A U R O R A named an ‘Album of the Year (So Far)’ by:Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Stereogum and Drowned In Sound
Ben Frost has revealed Regis’ Self Medication Edit of “Nolan,” taken from the forthcoming EP, V A R I A N T, out digitally on December 9th, 2014 and on limited edition vinyl on January 13th 2015.
Watch a film for “Nolan (Self Medication Edit)” by collaborator Trevor Tweeten below
In addition to techno producer Regis, the V A R I A N T EP features mixes from Evian Christ (listen here), HTRK (listen here), Hood 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 European 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 November 10th 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 November 13th.
BEN FROST :: L I V E
6 Nov Torino, ITALY Club To Club
7 Nov Rome, ITALY Romaeuropa Festival
8 Nov Bari ITALY Time Zones
10 Nov Brighton UK The Haunt
11 Nov Bristol UK Thekla
12 Nov Birmingham UK Capsule
13 Nov London UK St John at Hackney Church
14 Nov Manchester UK Gorilla
15 Nov Leeds UK Howard Assembly Room at Opera North
20 Nov Utrecht, NET Le Guess Who? Festival
21 Nov Bern, SW St. Ghetto Festival
22 Nov St. Petersburg, RUS Electro-Mechanica Festival
23 Nov Moscow, RUS Pipl Club
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
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 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.