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Brandt Brauer Frick
Brandt Brauer Frick have no time for cultural pessimism. These three guys are way too busy actualizing their own unique vision of purely acoustic dance music “that sounds as if you created a common denominator for Steve Reich and Theo Parrish” (Groove Magazine).
“Using the tonal richness of classical instruments to play techno feels very natural for us, one can say that our music has grown organically out of our backgrounds. We had felt for years that most instances of combining techno and classical music lack an authentic approach. Instead of using only the typical epic orchestra or piano sounds, we love to explore the dirty and percussive sides of those instruments, adapting techniques from composers like John Cage or Helmut Lachenmann: preparing our piano with screws and rubbers, knocking against every single part of an instrument, until we find that one great sound.”
Whereas Daniel Brandt and Jan Brauer had already met in the Jazz Band of their school and later founded the project “Scott,” playing jazz-influenced club music, Paul Frick had studied classical composition with Friedrich Goldmann at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). When the three met in 2008, they discovered quickly that they should make music together. After releasing EPs on Tartelet Records and their self-founded labels Doppelschall and The Gym, their debut album You Make Me Real on !K7 is most intense manifestation of their unique chemistry so far.
More news from the BBF camp: the Brandt Brauer Frick experience -a purely acoustic affair- is now delivered by a 10-headed(!) ensemble. Curiosity is more than appropriate, as the band presents their original vision onto the stages of the world.