RA Sessions: Brandt Brauer Frick

Words lovingly reproduced from those lovely people over at http://www.residentadvisor.net

Rave meets the concert hall on our latest live music film.

Whether as a three-piece or with a full ensemble, Brandt Brauer Frick bring a classical sensibility to club music. Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer and Paul Frick are three musicians from Berlin who got together in 2008 and struck upon the idea of applying acoustic instrumentation to techno. Five years on, the video for “Bop” is still the most powerful (and amusing) example of this approach—the trio appear wearing suits and blank expressions as they build the composition, performing the machine-generated thump of a dance track by hand. They’ve written three albums—You Make Me RealMr. MachineMiami—in this style, one of which was released as The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble. This version of the group, which features an additional seven musicians, is a bold proposition in the live arena. The ensemble blurs the line between the concert and the club, teasing seated audiences into acting like ravers.For their RA Session, Brandt Brauer Frick performed a tense rendition of “Bommel,” a track that lays bare the group’s ties to techno while sounding like no one else out there.
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