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  • Summary: The three Encore EPs released in 2018 and earlier in 2019 from the German ambient artist are collected together into one album.
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  1. Q Magazine
    Oct 22, 2019
    80
    Where other ambient artists can veer dangerously close to musak, Frahm always brims with invention. [Dec 2019, p.109]
  2. Oct 22, 2019
    80
    Anyone who goes into this album with the resigned attitude that it's just leftovers from Frahm's previous full-length release will be surprised to discover that it's a remarkably consistent and deeply immersive listening experience.
  3. Oct 22, 2019
    70
    The three distinct movements on display lead into each other, as if in a singular narrative.
  4. Oct 28, 2019
    70
    Encores is a clear illustration of Nils Frahm’s ability to work both in small and large structures, with plaintive piano nuggets and broad electronic canvases enjoying their proximity.
  5. Oct 22, 2019
    65
    All Encores takes a step backward [from 208's All Melody], toward a simpler, sparer sound. In essence, it represents a set of rough drafts, avenues abandoned as All Melody assumed its final form.