Ben Frost has unveiled the V A R I A N T EP in its entirety via Pitchfork Advance this week. Out on 8 December 2014 (9 December in North America) on Mute / Bedroom Communities, V A R I A N T features remixes from techno producer Regis, Evian Christ, HTRK, Hood by Air affiliated experimental artist Dutch E Germ, and raster-noton recording artist Kangding Ray.
Listen to V A R I A N T here: http://pitchfork.com/advance/605-v-a-r-i-a-n-t/
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
Frost’s world tour continues into 2015, with dates in Brazil, Tasmania, and Australia. Full details below.
BEN FROST :: L I V E
6 Dec – Rio De Janeiro, BR – Novas Frequências
11 Jan – Sydney, AUS – Sydney Opera House
15 Jan – Hobart, TAS – Mona Foma Festival
5 Feb – Melbourne, AUS – HiFi Bar
27-29 March – Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival
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.
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”.
Following on from their Congolese collaboration, Frost, Mosse and Tweeten were recently 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: https://vimeo.com/105478034