Last week, and out of the blue, experimental producer and composer Ben Frost dropped a new EP called Threshold Of Faith. The effort is the fruit of a two-week collaboration between the Reykjavík based musician and Shellac’s Steve Albini. A press release explains the process:
“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.”
Recorded last summer in Chicago and featuring seven tracks, Threshold Of Faith EP is the first release from these recordings. Grab the EP through Mute and listen to the dark and atmospheric title track below.
Coinciding with the EP release, Ben Frost has announced an Autumn tour across Europe, including live dates at London’s Electric Brixton on October 5th and at Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? Festival on November 11th.