
The compilation is straight outta Frahm's self-built 'Funkhaus' studio in Berlin.
The pinnacle of the ambient landscape in the middle part of the compilation is the astral 12 minute showpiece 'Spells'. Recorded through an amplified stone well Frahm found on Mallorca.
In the final third, 'Artificially Intelligent' showcases his ‘mad professor’ organ, and 'All Armed' which has been a live favourite for some time, appearing on set lists since 2015, are now available to hear on record for the very first time. The final track of Encores 3, as well as the whole series, 'Amirador', perhaps aptly nods to the Spanish word for ‘lookout’ and hints at what’s to come.
Frahm has been touring extensively following the release of 'All Melody', bringing his spectacular live show all around the world with sold out performances including the Hammersmith Apollo in London, L.A.’s Disney Hall, Brooklyn Steel, Le Trianon in Paris and Funkhaus in Berlin.
1. The Roughest Trade
3. To Thomas
4. The Dane
5. Harmonium In The Well
6. Sweet Little Lies
7. A Walking Embrace
10. Artificially Intelligent
11. All Armed
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