Brandt Brauer Frick

Brandt Brauer Frick

Concepts and ideas come fast and furious to Berlin trio Brandt Brauer Frick. Having turned heads from the group’s inception with their classically-informed approach to creating techno compositions with acoustic instruments, Brandt Brauer Frick’s output has been characterized by a restless creativity. The search for new sonic territory lead the group to record with a full 13-piece orchestra, and later to strip down their sound to sparse arrangements featuring more electronic textures, and to record an aggressively diverse DJ-Kicks mix on a legendary club sound system using only vinyl dubplates.

Now, on the first new single release in over a year, “Holy Night”, the band adds a new element: the voice of collaborator Beaver Sheppard, who adds vocals to two new compositions. “We met Beaver in Montreal during Mutek and it was love at first sight,” the band says. “We had the chance to bring him over for a series concerts for some corporate shows in Switzerland and had 4 weeks of studio time and started working on songs together. These two songs are among the first we did together with Beaver back in 2013”

The partnership with Sheppard is a perfect fit; adding a slightly melancholy focal point to Brandt Brauer Frick’s percussion-heavy arrangements. The first fruits of the collaboration, “Holy Night” and “Poor Magic” comprise the new single, rounded out by a remix from Tom Trago. A full length album is in the works.


  • Holy Night and Poor Magic (feat. Beaver Sheppard)

    Holy Night and Poor Magic (feat. Beaver Sheppard)