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My Only Offer

By Avarine on October 14, 2018 12:09 pm

This week I saw Nils Frahm and I really, really enjoyed the concert. He is really entertaining in an understated and self deprecating sort of way, and I love the way he writes his music. The piano stuff in particular is very chord based, and we think similarly in terms of chord progressions. His more electronic stuff has a very organic, improvisatory feel while fitting within the confines of conventional dance music structures. And the tone colours and textures of everything sounded so great.

I also love that he is not into the farce that is encores. He announced that sadly the next song would be the final song, but then added that fortunately the encore would be a very good song. Haha. Then he assured us he would leave the stage after the song before the encore and come straight back on for the encore.

Anyway. I felt really inspired after this concert. So this piece is Nils Frahm inspired. Not so much in terms of tone colours, but more structure and harmonic movement. In many ways it's a pretty basic composition. I think it must be my longest piece this year. I really let it sprawl out a lot. This sort of long form structure definitely would benefit from more than  a week's worth of attention. The last section in particular I'm not so happy with, I don't have my 88 key keyboard with me right now, so it's just one take on a 49 key midi controller. In particular, the lack of a sustain pedal makes it pretty hard to play in a piano style.

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October 15, 2018 12:22 am

Not familiar with Nils Frahm, but this is a really solid piece. Kudos!

October 16, 2018 10:53 pm

I have heard of Nils, and am going to go listen to him now. I enjoyed this track, it sprawls out nicely and is pleasant on the senses. Good description too. Nice how going to see music can inspire so much.

October 17, 2018 6:55 am

It's a great offer to be sure. I should listen to this guy, because these movements are very nice.

October 20, 2018 7:44 am

this is special. love the deep synth.  nice work!

October 25, 2018 1:40 am

that beat is so sweet - really lovely piece! nice build smile

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