Last night a few friends and I braved the elements to go out and see Nils Frahm at the Sage in Gateshead. It was an incredible evening of fantastic sounds (the lights weren’t so bad either). Not only was it emotionally exhilarating, but it also was rhythmically, harmonically and melodically out of this world.
The impact of the performance on me has already been insane, even though I am still in shock. Already it has been such a huge influence and has given me drive I needed to focus more on live music and creating even better studio material. Despite it being just one man, he made it sound like a whole orchestra (very fitting to the venue). A massive dynamic range between soft piano and hard pumping polyrhythmic sections. Never was there a moment where it was boring. Suddenly, Nils picked up the microphone and announced there was one last song. All I could think of is how fast it went, it seemed over too soon.