Jan Wagner Shares Transfixing Video From New Album
'Nummern' is out next month on Klangbad and Quiet Love Records.
Recorded as a series of sonic diary entries between the spring of 2016 and December of the same year, Nummern is a meditative eight-track collection of achingly beautiful prepared piano pieces. What began as simply Jan playing and recording as “a way to blow off tension” eventually morphed into the Nummern long-player following a meeting with producer James Varghese, who helped finalize the album by adding tense arpeggio lines, warm sub-bass, and swirling synths to accompany the delicate piano passages. Even though Nummern is a personal record, Jan left out any allusion to personal narratives “to allow the listener to have a very pure, unmediated and personal experience of the music.”
With the LP announcement, Jan has shared a transfixing film for album cut “Number B,” available to stream via the player below.