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Ben Frost

Releases the latest in a series of films for upcoming album ‘A U R O R A’ – out 26/27 May

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Ben Frost releases his highly anticipated new album A U R O R A – on 26/27 May 2014, and has just released the second in a triptych of films, created by Trevor Tweeten and Richard Mosse, here:

Last month saw ‘Venter’ released to the public, the first track to be revealed from

A U R O R A. ‘Venter’ was awarded Best New Track at Pitchfork and described by Stereogum as “It’s music that sounds as if it’ll break down at any minute from tension, and eventually does, as it dissolves into complete eye-of-the-storm calm right— and then all fucking hell breaks loose.”

Listen to ‘Venter’ here:

A U R O R A, Frost’s fifth studio album will be released on CD, vinyl and download, with a limited edition yellow vinyl also available.  A U R O R A will be preceded by a series of live dates, launching with a performance at the Village Underground, London, on 26 April and festival appearances including Sonar in June and ATP Iceland in July.

Performed by Ben Frost with Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily and Thor Harris and largely written in Eastern DR Congo, A U R O R A aims directly, through its monolithic construction, at blinding luminescent alchemy; not with benign heavenly beauty but through decimating magnetic force.

Starved of all the adornments of its predecessor; wholly absent of guitar, of piano, of string instruments and natural wooden intimacy, A U R O R A offers a defiant new world of fiercely synthetic shapes and galactic interference, pummeling skins and pure metals.

 

A U R O R A :: T R A C K L I S T I N G

01 Flex,

02 Nolan

03 The Teeth Behind Kisses

of Light

04 Secant

05 Diphenyl Oxalate

06 Venter

of the sun

07 No Sorrowing

08 Sola Fide

09 A Single Point of Blinding Light

 

BEN FROST :: L I V E

26 April – Convergence Festival, London, ENGLAND

15 May – The Button Factory, Dublin, IRELAND

16 May – Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, IRELAND

17 May – CLICK Festival, Elisinore, DENMARK

18 May – STUK, Leuven, BELGIUM

20 May – Muziekgebouw at Trouw, Amsterdam, HOLLAND

21 May – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, GERMANY

22 May – Berghain, Berlin, GERMANY

23 May – MeetFactory, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

24 May – Žedno Uho Festival, Zagreb, CROATIA

29 May - MUTEK Festival, Montreal, CANADA

12 June – Sonar Festival, Barcelona, SPAIN

11 July – ATP Festival, ICELAND

 

BEN FROST :: B I O G R A P H Y

Born in 1980 in Melbourne, Australia, Frost relocated to Reykjavík Iceland in 2005 and working together with close friends Valgeir Sigurðsson and Nico Muhly, formed the Bedroom Community record label/collective.

His albums, including Steel Wound (2003), Theory of Machines (2007) and BY THE THROAT (2009) fuse intensely structured sound art with militant post-classical electronic music, shape-shifting physical power with immersive melody, concentrated minimalism with fierce, rupturing dark metal.

In 2010 he was chosen by Brian Eno as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé program for a year of collaboration, one of the outcomes of which was Sólaris; a re-scoring of the Tarkovsky classic for Poland’s Sinfonietta Cracovia. The pair continue to work together on a range of projects.

Frost regularly collaborates with other musicians and artists; in the production of albums such as Tim Hecker’s Ravedeath 1972 and Virgins, SWANS The Seer, Colin Stetson’s New History Warfare and on various Bedroom Community releases. On the stage Frost has produced scores for Choreographers including Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Akram Khan, Gideon Obarzanek/Chunky Move, and German Director Falk Richter. In film he composed the score for the Palme d’Or nominated Sleeping Beauty by Julia Leigh, and Djúpið by Icelandic Director Baltasar Kormákur (with Daníel Bjarnason). And in the visual arts, where, with artist Richard Mosse, Frost travelled deep beyond the frontlines of war-torn Eastern Congo to produce The Enclave; a multi-channel video and sound installation that premiered at the Venice Biennale in 2013.

2013 also marked his debut as a director with the première of Frost’s first Opera, based on Iain Bank´s infamous 1984 novel The Wasp Factory.

These various collaborations and alliances underline Frost’s continuing fascination with finding ways of juxtaposing music, rhythm, technology, the body, performance, text, art -beauty and violence- combining and coalescing the roles and procedures of various artistic disciplines in one place.

BEN FROST ONLINE: 

www.ethermachines.com
www.facebook.com/theghostofbenfrost
www.twitter.com/ethermachines
www.myspace.com/theghostofbenfrost
www.soundcloud.com/benfrost




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