Otto A Totland: Pinô (CD, Sonic Pieces, Jan 2014)

From the first few notes, it’s obvious what this album is going to be like: delicate, intimate piano compositions, recorded with that close-miked sound which is Nils Frahm’s trademark. Handily, that’s a thing I really like, and it seems to have gone somewhat out of fashion, so this record — the debut solo album by the other half of Deaf Center — is very welcome. It’s really nice stuff, the sort of negative-space record where the expertly judged gaps between the notes are as important as the notes themselves. At 18 tracks in 42 minutes, it zips along, each leaving you wanting more. Truly lovely.

I bought this from Boomkat. They call it Modern Classical / Ambient.

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