Mar 1, 2016


The Gamble
Release date: 05 February 2016
Label: R&S Record

Nonkeen are childhood friends Nils Frahm, Frederic Gmeiner and Sebastian Singwald.
“Their debut album was compiled from tapes engineered by Nils Frahm – when he remembered to hit ‘Record’, and when the RCA cables weren’t broken again – over the course of a decade of performances, in a number of modest rehearsal spaces, by him and his childhood friends, Frederic Gmeiner and Sebastian Singwald. Gmeiner and Frahm attended the same primary school in a rural suburb of Hamburg, and their mutual interest in sound recording brought them together to form the basis of a long-lasting friendship. In their second year of school, they began producing their own radio show, which featured incidental sounds from the school ground, the voices of their teachers, and recordings of themselves practising their instruments, all recorded on rudimentary tape machines for kids.

Recorded between 2007 – 2015 on the following multi track tape machines: Sony TC-D5, Fostex 280, Tascam Portastudio 414MKII, Tascam 238 Syncaset, Marantz PMD222, Marantz PMD740, Nagra IV-S”

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