Socks for Nils / 09.30.2012

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Format: Digital
Edition: N/A
Runtime: 12min 11sec
Label: Ruhe Self-Released


I had a dream one night that I met Nils Frahm, an extremely talented pianist and very kind person, and gave him a pair of socks. Each sock had a kind message embroidered along its length, and this idea captured my mind. So before going to see Nils perform in Portland, OR, I composed three remixes of songs from his lovely album 'Screws,' recorded them directly to 1/8" cassette tape, and put the cassette in a box with a pair of socks.

These are the songs that were on the tape.

No computers were used when creating these remixes - a computer was only used to digitize the tracks after they had been recorded.

Piano sounds by Nils Frahm.
Glockenspiel sounds and tape manipulation/remixing/mangling/looping by Ruhe.


1. Never Stop Creating (Si Remixed) (4:11)
2. Never Give Up (Sol Remixed) (4:26)
3. Socks For Nils (You Remixed) (3:34)

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My name is Bryan Ruhe. As a 2013 BA graduate of the Creative Media and Digital Culture (CMDC) program at Washington State University Vancouver, I have the command of various software and hardware tools, creative thinking skills, artistic talent, and teamwork abilities that are required for turning concepts into design realities.

My background in coding (HTML, CSS, jQuery) and extensive use of Adobe software combined with my involvement in music and the fine arts make me a versatile and well-rounded individual. I have made use of my skills to complete a variety of client projects and to create successful brands and graphic identities including my personal record label, Clothbound Recordings.

I currently reside in La Center, Washington, about thirty minutes north of Portland, Oregon.

My other interests include hybrid media, book binding, vinyl records, board games, hiking, and magnetic audio tape.

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