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Theory of Machines

by Ben Frost

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Was Ist Das?
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Was Ist Das? Stunning break out album, huge, building electronic intensity. Sounds amazing in lossless formats through big speakers Favorite track: Theory of Machines.
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eddie james (rearview) like having your eardrums burned by frostbite Favorite track: Stomp.
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David Knights Cowling One of the most beautiful and inspiring tracks I've ever heard. It is a soundscape, a song, and a dream. Favorite track: Theory of Machines.
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aworldofsound Paced like a great work of literature with unrivaled moments of intensity delivered via layers upon layers of both visceral and fragile sounds. This album is flawless. Favorite track: Theory of Machines.
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davedave I seen Ben Frost live in Glasgow a few years ago and was embarrassed by the very low turn out to the gig (about ten people in a hall that could have held 300). He still played a blistering yet tender and utterly beautiful set, the likes of which I’ve rarely seen. At the end he came to the front of the stage and thanked us few for coming. An amazing musician. Buy his records, go see him live. One of a kind in many ways.
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Stomp 08:26
...Coda 01:42


released March 1, 2007

Written & performed by Ben Frost.

Additional programming and other psycho-acoustic wonders executed by Lawrence English.

Recorded in various locations including The Playhouse Bondi – Australia and Greenhouse Studios Reykjavik – Iceland.

Gongs and Ambient Percussion Performed by Sigtryggur Baldursson. String ‘section’ performed by Russell Fawcus.

Stomp contains sample from Red Sheet. Written by Michael Gira/Swans ©1991 Young God Records Young God Publishing (ASCAP) Used with permission.

Written by Ben Frost Daniel Rejmer Sean Albers. Performed by School of Emotional Engineering. Recorded by Daniel Rejmer at Sing Sing Studios and Abercorn Studios Melbourne – Australia.

Written by Ben Frost. Performed by Ben Frost, Hildur Ingveldardóttir, Guðnadóttir, Sigtryggur Baldursson.

The title Forgetting You... is a borrowed sentiment from Dynamite by Stina Nordenstam.

Recorded and mixed by Valgeir Sigurðsson & Ben Frost.

Additional Vinyl Edition Credits:

Artwork adapted for Vinyl by Sturla Mio Þórisson

Vinyl mastering by Lupo at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin

Theory of Machines was assembled and mixed by Ben Frost & Valgeir Sigurðsson in Greenhouse Studios Reykjavik – Iceland.

Mastered By Valgeir Sigurðsson

All works written by Ben Frost ©2006 – copyright control except Coda ©2006 Ben Frost, Daniel Rejmer, Sean Albers. – all copyright control.

School of Emotional Engineering is Ben Frost, Daniel Rejmer, Jova Andy,Hazel Russell Fawcus. They appear courtesy of themselves.

Artwork directed by Ben Frost Jette Jonkers. Photographed by Charlie Strand at Dýraspítalinn Reykjavik – Iceland and was partly inspired by Victor Boullet’s Oblivion.

Artwork designed by dave Ladd

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Ben Frost uses software by Ableton and Native Instruments

No man is an island. This recording was a process that was, at various points influenced in direction, procedure, and realisation by the following individuals: Daniel Rejmer, Darrin Verhagen, Jette and Árora Jonkers, Lawrence English, Nico Muhly, Scott Horscoft, Sruli Recht, Valgeir Sigurðsson.

I simply could not do what I do without my family and my friends – thank you all, for every single thing. Ben Frost 2006.

©2006 Bedroom Community


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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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