Berlin electronic music trio Brandt Brauer Frick have today unveiled a video for ‘Soba’ (feat. KOM_I), a track lifted from their album Multi Faith Prayer Room, released last June through Because Music. Shot in Tokyo, the video was directed by Timothée Lambrecq and you can watch it below.
We are huge fans of Berlin electronic music trio Brandt Brauer Frick and while they haven’t released any new album since 2019’s Echo, they have been busy with various musical endeavours. Last year they release Step, an EP that marked their return to club music, and now they are ready to follow it up with a full-length album. Entitled Multi Faith Prayer Room, the album was originally created during Art Basel Miami 2022 as an interactive installation which featured 120 voices from over 35 countries, and explored themes of faith, rituals, and the future. “We feel like we’re drowning in the present,” the band explained. “People are unable to project themselves into an idea of the future in the same way some did in the 1970’s, for example. We decided to reconnect with the concept of utopia and encourage positive thinking about the future in our own way, away from the rise of populism.”
On their forthcoming Multi Faith Prayer Room, the trio taps into multiple genres, including house, electronic soul, techno, electro-acoustic music, synth pop and future R’n’B. They have also enlisted the help of guest vocalists, including Mykki Blanco, Sophie Hunger, Azekel, Marina Herlop and Duane Harden. “We wanted to collaborate with people from various musical scenes and backgrounds,” the band said, “in the spirit of our concept for the Multi Faith Prayer Room”.
We’ll have to wait until June 2nd for the album to be out through Because Music but Brandt Brauer Frick have today released the first single ‘Act One’ featuring American rapper, performance artist, poet and activist Mykki Blanco. “I remember being struck by the idea that Mykki’s story transported so effectively, it was as if the ultimate spiritual room could be nothing more than a dance club”, Daniel Brandt commented. “And so it became the introduction to our album’s theme, the Multi Faith Prayer Room.” The single comes accompanied by a music video directed by Daniel Brandt in collaboration with TV STORE. Here it is.
Brandt Brauer Frick put together an instalment of our monthly mixtape in 2017. Be sure to check it out.
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.