Ben Frost - The Wasp Factory - LP Vinyl

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c0012900
UPC:
5051083112055

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Album:
The Wasp Factory
Artist:
Ben Frost
Format:
12" Vinyl
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Following the CD release of Ben Frost's The Wasp Factory in December of 2016 (HVALUR 025CD), a limited edition transparent vinyl version is presented here. In advance of new music from Ben Frost in 2017, Bedroom Community present the definitive recorded version of his 2013 opera and directorial stage debut, The Wasp Factory, based on the novel by the late Iain Banks. Setting his unwitting characters against the backdrop of vast, implacable forces of nature -- storm, sea, fire, and even their own madness -- Frost reaches deep into his formidable arsenal to reveal an unexpected warmth, from the composer of electronic experiments like Aurora (2014) and Theory Of Machines (HVALUR 002CD/LP, 2006). The focus here is on the live sound of the Reykjavík Sinfonia, recorded in Abbey Road's Studio II and, for the first time, the human voice. He sets David Pountney's libretto to tuneful, even soulful vocal lines; an extraordinarily unreliable narrator describing scenes of extreme violence and horror in music of incongruous loveliness. Limited edition transparent vinyl comes in an edition of 1000.
1The Wasp Factory1:30
2I See You've Washed Your Hands Again2:33
3Death No Less4:56
4Low Tide0:27
5Blyth5:09
6My Greatest Enemies Are Women And The Sea4:16
7High Tide1:00
8To Be Mastered, The World Must Be Named3:36
9What Happened To Me2:56
10You Don't Have To Sleep3:47
11Stormfront2:09
12The Bomb Circle7:52
13Esmeralda4:53
14Eric Is Getting Nearer2:44
15Inferno6:10

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