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Nils Frahm announces physical editions of Empty

28.9  2020


After its surprise digital release last March, the highly anticipated physical editions of Nils Frahm’s latest album Empty are set for release on October 23.

Conceived just before Nils broke his thumb and composed the similarly intimate solo piano album Screws, Empty is a soothing vessel of eight simple and serene pieces originally recorded as the music to a short art film he shot with his friend and film director Benoît Toulemonde. Drifting through emotions from the stark and sobering opener First Defeat, to the gently euphoric No Step On Wing and the contemplative but hopeful closer Black Notes, with its poignant minute of silence, Empty is a comforting score for these turbulent times.

“When I came back from the hospital with a broken thumb and listened to the recordings, I felt they were unfinished. I decided to put them aside and started to work on my small album, Screws.
Many many other notes of the piano have been struck since these days, and before we all forget about this, I thought it would be a good moment to share these lullabies with you. I hope they help you stay all strong and calm in these days of solitude – despite the hardship, we can discover introspection and reflection unexpectedly. Who knows what it is good for.

Much love, Nils”

· pre-order the LP · CD
· watch the short art film
· stream & download it now

“A truly beautiful piece”Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music

“A gentle experience that wants to provide peace in these times of anxiety and uncertainty” (8/10) — Loud & Quiet