Ben Frost – Ionia (Jlin Rework)

Ben Frost has unveiled a new reworking of his track Ionia by footwork and IDM prodigy Jlin. Available now on vinyl and download, you can listen to Jlin’s reworking of Ionia here.

Frost has also announced details of a performance at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art on October 11 ahead of the release of his fifth studio album, The Centre Cannot Hold, out September 29 on Mute.

In addition, Frost will return to London in the new year, and play a special date for a unique audio-visual performance featuring Marcel Weber (MFO) at Heaven on March 16, part of the Convergence festival series.

The Centre Cannot Hold was recorded over ten days by Steve Albini in Chicago. The music exists not in space, but in a space; it is a document of an event, of a room, and of the composer within it. It is music that is not fully controlled and appears to be anxiously, often violently competing against its creator.

In collaborating with Albini, Frost chooses a new immediacy and raw directness. As an artist whose command of sound design lies at the heart of his practice, by placing himself primarily in the role of live performer and handing the studio recording process over to Albini, Frost continues pursuit of Theseus’ paradox; the question of whether a ship restored by replacing every single part remains the same ship.

Watch the video for Threshold Of Faith, the opening cut from the new album here. The video is a new collaboration shot in the winter of 2016 in Reykjavík, Iceland with conceptual documentary photographer Richard Mosse and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten.

The Centre Cannot Hold is out September 29 via Mute. Pre-order here.