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FACT Mix 235: Ben Frost

FACT Mix 235: Ben Frost

Playing tracks by

Colin Stetson, Metallica, Chris Watson, Gordon, Lang, Wolfe, Tim hecker and more.

FACT mix 235 is by Ben Frost.

The Iceland-based Australian has been heavily involved in music since the turn of the century, but his breakthrough as a recording artist came with the 2007 album Theory Of Machines, and his reputation was cemented by its 2009 follow-up, By The Throat. Influenced by noise, dark ambient, industrial, black metal and classical minimalism, these records are possessed of a power – emotional and moreover physical – that is simply astonishing. Not for nothing for The Wire once moved to describe Frost’s music as “Arvo Pärt as arranged by Trent Reznor.”

Frost's mix – to the best of our knowledge, his first ever offering of the kind – reflects his current and enduring obsessions alike. Subtitled Ben Frost Has No Business DJing, it takes in visceral music from Chris Watson, Metallica, Tim Hecker, Burial, Colin Stetson and Penderecki, among others, and finishes with an excerpt from Music For Solaris.

Comments

Mutant Hour

beautiful mix . :-)

Headphone Commute

A treasure... glad to hear that Frost is actually listening to music again other than his own :) -- unlike in 2010, when he told me that he lost touch with the current trend of electronic music... I say, including Watson in the same mix with Hecker and then Burial, is far from loosing touch :) -- good job, Ben!

sycamore
sycamore

This is a very special mix