Thursday, September 26 2013
Oliveray is a collaboration between Erased Tapes label mates Nils Oliver Frahm & Peter Ray Broderick. Their debut album ‘Wonders’ was released in December 2011.
Nils Frahm had an early introduction to music. During his childhood he was taught to play piano by Nahum Brodski – a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowski. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of the classical pianists before him as well as contemporary composers.
Today Nils Frahm works as an accomplished composer and producer from his Berlin-based Durton Studio. His unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, has won him many fans around the world. For a musician this early in his career, Frahm displays an incredibly developed sense of control and restraint in his work, catching the ear of many fans.
As the recognition continues to grow for his previous solo piano works ‘Wintermusik’ (2009) and ‘The Bells’ (2009), 2011 saw the release of his critically acclaimed record ‘Felt’. The album was followed by the solo synthesiser EP ‘Juno’ and ‘Screws’ (2012) – a birthday gift to his fans he recorded while recovering from a thumb injury.
Peter Broderick is an American composer from Oregon who now lives in Berlin. Raised as a multi-instrumentalist, he quickly became a popular session musician for the likes of M. Ward in Portland and has performed as a live member of the Danish band Efterklang since 2007.
Through relentless touring, multiple album recordings and film scores he has established himself as a solo artist and collaborator of contemporaries such as label mate Nils Frahm. His innate gift as a musical medium, picking up any instrument to turn his musings into songs, has won the 25-year old composer many hearts worldwide.