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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

SubVersion Stop 84: SubVersion Recommends: Nils Frahm - Dance

"Music is a wonderful thing. I collected a few tracks which remind me why I like music so much.

01. Vassilis Tsabropoulos "The Other"

A magical piano composition. I think it is a very good opener for a mellow set. He also works together with cellist Anja Lechner. I highly recommend his work.

02. David Darlin "Dawn"

I don't think that anyone could resist this piece of music. I had it on my headphones and rode my bike through the snow and it stopped me freezing.

03. François Couturier "L´Eternel Retour"

Maybe my biggest contemporary piano influence these days. This piece is pretty harmonic, but I can tell you that he can teach you a lesson in atonal improvisation. It is simply mindblowing.

04. Alexei Lubimov - Alexander Trstiansky - Kyrill Rybakov "Spiegel Im Spiegel" by Arvo Pärt

Maybe Pärt's most famous composition in a wonderful clarinet version.

5. Dictaphone "Nacht EP"

One of the reasons why I wanted to move to Berlin. I listened to their music and couldn't believe how good their sound is. The founder Oliver Döring is also part of Swod. When you haven't heard Swod yet, then please don´t miss it!

06. Colleen "Babies"

One of my favorite Leaf releases.

07. Archivist "You Are Made Of Stardust"

Archivist is better known under the moniker Remote Viewer who was a member of Hood, before he focused more on his haunting organic electronica. He also released on the wonderful label CCO (City Centre Offices).

08. Erik Levander "Månen Viskar"

He is a wonderful clarinet player and composer. Solid gold.

09. World Standard & Wechsel Garland "Donde Lion Wine"

Isn't it nice how this piece picks up the compilation? That is also the reason why I put it in there.

10. Nick Drake "River Man"

Hmmm, I'll let the song speak for itself.

11. Serge Gainsbourg "Ballade De Melody Nelson"

Aha, now I know where Beck gets inspired. A huge album. I never get tired of it.

12. John Lurie "Bella By Barlight"

Stranger Than Paradise is a great movie and I think the music plays the main role. The perfect soundtrack for a rainy night in your car.

13. Bill Evans "Bella By Barlight"

A wonderful man who is probably one of the most respected piano players in the world. When I listen to the it makes me want to stop playing.

14. Valentin Silvestrov "Bagatellen 2"

The Ukrainian composer released a solo piano album on ECM which changed my playing quite a bit. When I am allowed to say that: this is the best sounding piano record I have ever heard. Beside that, the music is just brilliant, so subtle and calm.

I hope you'll have a good time listening to "Dance".
Nils Frahm"



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