Berlin dance trio Brandt Brauer Frick share their new album Miami in its entirety on NPR. Check out the exclusive pre-release full-album stream on NPR’s First Listen. Miami will get physical and digital release March 19 on !K7 Records.
The group recently premiered their stunning music video for “Plastic Like Your Mother,” featuring vocals from Frank Ocean collaborator Om’Mas Keith. Directed by Daniel Brandt and Julian Schleef. Watch the video over at The Guardian.
Om’Mas Keith is currently on tour supporting Brandt Brauer Frick’s European shows. Full tour dates below.
“Brandt Brauer Frick put the technique into techno.” – Time Magazine
“Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer, and Paul Frick [are] making some of the most beguiling dance music in recent years.” – Los Angeles Times
“Concert hall compositions for the clubbing generation.” –
Sometimes what you don’t do is as important as what you do. Brandt Brauer Frick have made name for themselves producing techno without the technology, using classical instruments in preference to synthesizers and computers. It’s a negative that’s had positive results.
On the Berlin trio’s third album Miami, once again it’s what Brandt Brauer Frick are not doing that is important: they aren’t slavishly following the formula of the album’s two predecessors. “Mr Machine [2011’s sophomore album,recorded with the a ten piece classicalensemble] especially was very planned and strict,” says Paul Frick. “We wanted to be more spontaneous this time. We wanted to do something very different, more dark and more rough. We wanted to write songs rather than tracks that slowly evolve.”
Another major difference is the appearance of a number of guest vocalists who had a big influence on the album’s direction. There are appearances from Jamie Lidell, Om’mas Keith (Grammy nominated producer of Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange, Kanye West, Jay Z), Gudrun Gut (Einsturzende Neubauten and German punk band Malaria!), Erika Janunger and Russian DJ and producer Nina Kraviz.
The album is accompanied by a new stripped-down live show: no ensemble this time, just the three protagonists and a specially-built stage set. The visuals will be created by Brandt Brauer Frick affiliated production company Park Bennett, which makes all of the band’s videos and is responsible for the overall visual concept for the album, inspired by Fluxus art of the ’60s.
BRANDT BRAUER FRICK
03/11 – AUSTRIA, Vienna, Chaya Fuera
03/12 – SWITZERLAND, Crans-Montana Caprices Festival
03/13 – FRANCE, Lyon, Le Transbordeur
03/14 – FRANCE, Metz, Les Trinitaires
03/15 – FRANCE, Paris, Point Ephemere
03/16 – BELGIUM, Brussels, Rotonde
03/19 – UK, Glasgow, Cottiers
03/20 – UK, Manchester, Islington Mill
03/21 – UK, London, XOYO