Trance Frendz

by Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm

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IlluSyn
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IlluSyn When you have seen the video of this evening then you cannot but buying this EP! It's simply fascinating and warming the heart. Thank you for this.
Chris Ingram
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Chris Ingram An amazing album, I keep coming back to it. Starts with mellow piano duets, builds to ambient electronic bliss and ends on piano duets again. Favorite track: 23:17.
aonis
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aonis it make me relax Favorite track: 20:17.
Apollo
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Apollo I've been a huge fan of Olafur for years, and his collaborative works with Nils creates a sound that fills me up and gives a taste of emotion that is almost too big to grasp completely yet entirely fulfilling. It's beautiful in a way that music should be, creative and freeing for both the mind and the soul. This recent project between these two artists had my heart instantly with the way I can just slip into each piece and lose myself. Astounding work, gentlemen. Favorite track: 20:17.
Andrew Jervis
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Andrew Jervis Two of the best at their craft, looking forward to getting lost in this.
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Since 2012 Erased Tapes peers Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm have spent many hours together in their studios across Berlin and Reykjavik, freely improvising and occasionally capturing the music for their fans. The duo's sound is an astoundingly rich, tonally pure example of synth-driven experimentation, conceived and performed by two prolific collaborators.

During a session at Nils's Durton Studio in Berlin last summer the two specially invited photographer Alexander Schneider to capture one of their unique improvised sessions. Lasting long into the night, the pair gradually and organically formed several individual songs – each contributing to the narrative of a larger, transformative piece of music. Recorded in eight hours with no overdubs or edits, 'Trance Frendz' is a captivating journey through grand soundscapes and droning crescendos which crash and recede back, making way for delicate piano notes and swirling synthesizers.

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released March 4, 2016

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Erased Tapes London, UK

Founded by sonic architect and explorer Robert Raths aka ghostworker in 2007, Erased Tapes is a truly independent record label that has disrupted the industry and rejuvenated the musical landscape. The London-based label has consistently nurtured genre-defying artists from all around the world without losing its avant-garde ethos. ... more

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