Draped in velveteen folds and gently ominous ambiences, the music of Benedikt Frey resonates with the kind of troubling ambiguity peculiar to the classic film noir and detective stories from the post-war era; crepuscular and incredibly sensual, sweltering and tactile in equal measure.
Taken from his longed-for debut album ‘Artificial‘ released earlier this month via Andy Hogge’s ESP Institute, the slow-burning ‘Dissolved Girl‘ got the visual treatment courtesy of film director Peter Odinzow, who re-edited images from old b&w flicks such as Arthur Ripley’s 1946 movie, ‘The Chase‘, into a fitting 5-min narrative where the figures of Michèle Morgan, Marlene Dietrich and Peter Lorre draw us back to the heyday of the Hollywood polar.
Artificial is out now, order a copy from Juno.
A3. H For Hysteria
B1. Road Of Jazz
C1. Running Away
C2. Dissolved Girl
C3. Private Crimes
D1. Hang Loose
D2. Pol 326
Benedikt FreyESP Institute6 October 2017ElectronicExperimentalTechno