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  • Summary: The first film soundtrack for the classical/electronic artist was for a German thriller shot in one continuous take.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. 85
    Despite these downbeat descriptions, the beauty is evident from start to finish.
  2. Jun 25, 2015
    80
    It makes for a good entry point for anyone who hasn’t heard any Nils Frahm before, and is also an extra treat for any long-term fans desperate for some new material.
  3. Jun 25, 2015
    75
    Based solely on intuitive improvisations between musicians, he has produced an engaging interpretation of the ominous air and electricity Schipper creates. Victoria, and its music, seizes the beauty and terror we find within those moments when we throw ourselves into a new, uninhibited context.
  4. Jun 25, 2015
    72
    The Victoria OST marshals more instruments than his solo piano works, but not many more--each new sound, whether it's a husky-throated cello on "Our Own Roof" or the subcutaneous hum of organ keys on "The Bank", tiptoes in carefully and gingerly.
  5. Jun 25, 2015
    70
    There are passages of relative inaction in the music, while Frahm gives the narrative momentum its space. But happily, not only does this create what’s probably a remarkably well judged score which neither overpowers nor outperforms a film it’s supposed to be complimenting, it also results in a strong stand-alone mood piece, thoroughly deserves to be heard by all of his admirers.
  6. Jul 13, 2015
    70
    This is a minor work, but a minor work from a master of his art.
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  1. Jul 15, 2015
    10
    What superlative can't I lob onto Nils Frahm; we even have, basically, the same NAME. I was introduced to Nils through his, and I'm notWhat superlative can't I lob onto Nils Frahm; we even have, basically, the same NAME. I was introduced to Nils through his, and I'm not kidding, perfect album, Spaces--if you haven't listened to the track "Says" your life is missing it. This album is much more like a soundtrack, but this isn't a *bad* thing in this instance. Like his sui generis contemporary, Max Richter, Nils is a master of mood and the slow burn. This album goes by so efficiently, effortlessly, and it's structure is so well thought out, you would think this was an *actual* album. Now I don't know the back story of this project. Perhaps he had the album almost done and contributed it as a "soundtrack" because it sure doesn't feel like one. There are no weird motifs that keep coming through (which a true movie soundtrack would have...think John Williams and Star Wars). No, this is more akin to Richter's "soundtracks" which are more or less new tracks and re-workings if old ideas into a cohesive unit. The results are fantastic. Like any concept album, this one has an overall theme and tone, it just happens that the "concept" here is a movie called Victoria (which btw I haven't seen). Maybe the movie is great, maybe it's not, but regardless, this album is a MUST for anyone who is into a sort of Post-Ambient album. Expand