Ben Frost announces V A R I A N T EP featuring remixes from Evian Christ, HTRK, Regis and more! US Tour kicks off October 18th.
Ben Frost has announced a brand new EP, V A R I A N T, released digitally in the US on December 9th and on vinyl in January 2015.
This EP features remixes of tracks taken from the latest album A U R O R A by British producer Evian Christ (following his critically acclaimed Waterfall EP and work with Kanye West); Downward label boss and techno producer Regis (previous remix credits include VCMG and Terence Fixmer), Hood by Air affiliated experimental artist Dutch E Germ (previous remix credits include Fatima Al Qadiri and Mas Ysa); Australian duo HTRK and raster-noton recording artist Kangding Ray.
A U R O R A, performed by Ben Frost with guests Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily and Thor Harris, was largely written in Eastern DR Congo where Frost was working with Richard Mosse and Trevor Tweeten on the Deutsche Börse prize winning installation, The Enclave.
Following on from their Congolese collaboration, Frost, Mosse and Tweeten were last month invited by Time magazine to travel to a US aircraft carrier to document flight tests for the new unmanned X-47B drone. The film can be seen here.
Frost’s autumn tour continues next week with an appearance at Unsound festival in Poland and the start of North American tour dates before returning to the England in November for the first tour since the release of his acclaimed album, A U R O R A.
Already a critic favorite, A U R O R A has been featured heavily in the ‘Albums of the Year So Far’ lists. It is described by The Wire as “Frost’s most fully realized work to date”, by Rolling Stone as having “garnered enough enthusiasm to snowball into the ambient event of the year” and by Resident Advisor as “the darkest and most powerful recording of his career”.
Ben Frost Tour Dates:
16 Oct - Krakow, POLAND - Unsound Festival
18 Oct - Brooklyn, NY - The Wick (Presented by Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy)
19 Oct - Cincinnati, OH - OH Contemporary Arts Centre
20 Oct - Lexington, KY - The Downtown Arts Center Black Box Theater
21 Oct - Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
22 Oct - Montreal, CAN - Sala Rossa
23 Oct - Quebec City, CAN - Le Cercle
24 Oct - Toronto, CAN - The Garrison
25 Oct - Mexico City, MEXICO - Mutek.MX2014
28 Oct - Los Angeles, CA - Club Los Globos
29 Oct - San Francisco, CA - 1015 Folsom
30 Oct - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam
31 Oct - Chicago, IL - Constellation
5 Nov - Bologna, ITALY - roBOt Paths
6 Nov - Torino, ITALY - ClubToClub
7 Nov - Rome, ITALY - RomaEuropa Festival
8 Nov - Bari, ITALY - Time Zones
10 Nov - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
11 Nov - Bristol, UK - Thekla
12 Nov - Birmingham, UK - Capsule
13 Nov - London, UK - St John at Hackney Church
14 Nov - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
15 Nov - Leeds, UK - Howard Assembly Room at Opera North
20 Nov - Utrecht, NET - Le Guess Who? Festival
21 Nov - Bern, SW - St. Ghetto Festival
23 Nov - Moscow, RUSSIA - Pipl Club