Monday, 12 March 2018

Ben Frost track preview and live dates

BEN FROST has shared an unheard track, ‘Self Portrait in Ultramarine’, from the All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated EP, which includes new tracks and previously unreleased remixes from Alva Noto and Steve Albini. Listen here:

Out on 23 March 2018, the new EP follows a series of dates, which start on Friday 16 March at Heaven, London. The show, part of this year’s Convergence, is a unique audio-visual performance featuring Marcel Weber (MFO) with support from Visionist, the experimental composer and producer Louis Carnell.

Ben Frost’s live dates also include Sonar in Reykjavik, ISM Hexadome in Berlin, at Schauspielhaus in Zurich and Nuit Sonores in Lyon, full details below.

16 March - UK, Convergence at Heaven, London
17 March - IS, Sonar Festival, Reykjavik
18 April - DE, ISM Hexadome at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
21 April – CH, Norient & Rewire present Sonic Fiction at Schauspielhaus, Zürich
11 May - FR, Nuits Sonores, Lyon

Described by The Quietus as “aural equivalent of a world turned to ash”, watch the video for the title track, ‘All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated’, a collaboration with conceptual documentary photographer Richard Mosse and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten: 

All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated is taken from Frost’s latest album, The Centre Cannot Hold was recorded over ten days by Steve Albini in Chicago. 

In collaborating with Albini, Frost chooses a new immediacy and raw directness. As an artist whose command of sound design lies at the heart of his practice, by placing himself primarily in the role of live performer and handing the studio recording process over to Albini, Frost continues pursuit of Theseus’ paradox; the question of whether a ship restored by replacing every single part remains the same ship.

All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated
Self Portrait in Ultramarine
Meg Ryan Eyez (Albini Suspension Mix)
Ionia (Alva Noto Remodel)
An Empty Vessel To Flood
Goonies Never Say Die

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