Ambient/electronic master Nils Frahm released his gripping, gorgeous album All Melody earlier this year, and he had a lot of other material leftover from those sessions that didn't make it onto the album. Part of it came out this past June on the Encores 1 EP, and now he's set to release more of it on the Encores 2 EP, which is due January 25 via Erased Tapes (pre-order). According to a press release, "while Encores 1 focused on an acoustic pallet of sounds with just a solo piano and harmonium, Encores 2 explores a more ambient landscape from the All Melody sessions, the pinnacle of which is the astral 12 minute showpiece 'Spells.'" "Spells" is available to stream now, and it's very worth hearing. It's a captivating piece of music that's definitely not just some album lefteover. As Nils says, it was his intention to separate these releases from the start:

The idea behind Encores is one we had from before All Melody; to separate releases each with their own distinct musical style and theme, perhaps even as a triple album. But All Melody became larger than itself and took over any initial concepts. I think the idea of Encores is like musical islands that compliment All Melody.

Listen to "Spells" and watch the trailer video for Encores 2 below.

As mentioned, Nils will be touring North America in March and April of 2019, including NYC shows on March 29 & 30 at Brooklyn Steel (tickets). All dates (including Big Ears Festival) are listed below.

Encores 2 Tracklist
1. Sweet Little Lie
2. A Walking Embrace
3. Talisman
4. Spells

Nils Frahm -- 2019 Tour Dates
March 11 Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver BC
March 12 Moore Theatre - Seattle WA
March 13 Roseland Theater - Portland OR
March 15 The Warfield - San Fransisco CA
March 16 Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles CA
March 17 The Van Buren - Phoenix AZ
March 19 Emo's - Austin TX
March 20 Texas Theater - Dallas TX
March 22 Carolina Theatre - Durham NC
March 23 Big Ears Festival - Knoxville TN
March 24 9:30 Club - Washington DC
March 25 Mr. Smalls Theatre - Pittsburgh PA
March 26 Union Transfer - Philadelphia PA
March 27 The Wilbur Theatre - Boston MA
March 29 Brooklyn Steel - New York NY
March 30 Brooklyn Steel - New York NY
March 31 State Theatre - Portland ME
April 1 Higher Ground Ballroom - South Burlington VT
April 2 Palace des arts Wilfrid Pelletier - Montreal QC
April 3 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto ON
April 4 Majestic Theatre - Detroit MI
April 5 Symphony Center - Chicago IL

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