Simply awesome... Frost reminds us that minimalism was never just the polished sheen of Reich and Glass, but also the sweat and grime of Michael Gira's Swans... A deeper, darker minimalism- menacing and claustrophobic
No equivocation necessary, By the Throat is a sinister album, full of moments that rattle cores... But Frost's work is more than a hall of terrors: These vivid instrumentals, which seem menacing at first, also feel somehow triumphant when heard again--new details becoming more crucial. By the Throat might frighten on the first listen, and it might shock by the 12th. But, somewhere in between, Frost--both a compelling new musical dramaturge and arranger--might just show you the silver lining of all these fears.
A break in the evolutionary ladder, a jump across links in the Darwinian chain, a re-mapping of sonic DNA... Frost has taken modern music off the respirator and sent it once again into the wild unknown.
The compositional complexity of Arvo Pärt and the sonic nothingness of Wolf Eyes... Yes, it is that good.