All Melody (vinyl 2LP)
Having set up a new studio in an old East Berlin broadcast facility built in the 1950s, Nils Frahm's seventh album All Melody arrives via Erased Tapes. Drawing new energies from his freshly laid-out studio space, All Melody combines all manner of retro synthesizers and processors plus pipe organs and pianos to craft a delicate vessel, perfect for the studio space transition of escapism from this world, deep into another. This relocation into a new studio based within the historic Funkhaus building alongside the River Spree, has seen Nils "deconstructing and reconstructing the entire space, from the cabling and electricity to the woodwork," before building a pipe organ and creating a mixing desk all from scratch with the help of his friends. The feeling of opening on to a new page, fresh with ideas and the newly found possibilities of a habitat to record within and unleash new concepts, a habitat ripe with new equipment, instruments and opportunities. This appears to have given Nils a new outlook, making this his most cohesive record since Spaces.