Ben Frost A U R O R A live (AU/IS)

A breakthrough act and major highlight of MUTEK 2008, Australia’s Ben Frost has managed in three albums to breed a new and visceral approach to sonic and cinematic experimentalism. His flowing compositions brim with howling wolves and distorted string sections, haunted clavichords and sustained guitar that all add up to fearsome melee that grabs the listener “By the Throat”, as Frost aptly titled his much-admired 2009 album. But Frost’s compositions are by no means uninviting – in fact they’re quite the opposite. The real talent behind Frost’s music comes from his ability induce longing emotion out of bristling source material. He can deliver a tribute to abrasive art-punks Swans – as he did on 2006’s sleeper cult-hit “Theory of Machines”. Currently living in Iceland, Frost also belongs to the Bedroom Community collective of artists, who all share the record label that operates under the same name.

A/Visions 4
MUTEK 2010, montreal

Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] 05/06/2010

A breakthrough act and major highlight of MUTEK 2008, Australia’s Ben Frost has managed in three albums to breed a new and visceral approach to sonic and cinematic experimentalism. His flowing compositions brim with howling wolves and distorted string sections, haunted clavichords and sustained guitar that all add up to fearsome melee that grabs the listener “By the Throat”, as Frost aptly titled his much-admired 2009 album. But Frost’s compositions are by no means uninviting – in fact they’re quite the opposite. The real talent behind Frost’s music comes from his ability induce longing emotion out of bristling source material. He can deliver a tribute to abrasive art-punks Swans – as he did on 2006’s sleeper cult-hit “Theory of Machines”. Currently living in Iceland, Frost also belongs to the Bedroom Community collective of artists, who all share the record label that operates under the same name.

A/VISIONS 3: MACHINE MUSIC REVISITED

Theatre du Nouveau Monde 30/05/2008

CANADIAN DEBUT Australian born, Reykjavik resident Ben Frost burst into the spotlight with his breathtaking Theory of Machines album released on the Bedroom Community label in 2006. But that isn't where his musical journey began. His debut long-player Steel Wound (2003, Room40) was lauded by critics far and wide for its exploration of the guitar and resulted in a major spot remixing none other than Björk. Ben Frost fully exploits the unique sonic resources at his disposal – blending visceral, minimal and haunting electro-acoustic fragments with more human, fragile elements – perfectly mirroring the singular Icelandic environment. On top of his compositional endeavours, Frost produces his work internationally in various forms including gallery-based installations, film scores and contemporary dance projects for the likes of The Icelandic Dance Company.

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Discogs

  • Untitled EP
  • Steel Wound
  • Anyone Can Play.... Anyone Can Sing....
  • Theory Of Machines
  • Journal Of Popular Noise Vol. 1 Issues 7-9
  • The Journal Of Popular Noise Vol. 1 Issue 8
  • By The Throat
  • The Invisibles
  • FACT Mix 235
  • Sólaris
  • Black Marrow
  • Everything Everywhere All The Time / Whale Watching Tour
  • F A R
  • Richard Mosse: The Enclave
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Like Ships
  • Triumph Of A Heart
  • Sprawling Fawns
  • Woeling
  • Thin Ice
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