Ben Frost A U R O R A Live, Cleared – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – October 31st, 2014
Ben Frost A U R O R A Live, Cleared

Empty Bottle Presents

Ben Frost A U R O R A Live

Cleared

Fri, October 31, 2014

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

This event is 21 and over

Ben Frost A U R O R A Live
Ben Frost A U R O R A Live
Born in 1980 in Melbourne, Australia, Ben Frost relocated to Reykjavík Iceland in 2005 and working together with close friends Valgeir Sigurðsson and Nico Muhly, formed the Bedroom Community record label/collective. His albums, including Steel Wound (2003), Theory of Machines (2007), BY THE THROAT (2009) and A U R O R A (2014), fuse intensely structured sound art with militant post-classical electronic music, shape-shifting physical power with immersive melody, concentrated minimalism with fierce, rupturing metal.
Cleared
Cleared
Cleared is the duo of Steven Hess and Michael Vallera. Formed in 2009, Cleared began as a studio-based collaboration centered on the exploration of ambient texture and cyclical rhythms. Quickly, the project transformed into a powerful live experience, reinterpreting their studio material through the use of traditional drums and guitar, and sharing the stage with such artists as Oren Ambarchi, Radian, and Koen Holtkamp.

2014 brings the release of their third full-length album, Drown, on Chicago's Immune Recordings. With Drown, Cleared find themselves at the crux of both the light and dark components of their past material. The result is a truly lush and enveloping experience that is the sum of the band's evolving style and approach to composition, integrating elements of minimalism and sound design with the textures and spirit of early dream pop. Their most expansive and organic release to date, Cleared are proud to offer Drown as the apex of a five-year exploration of image, space, and sound.


The album is a staggering blend of stone-cold drones and
pitch-black noise elements that are piled up to form massive,
breathtaking soundscapes, all tied together by ultra-precise,
relentless drumming. This is all very unsettling yet strangely
mesmerizing, like watching quickly rising flood waters, deadly yet sublime, and completely irresistible." - No Fear of Pop

http://immunerecordings.net/artists/cleared/
http://michaelvallera.com/
http://stevenhess.tumblr.com/
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618