If someone were to ask me what Australian music would sound like if it where born in and inspired by Iceland, I would definitiely describe Ben Frost’s music. It’s an uncommon juxtaposition, that works really well.
RF website Ben Frost’s performances as follows:
When performing live, Ben Frost embarks on a ferocious solo showing, weaving throbbing tribal percussions into his trademark sweeping waves of ambient and drone. Behind his desk he is swaying, head down, as he carefully sculpts his sound by means of knob-turning and button pushes, and along the way he straps on his guitar and adds some razor-edged sparks to the mix.
Music website Stereogum wrote a quick blog about the EP that came out in April 2018, calling the title track, Self Portrait In Ultramarine, “eerie and apocalyptic, led by pitchy strings that jolt the listener in and out of a state of perceived peril”.
Have a listen and head straight tot the Avalon stage on Thursday (05-07-2018 17:00) if you want more of this!