I travelled to Portland over the weekend for some family matters, and as I was about to board the plane, I realized I didn’t have any music downloaded on to my phone for the trip, as it’s a newish phone. I hurriedly joined the always sketchy WiFi at LAX and was able to pull down two albums: Nils Frahm’s All Melody and Anenon’s Tongue.
As luck or fate would have it, the albums have a musical simpatico with each other. To me they share a sameness of DNA, a jazz backbone, layered with lush synthesizers, piano through lines that bring a lot of the works together. In my plane focused mind the works fused together in many ways, creating a dialogue that communicated beautifully.
You can read more about Anenon’s song-by-song process in creating Tongue by clicking here, which seems like it was birthed from an amazing time spent in the Italian countryside.
Additionally, there’s a great look at where Frahm’s recorded All Melody over on The Spaces. Situated in East Berlin on the banks of the River Spree sits Funkhaus, a 1950’s building with Soviet architecture influences that was originally used to record chamber music. As you can see in the photo above it’s a beautiful space that must have been incredible to record in.