Nils Frahm - Empty
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2020 Ratings: #83
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March 28, 2020 / Release Date
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Erased Tapes / Label
Ambient / Genres
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Loud and Quiet

Written just before 2012’s Screws, Empty invokes a similar stylistic language, as aesthetically these 8 compositions feel beautifully tangible and intimate.

It's raining.
And he's back...
This album is empty.
Calm and gorgeous.
Edit: omg I really love this...
My new go-to album when I need some depressing piano music.

Beautifully melancholic.
Nils Frahm is one of those composers whose work is simply stunning in its simplicity, melodies and ambience intertwining in a way that transcends whatever physical space the listener is in to gently shift them to some quiet, isolated and beautiful place for maybe 40 minutes to an hour.
In a celebration of World Piano Day, Nils decided to surprise drop this 36 minute long collection of 8 tracks comprising of just some new work on his Piano. As the title suggests these songs are incredibly open ... read more
☆☆☆½ — remarkable
It took a few listens for me to appreciate Empty for what it was truly. At the present moment, it's sparseness makes sense and when left to work its magic, does a great job as an ambient release. The gentle piano notes and textures create a blanketing effect while still suggesting space and isolation. The tracks are all distinguished enough to not just blend into one another. And if desired, Empty can work for more focused listening.
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Track List

  1. First Defeat
  2. A Shine
  3. No Step on Wing
  4. The Big O
  5. Second Defeat
  6. A Shimmer
  7. Sonar
  8. Black Notes
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Added on: March 28, 2020