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October 7, 2011

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Old Thought

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  • Original Release Date: October 7, 2011
  • Label: Erased Tapes
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Erased Tapes Records Ltd. 2011
  • Total Length: 43:14
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  • ASIN: B005JJDM84
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,637 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Headphone Commute Review April 1, 2012
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First of all, I don't think I've heard an album from Nils Frahm that didn't impress me. Ever since I heard The Bells (Kning Disk, 2009) and Wintermusik (Sonic Pieces, 2009), I've hungrily consumed everything by this Berlin based modern classical composer. Both of the above, as well as Unter | Über release, and now Felt have been picked up by the wonderful Erased Tapes Records, home to Ólafur Arnalds, Peter Broderick and A Winged Victory For The Sullen. Oh, and while I'm going through Frahm's discography, don't forget his collaboration with Anne Müller on 7fingers - one of my all time favorite glitchy modern classical albums!

For Felt, we find Nils back behind the piano, playing solo pieces that are hauntingly beautiful, dangerously gorgeous and melancholy elated. The microphones on the recording appear to be placed very closely to the hammers, keys, and pedals. So close that I could hear every breath, stroke and creaking of the instrument. The album is so personal, intimate and cozy that there is no doubt that Frahm has fused his fingers with his piano, and became inseparably one. The melodies warm up, slowly rise into the air, evaporate and immediately become classic. The consecutive plays of the album only reassure their permanence in the contemporary and neo classical world.

This accidental finding unraveled a deeply affectionate space, allowing the instrument to whisper its secrets through the hands of the player, sharing the music through the physical act of playing, as eloquently captured on the album. This is a piece that only Frahm could make and it could only have been released by Erased Tapes. Felt receives our highest possible praise and is featured on our Best of 2011 list, Music For Watching The Snow Slowly Fall In The Moonlight. Can not recommend this enough...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a Daydream Set to Music August 20, 2012
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I have a high pressure, physically demanding job (run a landscape firm) so when it's the end of the day, I'm basically a husk. All I want to do is sip iced tea in the shade and zone out, getting ready to do it all again the next day. That's why I've always been highly attracted to music that can take me on a "free vacation", away from phone calls, texts, emails, billing and due dates. This album can erase ALL that the day has stacked onto your shoulders. As the first amazing reviewer noted, this is such a highly personal album; I feel as if I'm a wee sprite, hiding inside of the very piano that Nils is playing. I also very much enjoy albums with ambient sounds in the background, from whistling to chattering to instrument sounds and the performer's breathing. I guess it feels more "real" that way, and not so tidied up. This is another one of Nils' positive albums that takes me away to delicious places in my mind. The piece "Familiar" I can play over and over again; I never tire of it. What I enjoy so much about every album I've heard of Nils except Juno, is the child-like delight that I feel he has for playing...and that transfers directly to me, as a listener. I imagine him alone, in a brightly lit room with gauzy curtains blowing in the open windows, and he's just lost in the FUN of creating music. Too many people of every ilk have lost their joy; I don't get that sense from Nils and I can deeply appreciate that. Joy On, Nils, Joy On!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Neo-Classical Ambient Gem July 26, 2012
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Stumbled across this cd by an artist I'd never heard of before: Felt by Nils Frahm. The job that supports me is one in which I am surrounded by literally throngs of people. One related to the tourist industry. In my down time the music that is most helpful to me is music that is anything but loud, busy, active and/or intrusive. Consequently, I am always on the lookout for music that has in it: silence, stillness and space. And what a beautiful discovery this cd is. I sampled it on Amazon. Then read the only review of it (on Amazon), and decided to purchase it. So glad I did. This is music that will allow you to do whatever you choose while its playing, that will simply be there as background/atmosphere/ambiance; never intruding on your space or concentration if you are otherwise engaged. But its also so gorgeous that you may choose to concentrate wholly on it. In either case you'll feel the benefit of its presence. Its Neo-Classical. If you want info re facts related to this cd, the review that is not mine on Amazon is incredibly helpful. If you crave music that has at the center of it: healing/refreshment/stillness & beauty - give yourself the treat that is .... Felt. Most highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are human, you need this! September 3, 2012
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The first record in a long time that I simply cannot stop listening to. Introspective and very alive. Keith Jarret fans check it out!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great album February 18, 2014
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This is perfect music for listening to at a crowded coffee shop. No lyrics to distract, no overly dramatic moments in the music. Love this.
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