A U R O R A

by Ben Frost

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Daniel Ruben
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Daniel Ruben There's so much energy in this - it's frenetic and beguiling, the clanging of bells, the metallurgy of the basses and timbres, the plays of dissonance and dynamics - it's invigorating, it shimmers, it takes me over, it's like a thundercloud showering cold rain or like the birth of a star. On the liminal edges of sleep it fucks with your hypnagogia. I'm fascinated by this album.
Travis Niemeyer
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Travis Niemeyer It lives up to the hype. Waves of sound crash into your heart, igniting your mind, and giving you palpitations of wonderment.
Dan Maharry
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Dan Maharry One of my favourite albums of 2014. A few years ago I watched the Abel Ferrara film, Bad Lieutenant. In it Harvey Keitel plays a corrupt cop sinking ever lower into depravity, one low leading to another in a spiral of self-disgust. There is no redemption, just an express trip through seven levels of mental hell. A U R O R A to me is the soundtrack to that mental journey - metallic, seething, broiling, the only way out is death.
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A U R O R A is Ben Frost’s highly anticipated fifth solo release, his first since the widely acclaimed 2009 album BY THE THROAT.

A U R O R A aims directly, through its monolithic construction, at blinding luminescent alchemy; not with benign heavenly beauty but through decimating magnetic force.

This is no pristine vision of digital music, it is a filthy, uncivilized offering of interrupted future time where emergency flares illuminate ruined nightclubs and the faith of the dancefloor rests in a diesel-powered generator spewing forth its own extinction, eating rancid fuel so loudly it threatens to overrun the very music it is powering.

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released May 26, 2014

Performed by Ben Frost with Shahzad Ismaily, Greg Fox and Thor Harris.

Production Executed by Ben Frost, Paul Corley, Valgeir Sigurðsson and Daniel Rejmer.

Additional Sound Designs and Production by Lawrence English and Tim Hecker.

Recorded between 2011 and 2013 in Eastern DR Congo, EMPAC New York and Reykjavík by Daniel Rejmer, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Paul Corley, Paul Evans and Ben Frost.

Assisted by Alexander Overington, Jonathan Kawchuk, Emanuele Porcinai and Adrian Libeyre Ramirez.

Mixed, Mastered and laid to rest by Valgeir Sigurðsson and Ben Frost at Greenhouse Studios, Reykjavík Iceland in December 2013.

Additional mixing by Daniel Rejmer.

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The music of Ben Frost is about contrast; influenced as much by Classical Minimalism as by Punk Rock and Metal, Frost's throbbing guitar-based textures emerge from nothing and slowly coalesce into huge, forbidding forms that often eschew conventional structures in favor of the inevitable unfoldings of vast mechanical systems. ... more

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