FACT mix 235 is by Ben Frost.
The Iceland-based Australian has been heavily involved in music since the turn of the century, but his breakthrough as a recording artist came with the 2007 album Theory Of Machines, and his reputation was cemented by its 2009 follow-up, By The Throat. Influenced by noise, dark ambient, industrial, black metal and classical minimalism, these records are possessed of a power – emotional and moreover physical – that is simply astonishing. Not for nothing for The Wire once moved to describe Frost’s music as “Arvo Pärt as arranged by Trent Reznor.”
Frost's mix – to the best of our knowledge, his first ever offering of the kind – reflects his current and enduring obsessions alike. Subtitled Ben Frost Has No Business DJing, it takes in visceral music from Chris Watson, Metallica, Tim Hecker, Burial, Colin Stetson and Penderecki, among others, and finishes with an excerpt from Music For Solaris.