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Woah, New Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason On Deck?

Well this certainly snuck up quietly. Yesterday, Bedroom Community announced plans for a new release from Ben Frost and Daniel Bjarnson, due this November. Holy shit, right? Wait, it gets better.

The piece, commissioned by the Unsound festival in Krakow, spawned from initial sketches improvised by Frost and Bjarnson to the Tarkovsky film of the same name (note, if you haven’t seen it, remedy your unfortunate situation poste haste). From there, the duo fed those sketches were:

fed into software designed to correct music which tried to turn their dense and distorted sonic input into a digital sequence of raw musical data. Working from data riddled with error and misunderstanding, a human score was orchestrated; the whole process deftly mirroring the core of the film’s own narrative of memory and loss, alien doppelgängers and emotional feedback loops.

Heavy.

Ben Frost’s By The Throat was my favorite record of 2009, and Bjarnson’s Processions just missed cracking the top ten last year. Even knowing this collaboration exists has me all tingly inside.

The tracklist is as follows:

1. We Don’t Need Other Worlds, We Need Mirrors
2. Simulacra I
3. Simulacra II
4. Snow
5. Reyja
6. Cruel Miracles
7. Hydrogen Sulfide
8. Unbreakable Silence
9. You Mean More To Me Than Any Scientific Truth
10. Saccades
11. Venia

Sólaris is out Nov. 7, 2011 on Bedroom Community.

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