- The Carpathians
- O God Protect Me
- Untitled Transient
- Peter Venkman Pt.I
- Peter Venkman Pt.II
- Leo Needs A New Pair Of Shoes
- Through The Glass Of The Roof
- Through The Roof Of Your Mouth
- Through The Mouth of Your Eye
- BONUS TRACK: Studies for Michael Gira
- BONUS TRACK: Theory of Machines (Reprise)
Ben Frost represents one of today’s new breed of composers who conjures an aural broth that inhabits an amorphous cross-section of genres. It's impossible to truly classify where he is coming from musically and to simply label him an experimental electronic musician brings no justice whatsoever. His recent performance at Sonar was heralded by Resident Advisor as being "awe inspiring...the most visceral show of the festival".
The music Ben Frost is about contrast; influenced as much by Classical Minimalism as by Punk Rock and Metal, Frost's throbbing guitar-based textures emerge from nothing and slowly coalesce into huge, forbidding forms that often eschew conventional structures in favor of the inevitable unfoldings of vast mechanical systems.
Three years from the release of his acclaimed Theory of Machines, Frost has returned with his second full-length for Bedroom Community, BY THE THROAT. Where Theory of Machines came sterilized in fluorescent light, BY THE THROAT is blood red and cloaked in shadow. Produced in Iceland by Ben Frost and Valgeir Sigurðsson, BY THE THROAT also features performances by Amiina, The Arcade Fire's Jeremy Gara, Swedish metal outfit Crowpath and composer Nico Muhly.
What the press says
Like a great horror film where one wants desperately to look away but cannot, it attracts and repels so convincingly that one must listen to it over and again in order to uncover its many—often terrible—secrets.
Frost's work is more than a hall of terrors: These vivid instrumentals, which seem menacing at first, also feel somehow triumphant when heard again – new details becoming more crucial. By the Throat might frighten on the first listen, and it might shock by the 12th. But, somewhere in between, Frost – both a compelling new musical dramaturge and arranger – might just show you the silver lining of all these fears.
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On the web
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