For the past two years, German musician and composer Nils Frahm has been building a brand new studio in Berlin to record his 7th album, All Melody, released just last week on Erased Tapes Records. Awarded the Saal 3 studio in the historical 1950s East German Funkhaus building, Frahm spent hours deconstructing and reconstructing the entire space from the cabling and electricity to the woodwork, before moving on to the finer elements; building a pipe organ and creating a mixing desk all from scratch with the help of his friends, creating a very personal space where music can be nurtured and not neglected, and where he can somewhat fulfil his pursuit of presenting music to the world as close to his imagination as possible. To coincide with the release of All Melody, Crack Magazine released two extremely fascinating mini-documentaries, one on Frahm’s creative process and one on his studio. Watch them below.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.