Ben Frost has unveiled the first track from his highly anticipated new album A U R O R A, out on Mute – released in collaboration with Bedroom Community – on 26/27 May 2014.
Listen to Venter here:
A U R O R A, Frost’s fifth studio album, 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 series of films has been created by Trevor Tweeten and Richard Mosse, watch the first here:
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