On May 27, Australian-born noise/ambient artist Ben Frost will release his new album, A U R O R A, via Mute Records. Recorded in the Congo, and featuring guests like Swans’ Thor Harris and Guardian Alien’s Greg Fox, the album promises to be a massive sonic beast. Which is exactly what we like to hear.
Today, Ben Frost has debuted the first streamable song from the album, titled “Venter.” It’s a heavily percussive, atmospheric piece of music that grows into a stormy and overwhelming epic piece. This isn’t so much ambient music as the heaviest music you can make with synthesizers. Listen to it below, and be blown away.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.