Mr. Machine Sees a US Release
On October 25th via !K7
Germany’s genre-defying Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble premiered their epic new track today . On “Pretend,” Brant Brauer Frick and their 10-piece ensemble are joined by Ninja Tune’s Emika for a re-interpretation of a song from her debut album. The ensemble will be releasing their album Mr. Machine in the US on October 25th via !K7, and will be heading over for a full US tour in support of the release.
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.
With major festivals Coachella, Glastonbury, Eurosonic and others under their belt, Brandt Brauer Frick has earned a reputation of one of the most exciting new live electronic acts. This Fall they’ll be coming over to the US (in their core three-person incarnation) for a full tour in October/November (find the full routing here). This is a tour that you don’t want to miss!
Upcoming Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble Tour Dates
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
11/11 – San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw Stop
11/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Luckman Fine Arts Complex