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Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby sparky on Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:35 pm

I saw Ben Frost ignite the dust in a Barcelona chapel a year and a half ago. His was one of the few performances involving one bloke with a laptop that I found genuinely mesmerising. That he was blasting out swathes of scorching, treated fizz from a mashed up guitar through said laptop probably helped, along with his grubby caveman appearance at the time. (Though this is not an unfamiliar look for people I've seen playing gigs with laptops, perhaps to compensate for using the very new, the polished iFlap, unsconsciously I'm sure.) He swang that thing like a murderer, and his guitar wielding was pretty good too, arf!

The two records that I've heard, The Theory of Machines and By the Throat are massive sounding, epic and primitive, both opening with their best songs in my opinion. But the rest is great too.

Enough of my drivel, here's his MySpace and here's the opener to his second album, "Killshot", something I listen to quite a lot.

Not for everyone. A companion at said Chapel gig seethed "tuneless rubbish, it has no point!"

My favourite comment was by a workmate who listened to "Killshot": "It sounds like helicopters." He giggled and took the headphones off.
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Re: Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby Rimbaud III on Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:45 am

Easy NOT CRAP from me.

Take your friend to see BJ Nilsen.
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Re: Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby LBx on Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:20 pm

i enjoyed the duo set with Tim Hecker at the past Mutek. but his albums, not as much. suppose i should have another listen...
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Re: Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby Red Square on Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:35 am

not crap from what i've heard of him...
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Re: Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby rashiedgarrison on Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:45 am

I got By The Throat. It's ok, but it didn't melt my face.
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Re: Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby AnthonyVillalobos on Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:04 am

Damn, is this really the only thread for Ben? This is blasphemous.

Frost rules.

Every record I have heard by the man is great.

Easy not crap. I can't believe this isn't at least two pages.
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Re: Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby andrzej on Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:38 am

NC !

this song, she's the goodness, probably

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Re: Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby spaceJam on Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:05 pm

Music is not crap. I love School of Emotional Engineering a lot.

Guy himself (according to interviews and people I know) is definitely crap though.
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Re: Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby boilermaker on Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:03 pm

rashiedgarrison wrote:I got By The Throat. It's ok, but it didn't melt my face.


I think that one is meant to slowly freeze your face not before inducing waves of creeping dread.
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Re: Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby Mama Clortho on Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:13 am

I like him ok. I always check out his new records and I particularly liked the last one, but I don't return to them often. Arty Trent Reznor.
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Re: Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby jimmy spako on Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:36 am

Mama Clortho wrote:Arty Trent Reznor.


Yes.

in the tim hecker thread, jimmy spako wrote:tried to listen to the new one.
god i hate this shit.
stuff like this & ben frost et al can fuck off.
they sound exactly like a very slightly artier version of trent reznor's soundtrack for the girl with the dragon tattoo where her back used to be. they work in the same way, really really predictable.


For the record, I like some earlier Tim Hecker.
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Re: Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby Mama Clortho on Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:11 pm

The new album, recorded by the guy that did Razorblade Suitcase, is pretty damn interesting.
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Re: Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby cerebralheadtrip on Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:29 pm

spaceJam wrote:Music is not crap. I love School of Emotional Engineering a lot.

Guy himself (according to interviews and people I know) is definitely crap though.


this is pretty much where im at
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Re: Music made by: Ben Frost

Postby Facundo on Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:03 pm

Not crap.

I saw him live ten or nine years ago with a hippie jacket in a spanish north coast electronic festival doing a droney thing it wasn't on his albums and nobody expected it, blew my mind.
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