Nils Frahm is a genius. An exceptionally talented German musician, composer and producer, he has been releasing music onto the world for 10 years now, but I only found his work earlier this year with the release of Solo, a breathtaking masterclass in piano which he shared for free on 29th March.
What's special about that date? Well this year, and most years, it is the 88th day of the calendar year, and in 2015 Frahm proclaimed it to be Piano Day, an annual celebration of the instrument, in honour of it's 88 keys. What's more, the album can be yours, for free, and that's an offer that everybody should take up. The whole thing can be downloaded right HERE, but a sample track 'Some' can be heard below:
The album was recorded on the Klavins M370 in 2014 as an improvisation single take without any overdubs. The 370 is situated in Tübingen / Germany, 1.8 tons in weight, 3.7 meters high, its longest strings are about 10 feet in length. If you choose to donate to the album, the proceeds will go towards helping to build the Klavins M450: what is hoped to be the world's tallest piano.
Further more, whilst writing this article, I also found out that Frahm released his 2012 album Screws for free as well, so whilst you're at it, download that too. You'll thank me later.
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