Hannu Karjalainen and Eric Carl at Spektrum Berlin / Saturday, 09.12.2017
This December we are excited to present a stunning double bill of live ambient audio visual performances with Hannu Karjalainen celebrating the recent release of his album „A Handful of Dust Is A Desert“ on Karaoke Kalk and local support from lo-fi drone artist Eric Carl.
Finnish visual artist and filmmaker Hannu Karjalainen’s music draws inspiration from ambient, drone, modern classical and dream pop. His first album Worms In My Piano was released in 2007 on Osaka Records and the second album, Hintergarten in 2009 on Simon Scott’s Kesh Recordings. A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert, his third album – and the first under his full given name – arrives after a prolonged break.[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3346162224 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]
Hannu Karjalainen’s association with Karaoke Kalk started with his remix of Dakota Suite’s The End Of Trying Part III on The Night Just Keeps Coming In in 2009 which also featured remixes by the likes of Hauschka, Deaf Center, Loscil and many more. Now, luckily for all concerned, Hannu is releasing a full length album on the label in the form of the exquisite record A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert.
A Handful of Dust Is A Desert is instantly captivating and for lovers of ambient music, dream listening. As an artist who trained in photography and is mostly active in the world of visual art, Hannu Karjalainen clearly enjoys a great deal of creative freedom in his music. This is the kind of desert you won’t mind getting lost in and even take pleasure in roaming through the expansive sonic landscapes and horizons it embodies.[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3694995847 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]
Following his astonishingly powerful debut performance at the Kantine Berghain in September we are thrilled to have Berlin resident Eric Carl performing at Spektrum this December. The Ableton designer’s sound aesthetic is of lo-fi, minimally reduced ambient drones. Early this year, Eric released his debut album, “A Scent, a State for Each Chapter”. His audio/visual performance is an exercise in recontextualization, pairing his insular soundscapes with found 8 mm home video footage.
At Digital in Berlin we are excited to present this exclusive performance. We are giving away a pair of tickets for the show – send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with „A Handful of Dust“ as the subject for a chance to win.
Hannu Karjalainen & Eric Carl LIVE
Decks: D/B Sound System
Saturday 9th December 2017 | Doors 19:30 Start 20:00
SPEKTRUMberlin | Bürknerstraße 12 | 12047 Berlin-Neukölln