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5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Power Of Simple Things, 31 Dec 2012
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The Wolf (uk) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Screws (Audio CD)
To say that I loved Nils Frahm's 2010 album 'Wintermusik' would be
an understatement. He is a man who knows that less can be more and
once again, with his new album 'Screws', we find ourselves in gentle,
reflective territory with these nine sublime piano compositions. That our
host chooses to record the instrument up close and personal (I'd guess
that only one overhead microphone is employed) and that he leaves in the
incidental creaks and squeaks accidently made during their registration
gives the performances a sense of otherworldly intimacy and gravitas.

There is a quasi-classical sensibility at work in this music which
occasionally suggests the sound worlds of such composers as Eric Satie and
Carl Neilsen and perhaps even a fleeting shadow of Bach-like elegance at times.
Hypnotic, meditative, inward-looking and infinitely graceful, these inventions
work on both mind and spirit simultaneously. There is no escaping their magic.

It is almost impossible to find a favorite here when every moment demands
attention but if I had to choose one track to keep for a dark day somewhere
close to the end of the world then it would have to be the exquisite 'La';
a piece so beautiful that time seems to stand still until the very last note.

My final review of 2012 and my album of the year.

Essential.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nils Frahm Tightens the 'Screws', 17 Feb 2013
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Wow! Nils Frahm delivers again. The perfection all too brief, that was Wintermusik has been recaptured here. Less is more with Nils compositions, and this is achingly beautiful music that is something I will never tire of. The pieces just lead into one another and are all sublime, effortless and touch the soul. He is one of the most creative composers around today and although very brief, you simply want to play it again anyway. The solo piano is slighty muted rather than reverberant but this ands to the ambience and gravitas. A masterwork then which I recommend unreservedly!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars screws, 4 May 2013
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This collection of beautifully played piano pieces is contemplative, intimate and soulful. I have several other releases by this artist and the label and they rarely disappoint.
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5.0 out of 5 stars piano music, 1 Mar 2013
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J. D. Ruddick - See all my reviews
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a good cd of piano works by a great German pianist/composer he has quite a few cd's availble - 9/10
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4.0 out of 5 stars beautiful music, 30 July 2013
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A. C. Cox "Art Monster" (Surrey, UK) - See all my reviews
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not really into classical music but this is lovely; a musician friend of mine introduced me to it, its sublime
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