The album includes many unreleased pieces that range from his stunning Juno-heavy track "Says" to the prepared piano and romantic pieces he's more widely known for. The warmth and resonance of the recordings highlight the various spaces as much as the pieces, and the inclusion of aural "blemishes" —minor errors and audience noises, such as coughing and creaking chairs — demonstrate Frahm's humble and unpretentious nature, not to mention his Cage-ian confidence in the imperfect sometimes being perfect.
Spaces is in turn haunting, energizing and overwhelmingly emotive, and a must-have for fans of the young German pianist, whether or not they've caught him live yet. (Erased Tapes)
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