Ben Frost has unveiled a new remix from the EP, V A R I A N T, and announced new tour dates in Russia, Brazil, and Australia.
V A R I A N T is released on limited edition vinyl and download on 8 December 2014, (U.S release dates – Download 9 December / Vinyl 13 January) and features remixes of tracks taken from his latest album A U R O R A.
Listen to Australian duo HTRK’s remix here:
In addition to HTRK and Evian Christ (listen to his remix here: http://bit.ly/1s7H1nu), V A R I A N T features remixes from 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) and raster-noton recording artist Kangding Ray.
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 North American tour continues this week and he returns to England in November for the first tour since the release of his acclaimed album, A U R O R A. Beginning on 10 November in Brighton, the tour includes a headline London show at St Johns in Hackney with support from legendary avant-garde minimalist composer Tony Conrad on 13 November.
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
BEN FROST :: L I V E
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/
22 Nov – Electro-Mechanica Festival, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
23 Nov – Pipl Club, Moscow, RUSSIA – http://piplclub.ru/
6 Dec – Novas Frequências–Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL – http://novasfrequencias.com/
11 Jan – Sydney Festival–Sydney Opera House, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
15 Jan – Mona Foma Festival–Hobart, TASMANIA
5 Feb- HiFi Bar–Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Pre-order V A R I A N T EP here:
BEN FROST :: O N L I N E