Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Recommended music: '7Fingers' by Anne Muller & Nils Frahm

A fascinating blend of classical and electronic music, this is the first release from the pairing of Berliners Nils Frahm and Anne Muller.

Frahm is normally more known for his solo piano work, while Muller is a cellist. On this album, while Muller's cello still shines through, Frahm is hard at work creating the electronic soundscapes for her to play over. The more overtly cello-based songs sound modern and ethereal, but it's those with the electronics to the fore which are the most successful. 'Show Your Teeth' is almost pure electronica, while the most successful joining of the two styles is 'Journey For A Traveller', a track that takes you on a musical journey from electronic to classical and back again, while perfectly evoking a sense of motion.

The album is out now on Erased Tapes Records, who've also put out releases by Peter Broderick and Olafur Arnalds, and is well worth investigating. In the meantime you can listen to the title track here:
Nils Frahm & Anne Müller – 7fingers by erasedtapes

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