“An exercise in restraint, endurance and chromatic saturation” – MOJO
“…a molten core shines through providing just enough fire to keep the shadows from overwhelming the light” – CRACK MAGAZINE
“…filled with frustration and anger, yet not without a dark humour” – The Quietus
Ben Frost has shared an unheard track, ‘Self Portrait in Ultramarine’, from the All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated EP, which includes new tracks and previously unreleased remixes from Alva Noto and Steve Albini.
Out on 23 March 2018, the new EP follows a series of dates, which start on Friday 16 March at Heaven, London. The show, part of this year’s Convergence, is a unique audio-visual performance featuring Marcel Weber (MFO) with support from Visionist, the experimental composer and producer Louis Carnell.
Ben Frost’s live dates also include Sonar in Reykjavik, ISM Hexadome in Berlin, at Schauspielhaus in Zurich and Nuit Sonores in Lyon, full details below.
BEN FROST LIVE
16 March – UK, Convergence at Heaven, London
17 March – IS, Sonar Festival, Reykjavik
18 April – DE, ISM Hexadome at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
21 April – CH, Norient & Rewire present Sonic Fiction at Schauspielhaus, Zürich
11 May – FR, Nuits Sonores, Lyon
Described by The Quietus as “aural equivalent of a world turned to ash”, watch the video for the title track, ‘All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated’, a collaboration with conceptual documentary photographer Richard Mosse and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten
All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated is taken from Frost’s latest album, The Centre
Cannot Hold was recorded over ten days by Steve Albini in Chicago. In collaborating with Albini, Frost chooses a new immediacy and raw directness. As an artist whose command of sound design lies at the heart of his practice, by placing himself primarily in the role of live performer and handing the studio recording process over to Albini, Frost continues pursuit of Theseus’ paradox; the question of whether a ship restored by replacing every single part remains the same ship.
ALL THAT YOU LOVE WILL BE EVISCERATED TRACKLIST
All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated
Self Portrait in Ultramarine
Meg Ryan Eyez (Albini Suspension Mix)
Ionia (Alva Noto Remodel)
An Empty Vessel To Flood
Goonies Never Say Die
FURTHER PRAISE FOR BEN FROST
“… sonic shades cloak and flicker with resonant depth, ingesting recent orchestral pursuits for something colossal” – NPR
“moving from heroic vistas into a garbled, snow-blinded melee. Distant choral pads, a glistening upper-register sheen, submerged piano, and groaning harmonies all stack up into a geologic crescendo that extends into infinity.” – Pitchfork
“…compelling” Echoes & Dust
“…engrossing… from first hammer blow to last squeak” – The 405
“…shows off a more compositionally direct Frost, focusing on heaviosity and purer sound by getting in Steve Albini to capture live sessions direct to tape” – The Wire