Nils Frahm Announces New Album ‘All Melody’, Details 2018 North American Tour
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:19:23
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German composer Nils Frahm has announced the upcoming release of a new solo LP titled All Melody. The twelve track album came about during a period of two years which he spent crafting a custom recording studio in Berlin. Due out January 28, 2018, All Melody will ship in double-LP format, complete with a twelve-page photo booklet, and will also be available as a CD and as either a lossless WAV or MP3 digital download.
All Melody is Frahm's seventh studio LP on his own, and his first since 2015's Solo. Besides working on his new facilities, which include a custom pipe organ and a mixing desk he built from scratch, he has also released a series of collaborations in the interim, including 2016's Bergschrund, a project with DJ Shadow.
Frahm will tour Europe and North America next year in support of All Melody's release, with US and Canadian dates beginning in mid-March and extending through April.
Frahm released a public statement discussing the new album:
"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."
All Melody Tracklist:
01. The Whole Universe Wants To Be Touched
03. A Place
04. My Friend The Forest
05. Human Range
06. Forever Changeless
07. All Melody
10. Fundamental Values
12. Harm Hymn
Nils Frahm 2018 Tour Dates:
3/15 — New York, NY @ Knockdown Center
3/16 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
3/17 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/18 — Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
3/19 — Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
3/20 — Quebec City, QC @ Palais Montcalm
3/22 — Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
3/23 — Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
3/24 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
3/25 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
3/27 — Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
3/28 — Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theatre
3/29 — Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
3/31 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune
4/01 — Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
4/03 — Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
4/06 — San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
4/07 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
—The ARTISTdirect Staff