Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ben Frost - By the Throat

Ben Frost - Born 1980 Melbourne Australia, lives Reykjavík Iceland

The music Ben Frost is about contrast; influenced as much by Classical Minimalism as by Punk Rock and Metal, Frost’s throbbing guitar-based textures emerge from nothing and slowly coalesce into huge, forbidding forms that often eschew conventional structures in favor of the inevitable unfoldings of vast mechanical systems.

“…The emotional power of Frost’s music comes precisely from the stark contrast between extremely basic musical material and the deadly virtual instruments he invents to perform it… This is Arvo Pärt as arranged by Trent Reznor” –Wire Magazine, 2007

(Taken from

1. Killshot
2. The Carpathians
3. O God protect me
4. Hibakusja
5. Untitled Transient
6. Peter Venkman Part I
7. Peter Venkman Part II
8. Leo needs a new pair of shoes
9. Through the glass of the roof
10. Through the roof of your mouth
11. Through the mouth of your eye
12. Studies for Michael Gira
13. Theory of Machines (Reprise)


  1. Great album, best of '09 for me, though it's a close call with Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble's 'Here Be Dragons'.

  2. this is great, thanks for it

  3. Too bad that the links are dead...