Encores 2

Nils Frahm - Encores 2
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2019 Ratings: #247
January 25, 2019 / Release Date
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Another beautiful release from Nils Frahm. Encores 1 was one of my favorite releases of 2018, Encores 2 is also another incredible release. Encores 2 is more layered and textured than Encores 1. It is not as stripped back, as Encores 2 uses many ambient soundscapes with ethereal atmospheres, and the use of electronic sounds on the track Spells is brilliant. This is only growing on me more and more, as did Encores 1. Highly recommend this to those who love Nils' other work, you won't be ... read more
Encores 2 was a beautiful, textured and very soothing release. The mix of the atmospheric heaven-like elements with the piano and, on some tracks, electronic music was very well done.
While this doesn't really bring anything new to the table of this kind of music, I must say that this was a very good listen and I can't wait for it to grow on me a bit more. I mean, I don't know why, but I can't get enough of this peaceful nature with pianos music style...
The only track I'm not totally crazy about is the final one, but that's quite a bit of the overall runtime so that's gonna lower the score. But those first three tracks are downright amazing.
Another excellent release for Frahm and a great companion piece next to Encores 1. Frahm can hardly do any wrong when he is in his pocket of sound.
True ambient junkies know that Nils Frahm is one of the most underrated artists in the genre and this is made more and more clear on every one of his releases. Frahm's ability to transport your mind to another universe without disturbing your thoughts would make Brian Eno green with envy. While this isn't an essential release from the great ambient composer, it certainly wouldn't be a bad place to start with his work and fans will definitely love this EP.
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Track List

  1. Sweet Little Lie
  2. A Walking Embrace
  3. Talisman
  4. Spells
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