Brandt Brauer Frick’s new album is joy
Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer and Paul Frick are the trilogy that give their name to an electro group, that since 2008, have been pushing dance music’s boundaries with both compositions, instrumentations and production methods that are anything other than, well, out there. But what would you expect from classically trained musicians that decided to turn their hands at techno?
So far they have released three albums; 2010’s You Make Me Real was chocked full of minimal techno, 2011’s Mr. Machine was a recording of a live set with a ten piece classical ensemble and 2013’s Miami was, to date, their career high. It pushed their sound, but also filled it out with melodic hooks and funky rhythms. 2016 will see the release of their fourth album Joy. Sounding like an amalgam of You Make Me Real and Miami, Joy gives everything a euphoric sheen, that pushes their sound to a whole new direction and, hopefully, wider audience.
Lead single Holy Night channels John Carpenter, Cliff Martinez with David Byrne crooning away in a late night lounge club, while the regulars get up to extra-curricular activates. There is the smell of danger, sex and excitement in the air, but if you want a quiet drink no one will bother you. As the band continues with its synth-wave techno parts of the contingent turn into a writhing mass until the music stops, house lights come on and everyone, ungracefully, files out into the cold night air.
Joy is released on 28th October through Because Music