Nils Frahm – Music for animals

Nils has confirmed details of an expansive new album, Music For Animals, his first fresh studio material since 2018’s All Melody and 2019’s associated All Encores, and his first full-length album of brand-new music for Leiter.

Unfolding at an unhurried, meditative pace in a celebration of tone, timbre, and texture – and thus of sound itself – Music For Animals offers an unusually immersive experience. “My constant inspiration,” Nils explains, “was something as mesmerising as watching a great waterfall or the leaves on a tree in a storm. It’s good we have symphonies and music where there’s a development, but a waterfall doesn’t need an Act 1, 2, 3, then an outcome, nor do the leaves on a tree in a storm. Some people like watching the leaves rustle and the branches move. This record is for them”.

Recorded between 2020 and 2022 at LEITER Studio in Berlin’s Funkhaus complex, the album will be released on September 23 as a 3CD and 4LP set and via all streaming platforms. The first single Right Right Right is available to listen now.