olafur arnalds & nils frahm
originally available exclusively as the second disc to 2015's 'Collaborative Works', Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm's improvised audio recordings 'Trance Frendz' are now available separately on vinyl.
Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm spent many hours together in their studios across Berlin & Reykjavik. During a session at Durton Studio in Berlin last summer, Nils & Ólafur invited Alexander Schneider & his camera to document it. The recording continued long after the first take, stretching out into the next day until, eventually, several new improvisations had been recorded in 8 hours with no overdubs or edits. The unexpected nature in which these pieces had been created was reminiscent of their first on-stage improvisation many years ago. It became immediately clear how special these songs were. "At the end of the night we had all this music that sounded unfamiliar even to us, loudly asking to be included in this collection.” "A particularly joyous wash of slinky percussion & juddering layers" 8/10 – Clash.