NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
New on the scene and ready to make an international splash with just two singles to their name, German live-electronics trio Brandt Brauer Frick is just the kind of hidden gem that MUTEK thrives on. That’s because this trio jumps out of the gates as unique as they come. Recalling the on-stage bureaucratic theatricality of mid-70’s Kraftwerk, Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer, and Paul Frick whip their prepared pianos, vibraphones, live drums, brass and string instruments, bass, and analogue synthesizers into an awesome combo of spontaneous jazz-inflected electronic music. Last year’s single “Iron Man” and “The Gym” EP deliver organic rhythms that settle not too far from legendary krautrockers such as Can, as well as new German live-electronics groups such as Wareika. And the trio’s stock is about to get a whole lot more valuable later this year, when Brandt Brauer Frick drops their debut album “You Make Me Real” this June.