Two years after the enchanting “The Bells” (Kning Disk, 2009), the new album of pianist, composer and producer Nils Frahm is ready. Following his collaborations with Anne Müller, F.S. Blumm and Machinefabriek, the German returns with “Felt” - an album presented as the antithesis of “The Bells”. Whilst that album featured improvised piano pieces recorded in a church with a brilliant natural reverb, “Felt” is a meticulous record full of microscopic details - the result of long hours of work in his Berlin studio. The main instrument is still the piano, but this time its timbres have been captured in a different way (placing the microphones inside the piano, close to the strings, adding a wide range of sounds, different with every vibration of the played chords, like respirations or mechanical noises) and processed afterwards. The album will be released by Erased Tapes on 10th October. As an appetiser, here are fragments of “Less” and “Familiar”, two of the nine tracks on “Felt”.