ARNALDS, OLAFUR & NILS FRAHM - COLLABORATIVE WORKS (2CD)


"Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm announce Double-CD release 'Collaborative Works' - comprising all three vinyl EPs 'Loon', 'Stare' and 'Life Story Love And Glory' as well as 7 new songs from their 'Trance Frendz' studio film. 'Stare' (2012) was the very first collaborative recording made by Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm - a true family effort featuring long-time collaborator and cellist Anne Müller, which took place in 2011 between Reykjavik and Berlin. Originally released as a strictly limited 10-inch vinyl record exclusive on Record Store Day 2012, this long sold-out must-have was re-issued in 2015 - this time in 12-inch format. Oli and Nils recorded and mixed their first collaborative record between Reykjavik and Berlin as a surprise release for label founder Robert Raths. 'Loon' (2015) is a synthesiser-led 5-track EP that was recorded in autumn 2014 across five days at Nils's Durton Studio in Berlin, and continues with the ambient sounds of 'Stare' but with the addition of more percussive elements and dub influences. For 'Loon' they wired the Oberheim 4 Voice and a Korg PS3100 to the patch bay/mixing desk and performed live takes. With all four hands on its pots, all mixes were recorded straight onto tape. 'Life Story Love And Glory' (2015) is a 2-track live improv affair on two pianos, also recorded at Nils's place in October 2012, the day before the two went on the road for the Erased Tapes 5th Anniversary Tour. It was released on August 21, 2015 as a surprise 7" available through record stores only, two weeks ahead of its digital release, and entered the Official UK Vinyl Single Charts at #3, still remaining in the Top 10 after 3 weeks. 'Trance Frendz' (2015) is the audio recording of their intimate 45-minute studio film. Originally planned as a short video session of previously released tracks, instead the two ended up recording seven brand new improvisations - showcasing the nature of their musical friendship." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2015| ERASED TAPES | 18.90


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