I recently read about the concept of "quality without a name" - a feeling so good you can't describe it with words. It's that intangible "something" that makes you feel alive. Nils Frahm does just that with his music. In fact, he can do it with 9 fingers. Yes, Nils has a song he's created even in light of the fact that he broke his thumb.The aptly titled "Song For 9 Fingers" is a track he just put out, and, as the title says, it's made with only 9 fingers. He explains:
"Honestly, I was rather bummed about my destiny the last couple days and didnt think of touching any instrument. But then the sun came out and I had a walk in the park with a good friend. We were petting some wild pigs and deers (no kidding). Some confidence arrived and I felt that all is good."
The track is incredibly mellow, eliciting that sort of warm, relaxed "quality without a name" you get after things you thought were bad actually turned out alright. I'm not sure about this whole petting pigs and deers business (that must just be some European thing) - but the track does indeed conjure images of walking with a friend in the park.
Nils will be going on tour soon, and, as we noted last year, we recommend you go see him live. Immerse yourself in another world, find Nils in a city near you:
09/16 : West Park Church "“ New York
09/21 : Cherryvale Studio - Boulder (US)
09/22 : The Mesa - Colorado Springs (US)
09/23 : O'Shaughnessy Performance Space @ Santa Fe University of Art and Design "“ Santa Fe (US)
09/24 : Private Show "“ San Fransisco (US)
09/29 : Decibel Festival @ Broadway Performance Hall "“ Seattle (US)
09/30 : Classic Pianos "“ Portland (US)
03/10: Mutek "“ Mexico City (MX)