The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble – Pretend [MP3]

29.09.11, Words by: Ruth Saxelby

Like a look that shoots daggers, this moodily minimal Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble cover of Emika’s song Pretend, also featuring the Berlin-based singer, bubbles with suppressed emotion. It’s the first taste of the German trio’s new album ‘Mr Machine’, the follow-up to last year’s ‘You Make Me Real’, and sees their number swell to a ten-piece band enabling a whole new raft of real-world percussive possibilites with which to architect their tautly strung landscapes. Hence the slightly rejigged name, see? Worth keeping an ear out for.

K7! will release ‘Mr Machine’ on 24th October 2011. Catch The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble live at Fabric on 5th October