Icelandic experimental composer Ben Frost has not exactly been absent since his powerful 2014 album AURORA - he's worked on an operatic reimagining of Iain Banks' The Wasp Factory, amongst other things - but it seems like it's been too long since we've been pulverised by synths in a way that only Ben Frost can. Thankfully, that wait has come to a surprise end today, as Frost has unveiled Threshold Of Faith, an entirely new 7-track project.

Last summer Frost travelled to meet Steve Albini in his home of Chicago, to see what kind of noise they could cook up together. The ominous press release sent out with the announcement reads as follows:

"VAST SYSTEMS; UNSTABLE, OVERLOADED, AND ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE - WERE FED INTO AN ARRAY OF AMPLIFIERS INSIDE A CAVERNOUS STUDIO. SHAPES WERE FORMED, SPEAKERS WERE TORN. BEHIND THE GLASS ALBINI COMMITTED LIVE PERFORMANCES TO TAPE; SLASHING AT THEM INTERMITTENTLY WITH A RAZORBLADE."

Apparently the pair recorded two hours' worth of material. The 7 tracks of Threshold Of Faith constitute 27 minutes, which suggests that there may yet be more to come from Frost in the near future. And hopefully, this auspicious pairing will continue collaborating in the future.

Threshold Of Faith is available to buy here, or to stream on all your favourite platforms right now. Listen to the title track, 'Threshold Of Faith', below.