“The music is dark and serious, and sounds wild and complex. But then you see what I am doing this with, and something in the head tickles. You can hit a 120,000 instrument with a $1 Ikea toilet brush!” He is, he says, challenging what an affecting musical experience can be, though he also just wants to raise a smile. “My music wants to be a physical force, which can be quite heavy, and I need a laugh.”
Nils Frahm has lots of great music, including the just released album by his trio Nonkeen, Oddments of the Gamble.