For the past two years, 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.
His previous albums have often been accompanied with a story, such as Felt (2011) where he placed felt upon the hammers of the piano out of courtesy to his neighbours when recording late at night in his old bedroom studio, and the following album Screws (2012) when injuring his thumb forced him to play with only nine fingers. His new album is born out of the freedom that his new environment provided, allowing Nils to explore without any restrictions and to keep it All about the Melody.
Despite being confined within the majestic four walls of the Funkhaus, buried deep in its reverb chambers, or in an old dry well in Mallorca, All Melody is, in fact, proof that music is limitless, timeless, and reflects that of Nils’ own capabilities. From a boy’s dream to resetting the parameters of music itself.
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 a copy of All Melody.
One could argue this is Floating Points best piece of work, i’ll make that argument right now.
Ratio (Deconstructed Mixes) – Vinyl
A: Ratio (Pt. II Organ) [19min : 04 sec]
B: Ratio (Pt. II Dub) [7min : 36 sec]
The A side of the vinyl will feature the track in two parts: the first nine minutes being identical to the digital version, followed by solely the organ section of the second half. The vinyl’s B Side in contrast will feature the beat/drums and bassline of the second half of the track in isolation.
Tycho Europe tour kicks off 19 October in Ireland and continues through 09 November in Russia!
19 OCT – Dublin, IE – District 8 – SOLD OUT
22 OCT – London, UK – The Roundhouse
24 OCT – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz 2
25 OCT – Toulouse, FR – Bikini
27 OCT – Bologna, IT – Estragon
28 OCT – Turin, IT – Movement Festival
30 OCT – Basel, CH – Kaserne
31 OCT – Zurich, CH – Plaza
01 NOV – Antwerp, BE – Trix
02 NOV – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli
04 NOV – Copenhagen, DK – DR Koncerthuset
05 NOV – Stockholm, SE – Nobelberget
09 NOV – Moscow, RU – Izvestia Hall
Tickets and more info http://tychomusic.com/#tour
Live visuals for Tycho – Glider by Scott Hansen (Tycho)
As an homage to the visionary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, Scott incorporated elements of Tarkovsky’s 1972 film Solaris into these visuals for Glider which we will be performing in Moscow.
Triangle element by Bradley Munkowitz
John Maus is supporting Ariel Pink four nights in SF this week 10/14-17 at The Chapel. His forthcoming LP Screen Memories includes Teenage Witch which has footage of John when he was younger.
Tycho Sunrise DJ Set on The Dusty Rhino at Burning Man
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Absolute favorite morning of all time. Thank you to everyone who was there and made it possible.
Sensations’ Fix – Accudreaming
Tycho – Sunrise Projector
Tycho – Ascension
Home – Resonance
Tycho – Continuum
Boards Of Canada – Kaini Industries
Dorisburg – Votiv
Rival Consoles – Ghostin
Boards Of Canada – Wildlife Analysis
Jonny L – Tychonic Cycle
Luke Abbott – Modern Driveway
George Fitzagerald – Your Two Faces
16 Bit Lolitas – Peninsula
Weval – I Don’t Need It
Kidnap Kid – Birds That Fly
Jimpster – Porchlight And Rocking Chairs (KiNK Remix)
Weval – You Made It
Tycho – Epoch
Tycho – Dye
Boards Of Canada – Corsair
<<< Sunrise (Cloud Obscured) >>>
Tycho – Awake
Home – Above All
Tycho – Horizon
<<< Sunrise (Visible) >>>
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Tale Of Us & Mano Le Tough Remix)
16 Bit Lolitas – Not The Only One
Robert Babicz – Where Are You (Aparde Remix)
Tycho – Slack
Joon Moon – Chess
Tycho – Daydream
A teaser video for “Extended Away”, the new release available this month on SENTRALL Records, limited clear 12″ vinyl. See Pacific Beach Vinyl USA for pre-order
MH018 – Cloudface – Super You
We’re happy to welcome back the artist behind MH001, Cloudface, with an EP called Super You.
Super You unfolds as 5 tracks sunk into earth, detuned FM fogging the windshield, drums fading in and out of focus. Emotional yet bracing, wide nights and blinking towers.
Please remember to keep your eye to the sky and your ears.
A1 – II
A2 – ee n oh
A3 – j p
B1 – w w i
B2 – baby j
Art by Logan Sturrock
Distributed by Rubadub
By the way, if you’re in Vancouver and have a problem with your synthesizer, drum machine, turntable, or DJ equipment, Cloudface has started a business to help you out!
Visit Nightlife Electronics
Suite #309 460 Nanaimo St
Vancouver, BC V5L 4W3
“The Combine” is from the forthcoming album Screen Memories by John Maus available October 27, 2017. Screen Memories is also a part of a career-spanning limited edition 6 LP box set being released in April 2018.