10/01/2019

Ben Frost Announces Vinyl Editions Of "Dark" And "Fortitude" Soundtracks; Out November 22

BEN FROST

ANNOUNCES TWO SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

CATASTROPHIC DELIQUESCENCE
(MUSIC FROM FORTITUDE 2015-2018)


DARK: CYCLE 1 AND 2
(ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES)

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 22
Photo: Salar Kheradpejouh (hi-res)
“Part of the reason the series is so effective in its handling of a narrative that could
very easily collapse under its own weight, is its score by Ben Frost.His motifs add terror when
here should be none, subvert expectation and add one of the most crucial layers”
- The Quietus on 
Dark’s soundtrack


"Frost’s work is by turns urgent, unsettling and alarming"
– The Guardian on Fortitude’s soundtrack

BEN FROST has announced his acclaimed soundtracks Catastrophic Deliquescence (Music from Fortitude 2015-2018) will be released by Mute and Dark: Cycle 1 and 2 (Original Music from the Netflix Original Series) will be released by Invada Records / Lakeshore Records. All will be available for the first time on vinyl November 22. Pre-order Catastrophic Deliquescence here.

Listen to Catastrophic Deliquescence’s title track here.

Listen to samplers from Dark: Cycle 1 and Dark: Cycle 2.

Catastrophic Deliquescence is a collection of Frost’s work for Sky Atlantic's Fortitude series and is available here on vinyl for the first time with brand new artwork. Over three seasons, Frost’s glacial compositions accompanied the critically acclaimed crime drama and this collection of work stands up as a release in its own right, entirely separate to the series. Frost has said “Only a few short years later it’s easy to forget how revolutionary Fortitude was when it first appeared - A head on collision of real-world science and environmental horror. The multi-national cast and a cacophony of accents and ideas. And it was a punch in the fucking face. And I am so proud to have been a small part of it.”

Dark: Cycle 1 and Dark: Cycle 2 are both released on CD and vinyl via Invada Records / Lakeshore Records. On these soundtracks Frost’s dynamic and ominous orchestrations provide a striking backdrop to the surreal German supernatural thriller, Dark, elevating the score to the status of a cast member. Says Frost: “Working in this strange and beautiful world of light and shadow has been a gift and an endless source of inspiration”.

Frost’s soundtracks and collaborations have seamlessly worked alongside his own solo releases and at times have informed his album releases, such as 2014’s debut for Mute, A U R O R A. The record took inspiration from elements of his travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo with collaborators Richard Mosse and Trevor Tweeten during work on The Enclave. Frost’s scores for film, television and performance include Sleeping Beauty (Dir. Julia Leigh, 2011), the score for renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor’s FAR (2010) and Music for Solaris (2010) which was co-written with DanĂ­el Bjarnason, commissioned by Unsound Festival and inspired by Tarkovsky’s Solaris. In 2013, he directed and wrote the opera interpretation of Iain Banks’s cult novel The Wasp Factory which premiered at the Royal Opera House in London. Frost released his most recent studio album, The Centre Cannot Hold, in 2017 and is currently working on a new opera, The Murder of Halit Yozgat, which premieres in Hannover in 2020.
 
  
(hi-res)
 
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