Felt (Nils Frahm album)

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Felt
Felt - Nils Frahm.jpg
Studio album by
Released7 October 2011 (2011-10-07)
StudioDurton Studio
GenreElectronic, classical
Length43:17
LabelErased Tapes
ProducerNils Frahm
Nils Frahm chronology
Unter/Über
(2010)
Felt
(2011)
Juno
(2011)

Felt is a 2011 album by German composer Nils Frahm. It was released on 7 October 2011 on Erased Tapes records. The name of the record refers to Nils placing felt on the strings of his piano, initially to dampen the sound to enable nighttime playing and later as he liked the sound it produced. [1] The album was also recorded with the microphones deep within the piano which was seen to provide a more intimate sound [2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic87/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Drowned In Sound9/10 stars[4]
MusicOMH4.5/5 stars[2]
BBC MusicPositive[5]
PopMatters8/10 stars[6]

On its release the album received critical acclaim. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received a score of 87, based on 5 reviews which is categorised as "Universal Acclaim".[3] In his 8/10 review for PopMatters, Mike Schiller said the album was "sublime and beautiful" and "a humble little masterpiece".[6] Al Horner at Drowned in Sound called Felt, "a body of music so intimate and hushed you can practically hear the microphones breathing" and "a captivating listen"[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Nils Frahm.

No.TitleLength
1."Keep"3:27
2."Less"5:33
3."Familiar"3:30
4."Unter"2:37
5."Old Thought"5:49
6."Snippet"4:26
7."Kind"3:23
8."Pause"5:36
9."More"8:56
Total length:43:17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview: Nils Frahm". The Milk Factory. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Stephen. "Nils Frahm - Felt - Album Review". MusicOMH. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Felt – Nils Frahm". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b Al, Horner. "Album Review: Nils Frahm - Felt". Drowned In Sound. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  5. ^ Turner, Luke. "BBC - Music - Review of Nils Frahm - Felt". BBC Music. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b Schiller, Mike. "Nils Frahm:Felt". PopMatters. Retrieved 8 April 2015.