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Melbourne, Australia (2001 – present)

There are two artists who go by the name, “Ben Frost”:

1) Ben Frost (born 1980 in Melbourne, Australia, now based in Reykjavík, Iceland) is a musician, composer and producer, whose early work included the independently released EP Music for Sad Children (2000) and for his band School of Emotional Engineering. However Frost is probably most widely recognized for his music drawing widely on influences of , , and best demonstrated on the 2007 release Theory of Machines.

Frost’s compositional catalog includes Music for Sad Children (2001, independently produced and released), the ambient guitar exploration Steel Wound (2003, and reissued in 2007, Room40), described by Pitchfork Media as “an exemplary ambient experience”, and the widely critically acclaimed LP Theory of Machines on the Icelandic record label Bedroom Community, an album which earned Frost huge critical acclaim and it could be said, cemented his place as an artist on the global stage.

Ben Frost has performed and collaborated with acclaimed artists such as Amiina, American composer Nico Muhly, Tim Hecker and Björk. He is the closest collaborator of Icelandic producer/engineer/composer Valgeir Sigurðsson in Greenhouse Studios Reykjavik Iceland, often contributing programming work to Sigurðsson’s productions. It is within Greenhouse that the majority of Frost’s work is produced, often in collaboration of Sigurðsson.


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  • Neirol

    This new stuff is uncommon. Overwhelming & disturbing, need more listenings. I feel kinda sorry for mr. Frost, leak 2 months before release date, phew.

    17 Apr 10:42am Reply
  • HarryManback78

    Aurora is the business

    17 Apr 1:54am Reply
  • adam_wrong

    the only way you could think of that connection is because there's a song on the album named Nolan, and it makes you think of Christopher Nolan, but yeah otherwise pretty stupid thing to say

    16 Apr 12:52am Reply
  • Derek-H

    To each his own, but no.

    13 Apr 7:36pm Reply
  • Tuntury

    I dunno, the guy who said that Aurora sounds like cheesy Hanz Zimmer music with cranked up distortion was quite right

    10 Apr 4:15pm Reply
  • A6otig

    A U R O R A is album of 2014

    9 Apr 6:29pm Reply
  • MikaelRikhard

    опять удивил

    8 Apr 12:34pm Reply
  • denniseckersley

    If you are comparing this record to another, you aren't paying enough attention.

    6 Apr 10:21pm Reply
  • Astral-Blood

    Enjoying the album but it doesn't really sound like Excavation at all.

    6 Apr 1:34am Reply
  • J-u-l-i-a

    Secant is incredible.

    5 Apr 11:28am Reply
  • Derek-H

    Glad you took the time to share that cool story with the rest of us.

    5 Apr 2:23am Reply
  • xxxKillianxxx

    never really liked any of his albums including the new one except music for sad children

    4 Apr 10:59am Reply
  • gabystarlight

    No Sorrowing feels like you're on a plane that's going to crash. [3]

    3 Apr 6:55pm Reply
  • letting_go

    no sorrowing feels like you're on a plane that's going to crash [2] you're goddamn right, that's what I feel brah

    3 Apr 11:05am Reply
  • ChelseaSmile95

    Probably the best album of this year so far. It's the closest thing to The Haxan Cloak's last year album I've ever heard. If you like The Haxan Cloak I bet you wil like it as well.

    3 Apr 9:58am Reply
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    3 Apr 6:54am Reply
  • sicknessreport

    ben frost delivers once again

    2 Apr 10:48am Reply
  • inglorious_

    no sorrowing feels like you're on a plane that's going to crash, sucks you right in, love this album!

    2 Apr 10:17am Reply
  • daMindkilla

    Can't literally stop listening to this album. Looking forward to see his show in Amsterdam. Nolan @ 5.21 gonna be MAYHEM

    2 Apr 8:44am Reply
  • Urubutsin

    N I C E

    2 Apr 6:17am Reply
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