Ben Frost has announced a brand new EP, V A R I A N T, out on vinyl and download on 8 December 2014.
This limited edition EP features remixes of tracks taken from the latest album A U R O R A by British producer Evian Christ (following his critically acclaimed Waterfall EP and work with Kanye West); Downward label boss and techno producer Regis (previous remix credits inc. VCMG, Terence Fixmer), Good by Air affiliated experimental artist Dutch E Germ (previous remix credits inc. Fatima Al Qadiri and Mas Ysa); Australian duo HTRK and raster-noton recording artist Kangding Ray.
Listen to the Evian Christ remix here:
V A R I A N T :: EP TRACKLISTING
Venter – Evian Christ TF 12” Mix
Venter -Dutch E Germ Remix
Venter – HTRK Remix
No Sorrowing – Kangding Ray Remix
Nolan – Regis Self Medicating Edit
A U R O R A, performed by Ben Frost with guests Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily and Thor Harris, was largely written in Eastern DR Congo where Frost was working with Richard Mosse and Trevor Tweeten on the Deutsche Börse prize winning installation, The Enclave.
Following on from their Congolese collaboration, Frost, Mosse and Tweeten were last month invited by Time magazine to travel to a US aircraft carrier to document flight tests for the new unmanned X-47B drone. The film can be seen here: (LINK)
Frost’s autumn tour continues next week with an appearance at Unsound festival in Poland and the start of N American tour dates before returning to the England in November for the first tour since the release of his acclaimed album, A U R O R A.
The English dates start on 10 November in Brighton, and include a headline London show at St Johns in Hackney with support from legendary avant-garde minimalist composer Tony Conrad.
Already a critics favourite, A U R O R A has been featured heavily in the ‘Albums of the Year So Far’ lists. It is described by The Wire as “Frost’s most fully realised work to date”, by Rolling Stone as having “garnered enough enthusiasm to snowball into the ambient event of the year” and by Resident Advisor as “the darkest and most powerful recording of his career”.
BEN FROST :: L I V E
16 Oct –Unsound Festival–Krakow, POLAND- www.unsound.pl
18 Oct –The Wick Presented by Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy–Brooklyn, NY- thewicknyc.com
19 Oct –Contemporary Arts Centre–Cincinnati, OH – www.contemporaryartscenter.org
20 Oct –The Downtown Arts Center Black Box Theater–Lexington, KY- www.lexarts.org
21 Oct –Boot and Saddle–Philadelphia, PA – http://www.bootandsaddle.com
22 Oct –Sala Rossa–Montreal, QC, CANADA – http://lasalarossa.com
23 Oct –Le Cercle–Quebec City, QC, CANADA – http://www.le-cercle.ca
24 Oct –The Garrison–Toronto, ONT, CANADA – http://garrisontoronto.com
25 Oct –Mutek.MX2014–Mexico City, MEXICO – http://mutek.mx/2014/
28 Oct –Club Los Globos–Los Angeles, CA – www.clublosglobos.com/
29 Oct –1015 Folsom–San Francisco, CA – http://www.1015.com/
30 Oct –Amsterdam–St. Paul, MN – www.amsterdambarandhall.com
31 Oct –Constellation—Chicago, IL – www.constellation-chicago.com
5 Nov –roBOt Paths–Bologna, ITALY- http://www.robotfestival.it/2014/ita/index.html
6 Nov –ClubToClub–Torino, ITALY- clubtoclub.it/2014-en
7 Nov –RomaEuropa Festival–Rome, ITALY- romaeuropa.net/
8 Nov –Time Zones, Bari–ITALY- www.timezones.it/
10 Nov – The Haunt, Brighton – http://www.thehauntbrighton.co.uk
11 Nov – Thekla, Bristol – http://www.theklabristol.co.uk
12 Nov – Capsule, Birmingham – http://bit.ly/1xL0HzA
13 Nov – St John at Hackney Church, London – http://stjohnsessions.co.uk/
14 Nov – Gorilla, Manchester – http://www.thisisgorilla.com
15 Nov – Howard Assembly Room at Opera North, Leeds – http://bit.ly/1llrZIr
20 Nov – Le Guess Who? Festival–Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS- leguesswho.nl/
21 Nov – St. Ghetto Festival–Bern, SWITZERLAND- http://www.dampfzentrale.ch/
23 Nov – Pipl Club, Moscow, RUSSIA – http://piplclub.ru/
BEN FROST :: O N L I N E