Balmorhea, “Attesa (Nils Frahm Rework)”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 10.16.14 in Listen to This

In case you missed it earlier this week, our exclusive premiere of Balmorhea’s self-titled debut was more than just a remastered reissue of the duo’s rough home recordings. The digital edition also tacks on a tenderized bonus track from composer/pianist Nils Frahm, who cut a quieter version of the LP’s lead instrumental, “Attesa.” Straight-to-tape in its execution, it’s intimate to the point where you can actually hear the creak of Frahm’s chair — about as faithful to the source material as one can be.