Nils Frahm announces new LP ‘All Melody’

Nils Frahm announces new album 'All Melody'
Nils Frahm

Over the past while, Nils Frahm has been building a brand new studio in Berlin to make his 7th studio album titled All Melody, which will be released on January 26th, 2018 via Erased Tapes, before Nils embarks on his first world tour since 2015.

Since the day Nils first encountered the impressive studio of a family friend, he had envisioned to create one of his own at such a large scale. Fast forward to the present day and Nils is now the proud host of Saal 3, part of the historical 1950s East German Funkhaus building beside the River Spree. It is here where he has spent most of his time deconstructing and reconstructing the entire space from the cabling and electricity to the woodwork, before moving on to the finer elements; building a pipe organ and creating a mixing desk all from scratch with the help of his friends. This is somewhere music can be nurtured and not neglected, and where he can somewhat fulfil his pursuit of presenting music to the world as close to his imagination as possible.

Words from Nils, October 2017:

“In the process of completion, any album not only reveals what it has become but, maybe more importantly, what it hasn’t become. All Melody was imagined to be so many things over time and it has been a whole lot, but never exactly what I planned it to be. I wanted to hear beautiful drums, drums I’ve never seen or heard before, accompanied by human voices, girls, and boys. They would sing a song from this very world and it would sound like it was from a different space. I heard a synthesiser which sounds like a harmonium playing the All Melody, melting together with a line of a harmonium sounding like a synthesiser. My pipe organ would turn into a drum machine, while my drum machine would sound like an orchestra of breathy flutes. I would turn my piano into my very voice, and any voice into a ringing string. The music I hear inside me will never end up on a record, as it seems I can only play it for myself. This record includes what I think sticks out and describes my recent musical discoveries in the best possible way I could imagine.”

The cover art was taken by photographer Lia Darjes in Nils’ new studio and designed by Torsten Posselt at FELD. A series of these in-studio photos will be included in a booklet with the physical copy of All Melody. Pre-order the album here.

Nils Frahm
All Melody
Track listing:

1. The Whole Universe Wants To Be Touched
2. Sunson
3. A Place
4. My Friend The Forest
5. Human Range
6. Forever Changeless
7. All Melody
8. #2
9. Momentum
10. Fundamental Values
11. Kaleidoscope
12. Harm Hymn

Nils Frahm
Live

MARCH

15th – New York – Knockdown Center
16th – Washington D.C. – 9:30 Club
17th – Philadelphia – Union Transfer
18th – Cambridge – The Sinclair
19th – Cambridge – The Sinclair
20th – Quebec City – Palais Montcalm
22nd – Montreal – Metropolis
23rd – Toronto – Danforth Music Hall
24th – Chicago – Thalia Hall
25th – Chicago – Thalia Hall
27th – Minneapolis – Cedar Cultural Center
28th – Iowa City – The Englert Theatre
29th – Boulder – Boulder Theater
31st – Seattle – Neptune

APRIL

1st – Vancouver – Vogue Theatre
3rd – Portland – Revolution Hall
6th – San Francisco – Regency Ballroom
7th – Los Angeles – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church