F.S.Blumm & Nils Frahm - Music for Lovers Music versus Time / Music for Wobbling Music versus Gravity

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F.S.Blumm & Nils Frahm - Music for Lovers Music versus Time / Music for Wobbling Music versus Gravity

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Music for Lovers Music versus Time

Music for lovers, music versus time. Isn't love the opposite of time? Time can seem to go on forever when you are in love, but the moment you begin to grasp at the passing days, hours, minutes, then love is already beginning to decay. 'You can't hurry love', as they say.

On this album, F.S.Blumm and Nils Frahm took the time to appreciate all the tiny details in a sound that many would never take the time to notice at all. Taking recordings culled from previous sessions of friends playing cellos, trumpets, vibraphones and more, the two Berliners began to improvise around these recordings and craft them into something far more abstract and expressive. Unleashed from the constraints of a 'pop song', these recordings began to take on a life of their own and whereas once they existed simply to serve the song, here they develop their own language where hair brushing against string or air vibrating across reed speaks volumes. To call this album a remix-album-in-disguise wouldn't do it justice, but somewhere in there, remnants of some of Blumm's 'pop' work with Old Splendifolia and Bobby & Blumm can be discovered.

There is an uncanny depth here which goes beyond what might first appear as simple arrangements. Even though stripped to their core, each songs holds enough goodness to continue to surprise with every listen. To unlock every hidden asset of these short stories in song form, you must let your thoughts wander through the annals created by the musical musings of two musicians putting love into every note. Take your time.

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Music for Wobbling Music versus Gravity

A duo can be the most magical of things, and it seems like the meeting of minds between Morr Music veteran F.S.Blumm and contemporary classical darling Nils Frahm was a match made in heaven. The ease in which they perform together is the first noticeable thing on ‘Music for wobbling Music versus gravity’ – there is a discernable weightlessness to their sound as they circle around each other, moving and meeting, touching with their musical fingertips. This is lighthearted music, certainly, but Frahm’s effortless melancholy pulls it back to the real world before there is any danger of things getting twee.

The album is a selection of overdubbed and edited improvisations, and every sound was recorded with microphones giving an indescribable air to the music that is a product of the space in the room. Breaths, fingers on keys and strings, chairs and feet – everything can be heard plainly and this becomes a defining part of the compositions themselves. It almost becomes an experience akin to listening to an aging folk recording, but instead of a group of locals, this is merely two friends creating their own homespun instrumentals. The perfect record for the winter months, ‘Music for wobbling Music versus gravity’ is a generous gift from two of Germany’s most hard working talents, and it is guaranteed to warm even the coldest of hearts.

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