Nils Frahm has shared previously unheard cuts from last year’s Piano Day release Solo. The four tracks make up Solo Remains which, like last year, is released on Piano Day, the 88th day of the year in celebration of all things piano.
In a press release about Solo Remains, the Berlin-based composer said:
“In the end, every album production leaves you with the same tough task – making the choices for the final track selection. You leave out some tracks for various reasons: some of the tracks are wonderful by themselves, but they simple don’t fit anywhere in the album and others have to be left out because otherwise the vinyl would become too long for a cut in good quality. However, these outtakes are often as important as the final selection and I thought, they might be a great surprise for Piano Day too. I hope in this case, it’s both…”
This is the second Piano Day since its creation last year, and it aims to “create a platform for piano related projects in order to promote the development of musical dimensions and to continue sharing the centuries-old joy of playing piano.”
“Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – Nils Frahm
Download Solo Remains from Nils Frahm’s website. Available in 24 bit and mp3 format.