THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD
NEW ALBUM OUT 29 SEPTEMBER 2017
WATCH THE COMPELLING VIDEO FOR THRESHOLD OF FAITH
“… sonic shades cloak and flicker with resonant depth, ingesting recent orchestral pursuits for something colossal” – NPR review of Threshold Of Faith
BEN FROST has announced details of his fifth studio album, The Centre Cannot Hold, out on Mute on 29 September 2017.
The Centre Cannot Hold was recorded over ten days by Steve Albini in Chicago. The music exists not in space, but in a space; it is a document of an event, of a room, and of the composer within it. It is music that is not fully controlled and appears to be anxiously, often violently competing against its creator.
An exercise in limitation and chromatic saturation, The Centre Cannot Hold is an attempt at transcribing a spectrum of glowing ultramarine into sound.
Watch the video for Threshold Of Faith, the opening cut from the new album, a new collaboration shot in the winter of 2016 in Reykjavík, Iceland with conceptual documentary photographer Richard Mosse and Cinematographer Trevor Tweeten: http://po.st/BFThresholdVideo
Ben Frost released Threshold Of Faith, a seven-track 12” and digital EP, last month. Pitchfork describe the track title track as “moving from heroic vistas into a garbled, snow-blinded melee. Distant choral pads, a glistening upper-register sheen, submerged piano, and groaning harmonies all stack up into a geologic crescendo that extends into infinity.” while The 405 describe the EP as “scorching and beautiful”.
Ben Frost embarks on a tour in autumn starting on 25 September in Essen, Germany, with a London date at the Electric Brixton on 5 October, full details below.
BEN FROST EUROPEAN LIVE DATES
25 Sep – Essen DE – Maschinenhaus / Zeche Carl
29 Sep – Brussels BE – Bozar
4 Oct – Paris FR – Le Trianon Biennale Nemo Paris
5 Oct – London UK – Electric Brixton
6 Oct – Berlin DE – Funkhaus
8 Oct – Madrid ES – La Riviera
18 Oct – Amsterdam NL – Amsterdam Dance Event, Muziekgebouw
21 Oct – Prague CZ – Lunchmeat Festival
28 Oct – Manchester UK – Transformer 2 festival
3 Nov – Turin IT – Club2Club festival
11 Nov – Utrecht NL – Le Guess Who Festival
More dates to be added, follow Ben Frost at the links below for the latest details.
THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD TRACKLIST
Threshold Of Faith
A Sharp Blow In Passing
A Single Hellfire Missile Costs $100,000
Meg Ryan Eyez
All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated
Entropy In Blue
Threshold Of Faith EP: http://po.st/BFThreshold
Threshold Of Faith video: http://po.st/BFThresholdVideo
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Ben Frost live trailer: https://youtu.be/ldAkBm6ZGGk
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