Sunday, May 25, 2008

Ben Frost - Steel Wound

From Boomkat:
"This is a grandiose, almost shoegazing record with hidden airy vocals layered subtly over the most emotive elongated clouds of processed strings this side of Slowdive or My Bloody Valentine. Just listen to '...I Lay My Ear to Furious Latin' and the album's crushing centrepiece 'You, Me and the End of Everything' and I dare you not to yearn for that classic Thames Valley sound. Towering waves of electric guitar rise and fall over each other and although you know the sounds are emanating from steel strings and a solid lump of wood, they also sound as cold and glacial as any electronic manifestation to emerge from Autechre's widescreen synthesis. 'Steel Wound' though is an album with heart, and it towers above any experimentation or wilfully obtuse soundscaping - beneath the electro-acoustic prowess and academic veneer there's a pop album waiting to be discovered, and like Fennesz before him one feels that crossover success can only be just around the corner for this remarkable producer."

Artist: Ben Frost
Album: Steel Wound
Label: Room40
Format: CD, Album, Repress
Country: Australia
Released: 2007
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music
Style: Field Recording, Experimental, Ambient

1 .011: Swarm... (4:00)
2 .014: ...I Lay My Ear To Furious Latin (9:12)
3 .018: You, Me And The End Of Everything (10:36)
Vocals - Sarah-Jane Wentzki
Written-By, Producer - Frost* , Wentzki*
4 .028: Steel Wound (9:21)
5 .038: Last Exit To Brooklyn (6:53)
6 .049: And I Watched You Breathe (7:16)


Ben Frost - Steel Wound (Rapidshare Link)

Ben Frost - Steel Wound (Mediafire Link)


Anonymous said...

thank dude

Ian Creedon said...

Doesn't work.

Anonymous said...

can you upload again, please?!?