This is the second EP release from the German electronic-neoclassical maestro recorded during the sessions that resulted in last year’s masterpiece All Melody.
While the first EP Encores 1 was a further exploration of Frahm’s delicate piano work, Encores 2 takes a more ambient approach and to my mind is the far stronger of the two works.. It still struggles to reach the dizzying heights of the album that preceded it, but then again not much does. This 26-minute four-track EP, however is a fantastic addendum to All Melody and has some wonderful moments in which you get truly lost in the sonic landscape Frahm creates.
There are no weak moments on this piece, but the 12-minute epic that is Spells truly stands out as a work of art.
If you have enjoyed his work in the past, this will not be a disappointment.
Release date: 25 January 2019
Standout track: Spells
For fans of:
- Max Richter
- Brian Eno