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Published on August 15th, 2014 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Ben Frost Announces Autumn Tour

Ben Frost has just released details of his autumn live dates, announcing shows in Europe, Japan, Canada, US and Mexico. The tour starts on September 20th in Oslo and includes performances at Unsound Festival (Poland), Mutek (Mexico) and ClubToClub (Italy) – with further dates to be announced.

These dates follow the release of Ben Frost’s acclaimed album, A U R O R A, out now on Mute / Bedroom Community (Iceland). Already a critics favorite, A U R O R A has been featured heavily in ‘Albums of the Year So Far’ lists and is described by The Wire as “Frost’s most fully realised work to date”, by Rolling Stone as having“garnered enough enthusiasm to snowball into the ambient event of the year” and by Resident Advisor as “the darkest and most powerful recording of his career”.

The album was performed by Ben Frost with Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily and Thor Harris and largely written in Eastern DR Congo. Starved of all the adornments of its predecessor (2009’s BY THE THROAT), A U R O R A is wholly absent of guitar, of piano, of string instruments and natural wooden intimacy. Instead, it offers a de?ant new world of ?ercely synthetic shapes and galactic interference, pummelling skins and pure metals.


August 15th–Jabberwocky Festival–London, ENGLAND- http://bit.ly/1hfUuoq

September 20th–Ultima Contemporary Music Festival–Oslo, NORWAY- http://ultima.no/

September 21st–Landmark @ Bergen Kunsthall—Bergen, NORWAY- http://www.kunsthall.no/

September 22nd—Tavastia–Helsinki, FINLAND- http://www.fullsteam.fi

September 24th–Museum of Modern Ukrainian Art—Kiev, UKRAINE- http://promo.azh.com.ua/

September 25th–TodaysArt Festival–Den Haag, HOLLAND- http://todaysart.nl/

September 26th–Bozar Electronic Arts Festival—Brussels, BELGIUM- www.bozar.be

October 1st—Conpass–Osaka, JAPAN- http://www.conpass.jp/

October 2nd–WWW presents–Tokyo, JAPAN- http://www-shibuya.jp/

October 4th–Amplifest 2014–Porto, PORTUGAL- http://amplificasom.com/

October 5th–Denovali Swingfest–Essen, GERMANY- www.denovali.com/swingfest

October 16th–Unsound Festival–Krakow, POLAND- www.unsound.pl

North American Tour Dates:

October 19th–Contemporary Arts Centre–Cincinnati, OH- www.contemporaryartscenter.org

October 22nd–Sala Rossa–Montreal, QC, CANADA – www.festivalphenomena.com

October 23rd–Le Cercle–Quebec City, QC, CANADA – http://casadelpopolo.com/

October 25th–MUTEK.MX2014–Mexico City, MEXICO – http://mutek.mx/2014/

October 28th–Club Los Globos–Los Angeles, CA- http://www.clublosglobos.com/

October 29th–Grey Area Gallery–San Francisco, CA- http://grayarea.org/

November 5th–RoBOt Paths–Bologna, ITALY- http://www.robotfestival.it/2014/ita/index.html

November 6th—ClubToClub–Torino, ITALY- http://clubtoclub.it/2014-en/

November 7th–RomaEuropa Festival–Rome, ITALY- http://romaeuropa.net/

November 8th–Time Zones, Bari–ITALY- http://www.timezones.it/

November 20th–Le Guess Who Festival?–Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS- http://leguesswho.nl/

November 21st–St. Ghetto Festival–Bern, SWITZERLAND- http://www.dampfzentrale.ch/

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