NEW MUSIC: Ben Frost | Venter

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Ben Frost is one of those unique composers working in the electronic realm who is able to harness the visceral nature of music. His tools are synthetic yet he always seems to build tangible, almost organic elements into his work. Live he does the some thing, bringing a physicality to his performance as he bends and turns dials and switches. He was spellbinding at ATP in Melbourne last year and I particularly love his albums By The Throat and Theory of Machines. This track, “Venter”, comes from a new record A U R O R A, due out at the end of May on Mute/Bedroom Community. It combines skittering percussion with nightmarish sheets of static and synths, apocalyptic yet also somehow comforting amid all the sonic scree.

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