In the three years since Brandt Brauer Frick released Joy, which was one of our Album Picks of 2016, the three musicians have kept themselves busy, mostly composing, producing and releasing solo albums, music for theatre and plenty more. They are back as a brilliant acoustic dance unit and will be gifting the world with a follow-up, Echo, a more club-focused album that echoes their decade-long existence as a trio. “It’s about getting back to what we started off with,” explained Daniel Brandt, “but of course, after 10 years, we’ve gained more know how. When we were starting out we just had one microphone and a broken piano to make our first album.”
Preceding the album’s release through Because Music on June 7th, Brandt Brauer Frick have shared two tremendous tracks off it, ‘Masse’ and ‘Rest’. The latter comes with a video animated by Max Parovsky.
One of the most refreshing and thrilling things in music for the past decade has to be Brandt Brauer Frick. The acoustic dance trio from Berlin craft a sound that is as original as it is unclassifiable, combining traditional jazz instrumentation with electronica, and drawing influences from disparate musical worlds. Their last album, Joy, made it swiftly to our 15 Album Picks of 2016, so we're over the moon to present the intoxicating mix they put together for us this month, featuring tracks old and new from all around the globe. Press play and dance!
If you don’t have Joy in your life yet, you are missing out. The fourth album from Berlin acoustic dance trio Brandt Brauer Frick came out at the tail end of last month and we’re digging it immensely. The band have shared a spectacular live video for the entrancing and galvanizing ‘Away From My Body’ featuring Canadian poet-singer Beaver Sheppard and a 13-piece orchestra. Watch it below and check out the album version straight after.
Berlin’s Brandt Brauer Frick, the outfit of Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer, and Paul Frick, are set to release their fourth album, Joy, next month. The acoustic techno trio had previously incorporated vocals in their recordings, however Joy is “the first one to be truly vocalist-focused and song-centric”, explained a press release. This shift towards a more lyrically-based album is also thanks to Canadian poet-singer Beaver Sheppard, whose collaboration helped bring the album to life. Joy saw Brandt Brauer Frick navigating through several genres and styles, including krautrock, punk, drum’n’bass, indie rock and new wave. For a taster of the album, have a gander at the excellent opening track, ‘You Can Buy My Love’, in the video below.