Nils Frahm reveals new EP, Encores 2: Stream

Plus, the German composer announces new tour dates

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    Nils Frahm continues his Encore EP series today with Encore 2. It’s available to stream below via Apple Music and Spotify.

    The second installment follows Encore 1 from June, but sees the German composer taking a different musical approach. While its predecessor focused on “an acoustic pallet of sounds with just a solo piano and harmonium,” today’s new EP traverses more ambient landscapes. In fact, all four tracks were recorded through an amplified stone well Frahm stumbled upon while on the island of Mallorca.

    (Read: Transcending Excellence: Primavera Sound 2018 Festival Review)

    Despite being contrasting releases, both EPs actually originally came from the same, singular source — one that dates back before Frahm’s acclaimed 2018 album, All Melody.


    “The idea behind Encores is one we had from before All Melody;” Frahm previously explained, “to do three releases each with their own distinct musical style and theme, perhaps even as a triple album. But All Melody became larger than itself and took over any initial concepts.”

    Encores 2 Artwork:


    Encores 2 Tracklist:
    01. Sweet Little Lie
    02. A Walking Embrace
    03. Talisman
    04. Spells

    In support, Frahm will launch a North American tour in March, which includes an appearance at Knoxville’s Big Ears Festival. Get tickets here.


    Nils Frahm 2019 Tour Dates:
    03/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
    03/12 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
    03/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
    03/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
    03/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
    03/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
    03/19 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
    03/20 – Dallas, TX @ Texas Theater
    03/22 – Durham, NC @ Carolina Theater
    03/23 – Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival
    03/24 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    03/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
    03/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    03/27 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
    03/29 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    03/30 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    03/31 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
    04/01 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
    04/02 – Montreal, QC @ Palace des arts Wildfrid Pelletier
    04/03 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
    04/04 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
    04/05 – Chicago, IL @ Symphony Center