by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble - Pretend (MP3)

Somewhere between techno and the work of modern composers, German trio Brandt Brauer Frick make the kind of music you could imagine being played at Alice Tully Hall or a Brooklyn club. It's an alluring hybrid which can be heard on their new album, Mr Machine, which is out this week on K7. Apreggios still bubble, but in this case they're made by harps and vibraphones. Check out an MP3 of the single "Pretend" at the top of this post which features Emika who opened for Amon Tobin in Brooklyn last night (and does again tonight). The video for that song is below.

While they've left their nine-piece Ensemble in Germany, Brandt Brauer Frick will be touring North America as a trio, which, as previously mentioned, kicks off Thursday night (10/27) at Glasslands (with Humans and Populette). All BBF tour dates and some videos are below.

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Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble - Pretend

Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble - Mr Machine

Brandt Brauer Frick - 2011 Tour Dates
10/27 BROOKLYN, NY Glasslands
10/28 WASHINGTON, DC The Red Palace
10/29 ASHEVILLE, NC MoogFest
10/30 ATLANTA, GA 529
10/31 ORLANDO, FL The Back Booth
11/01 TALLAHASSEE, FL Club Down Under
11/01 TALLAHASSEE, FL Club Down Under
11/01 TALLAHASSEE, FL Club Down Under
11/01 TALLAHASSEE, FL Club Down Under
11/03 DALLAS, TX The Prophet Bar
11/05 AUSTIN, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/09 SAN DIEGO, CA Soda Bar
11/11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Rickshaw Stop
11/12 LOS ANGELES, CA Luckman Fine Arts Complex