Another excellent double bill at D/B’s monthly event in Spektrum this October with Erik K Skodvin aka Svarte Greiner and Maxwell August Croy both delivering their exquisite styles of electro-acoustic treated sounds.
Erik K Skodvin is most known for his surreal darker compositions as Svarte Greiner or as half of the melancholic induced duo Deaf Center. He is a master of enveloping the listener into a world that is both monumental and suspenseful. Flame does so by subtly patching together musical influences from all over the map, centered around a heap of instrumentation. He is also aided by Anne Muller and Mika Posen on strings and Gareth Davis on clarinet. While his Svarte Greiner albums might dwell on minimal atmospheric darkness, Flame is awash in its own destructive concept of light.[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=448459963 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]
Maxwell August Croy is a multi-instrumentalist whose work fluctuates liberally between melody, classicism and experimentation, all while attempting to harmoniously represent all three. A student of the piano, guitar and Japanese koto, Croy has worked to expand the instrument’s heretofore constrained vocabulary to settings outside traditional Eastern musics. He has released a number of full-length albums as a member of experimental ambient duo En with James Devane and has collaborated with musicians Tujiko Noriko, Sean McCann, Mary Lattimore, Jared Blum and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, with whom he also co-runs the Root Strata label.
Erik K Skodvin and Maxwell August Croy LIVE
Decks: D/B Sound System
Saturday 15th October 2016 | Doors 19:00 Start 20:00
SPEKTRUMberlin | Bürknerstraße 12 | 12047 Berlin-Neukölln