Ben Frost

Threshold of Faith

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Threshold of Faith is the first fruit of Australian experimental artist Ben Frost's sessions with engineer Steve Albini, recorded during the summer of 2016 in Chicago. The pair balance hair-raising, finely tuned distortion with delicate acoustic instrumentation, creating a tense and unnerving effect. The title track combines swarming electronics with deep, plunging bass eruptions, along with unsettling Darth Vader-like breathing sounds. "Threshold of Faith (Your Own Blood)" seems barely related to its counterpart; it retains the deep, rumbling bass, but instead of distortion, there are crystalline layers of acoustic strings and pianos. "All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated" appears in two forms: A sparkling, fragile Albini version, and a brutal remix by Lotic which surrounds the original's twinkling tones with scrambled beats. The entire EP is haunting, surreal, and undeniably beautiful. More, please!

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