Ben Frost Returns With New EP, the First Taste of His Recent Steve Albini Sessions

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Now here’s something we didn’t even know we needed: a surprise EP from Ben Frost, the first proper sign of last year’s Steve Albini sessions.

Or as a press release put it:

IN THE SUMMER OF 2016 BEN FROST LANDED IN CHICAGO TO WORK WITH STEVE ALBINI. OVER TWO WEEKS – VAST SYSTEMS; UNSTABLE, OVERLOADED, AND ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE – WERE FED INTO AN ARRAY OF AMPLIFIERS INSIDE A CAVERNOUS STUDIO. SHAPES WERE FORMED, SPEAKERS WERE TORN. BEHIND THE GLASS ALBINI COMMITTED LIVE PERFORMANCES TO TAPE; SLASHING AT THEM INTERMITTENTLY WITH A RAZORBLADE. MORE THAN 2 HOURS OF MUSIC WAS RECORDED.

THE THRESHOLD OF FAITH EP IS THE FIRST RELEASE OF MUSIC FROM THOSE SESSIONS.


Ben Frost tour dates:
9/25 Essen, Germany – Maschinenhaus / Zeche Carl
9/29 Brussels, Belgium – Bozar
10/4 Paris, France – Biennale Nemo Paris @ Le Trianon
10/5 London, England – Electric Brixton
10/6 Berlin, Germany – Funkhaus
10/8 Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
10/13 Krakow, Poland – Unsound
10/18 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Muziekgebouw
10/21 Prague, Czech Republic – Lunchmeat Festival
11/28 Manchester, England – Victoria Warehouse / Transformer 2
11/3 Turin, Italy – Club2Club
11/11 Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who Festival