Download of the Week: Nils Frahm
Frahm has generously made Solo available as a free 24-bit/96kHz WAV download:
"My album –solo– can be downloaded in any desired format and can be listened to for free. For those who like the real thing, there is a vinyl and all other kinds of round discs available (sorry, these are not for free). It would be appreciated if you get this thing on vinyl, simply because it’s very nice looking and sounding! Anyways, this is all part of a fundraising enterprise for a very special piano project. So please read on for a bit …"
"If we meet our goal, piano builder David Klavins can fulfill his lifelong dream and build the Klavins M450.
"Our friend David Klavins isn't out for profit on this one. As he is only driven by hearing his invention himself, he simply wants materials and labor to be covered. I will donate all income generated with –solo– until the financial means are achieved. Building the Klavins M450 will take about two years and we are confident that we will organise a festival around this incredible invention on Piano Day 2017 here in Berlin."
Solo was recorded using a prototype of the Klavins M450 "the tallest piano in the world", albeit a smaller version, and the sound is simply spectacular. The music is as well; lovely, meditative, slow, soothing, and joyously melancholy.
Please give "Waves" a listen below and if you like what you hear, I'm guessing you will, head on over to pianoday.org, download a free copy and/or buy the LP and/or donate whatever you'd like to help David Klavins realize his dream. Bravo!