Ben Frost ‎– Theory Of Machines

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Theory Of Machines 9:30
Stomp 8:26
We Love You Michael Gira 7:49
Coda 1:42
Forgetting You Is Like Breathing Water 11:13

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HVALUR 2 Ben Frost Theory Of Machines(CD, Album) Bedroom Community HVALUR 2 Iceland 2006 Sell This Version
HVALUR 2 Ben Frost Theory Of Machines(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Bedroom Community HVALUR 2 Iceland 2006 Sell This Version
none Ben Frost Theory Of Machines(5xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label none 2007
HVALUR2LP Ben Frost Theory Of Machines(LP, Album) Bedroom Community HVALUR2LP Iceland 2007 Sell This Version
HVALUR2LP Ben Frost Theory Of Machines(LP, Album, RP) Bedroom Community HVALUR2LP Iceland 2012 Sell This Version
HVALUR 2 Ben Frost Theory Of Machines(CD, Album) Bedroom Community HVALUR 2 Iceland Unknown Sell This Version

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jabeoo1

jabeoo1

December 19, 2016
edited 6 months ago
referencing Theory Of Machines, LP, Album, RP, HVALUR2LP
Sale on Bedroom Community website....... this album is 8.99 euro for a limited time !!!
https://bedroomcommunity.bandcamp.com/album/theory-of-machines-2
Michel-Trystero

Michel-Trystero

September 23, 2014
referencing Theory Of Machines, LP, Album, RP, HVALUR2LP
Repress is coming in October.
Michel-Trystero

Michel-Trystero

September 23, 2014
referencing Theory Of Machines, LP, Album, HVALUR2LP
Repress is coming in October.
Michel-Trystero

Michel-Trystero

September 23, 2014
referencing Theory Of Machines, CD, Album, HVALUR 2
One of the best experimental & abstract Noise-Albums get again a repress in october. Yeah.
chris.topp

chris.topp

June 20, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Theory Of Machines, CD, Album, HVALUR 2
This has to be one of the worst sleeve designs of all time. Bedroom Community is rightfully known to have ridiculous cover artworks, but this really takes the cake. What were they thinking? It nearly destroys the music for me, because everytime I want to listen to it, I have a vivid mental image of that horrendous cover before my eyes. Not to mention the unpleasent aesthetic experience of actually having the LP in your hand.
scoundrel

scoundrel

October 24, 2011
referencing Theory Of Machines, CD, Album, HVALUR 2

Ben Frost's THEORY OF MACHINES delves deep into the long, sustained tones of ambience and comes up with something dark and primal, like a Lovecraftian Elder God. The title track itself sounds like a prayer, complete with a pained growl of desperation. With "Stomp," the prayer ends, and what's left is a seething anger, one that never comes to the surface but instead bubbles underneath. The paean to the Swans frontman, "We Love You Michael Gira" is like a cardiogram for someone in a coma, but whose consciounsess is struggling to regain control. But the final, long track, "Forgetting You Is Like Breathing Water" harkens back to the first track -- another slow, symphonic build, with slightly de-tuned strings, like a concern in a submerged church. Most likely to Dagon.
asmadeus

asmadeus

January 13, 2008
referencing Theory Of Machines, CD, Album, HVALUR 2
I can only describe Theory of Machines as ambient hardcore. Australian born Ben Frost builds walls of noise that rise steadily and slowly, and come crashing down on command. Now residing in Reykjavik, Frost exploits all of the extreme properties of sound. Psychologically raw, punishing, and overdriven guitars, with reverberated pads and rhythms mutate into the white noise and back, sending chills that originate deep from within the ear canal and slide down to the toenails. Frost often made me scratch my ear canal and occasionally get up to check the monitors that sounded blown out, emitting graceful static. Coming from a rock background, and being a member of a band called School of Emotional Engineering, Frost is not particularly interested in electronic music, and rather relies heavily on dark minimalism and industrial noise to compose truly one of the most interesting and irreversible memory imprints of the year.