The former Crack Magazine cover star releases his latest record today (23 September).
Nils Frahm’s new album, entitled Music For Animals, marks the composer and musician’s first new studio material since 2018’s All Melody and its follow-up All Encores. Recorded at LEITER Studio in Funkhaus Berlin, the three-hour long release sees Frahm move away from his signature piano arrangements, leaning more into electronic compositions.
Speaking on the new album, Frahm detailed that nature is the main inspiration for this new body of work. “My constant inspiration,” he said, “was something as mesmerising as watching a great waterfall or the leaves on a tree in a storm.”
“It’s good we have symphonies and music where there’s a development,” he continued, “but a waterfall doesn’t need an Act 1, 2, 3, then an outcome, nor do the leaves on a tree in a storm. Some people like watching the leaves rustle and the branches move. This record is for them”.