Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble Premieres New Video, Kicks Off US Tour Next Week!

Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble Premieres
New Video, Kicks Off US Tour Next Week!

Mr. Machine Comes Out October 25th via !K7 Records

Check Out The “Pretend” Video Premiere HERE,
And Download the Free MP3 HERE

Snag The Embed Code via YouTube
(feel free to post + share)

Don’t Miss BBFE On Their Rare US Tour!

10/24 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
10/25 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/26 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
10/27 - Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
10/28 - Washington, DC - The Red Palace
10/29 – Asheville, NC – MoogFest
10/30 - Atlanta, GA – 529
10/31 - Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
11/01 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Down Under/FSU
11/03 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar
11/05 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/09 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
11/11 - San Francisco, CA - The Rickshaw Stop
11/12 - Los Angeles, CA - Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Germany’s Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble is releasing their debut album, Mr. Machine, next Tuesday via !K7 Records, and the band will also be heading over for a rare North American tour in support of the album. To coincide, the band has premiered their decadent new video for “Pretend,” a reinterpretation of one of Emika’s (Ninja Tune) songs from her debut album. The video was gorgeously produced by Park Bennett Films and directed by Julian Schleef & Daniel Brandt; it’s something you truly need to watch to fully wrap your head around. Head over to Consequence of Sound to check out the premiere, and be sure to download the free MP3 of “Pretend” while you’re at it!

Expanding on last year's Brandt Brauer Frick debut You Make Me Real, Mr. Machine takes the German trio's sound and concept to the next level, adding a full 10-piece ensemble and fusing minimal techno with classical instrumentation. This is an album which rewards repeat listens, as the sounds and arrangements are dense with intricate nuance.

The new album was recorded using a handmade approach, utilizing opulent and unconventional instrumentation: violin, cello, harp, piano, trombone, tuba, timpani, marimba, vibraphone, drum set, various percussion and a Moog synthesizer, the results of which yield an utterly unique sound palate. They’re coming over to the US (in their core three-person incarnation) for a full tour in October/November (find the full routing here).

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