Boomkat Product Review:
These days there are countless pianists and contemporary composers out there specialising in pretty instrumentals that enjoy a crossover appeal with fans of electronica and alternative pop music in general, but of all these indie-classical (if you will) artists Nils Frahm is proving to be something genuinely special. A cohort of Peter Broderick, Frahm is really starting to break free from the ranks of his contemporaries. Unter/Uber is a single that showcases his remarkable wares as both a writer and performer, fashioning two absolutely stunning miniatures that you'll replay over and over. In addition to their spellbinding melodic developments, these pieces are marked out by their characterful and intimate recording circumstances. Frahm's technique is warm and approachable, but it seems all the more so given how loudly you can hear the woody clunk of his keystrokes; presumably microphones were setup inside the body of the piano, and the resultant sound is magnificently full and rounded. The icing on the cake comes from a Machinefabriek remix, which slices some of Frahm's phrases into rhythmic loops. Highly recommended.