Svarte Greiner - Moss Garden

First new Svarte Greiner release in 3 years now out! "Moss Garden" can be seen as a direct follow up to 2013´s "Black Tie" with 2 new long soundtrack alike compositions. LP + digital. You can also stream a 5 minute short version on soundcloud

' Moss Garden more than ever consolidates Erik Skodvin’s individual idea of soundscape. You can interpret his approach as an embodiment of the word Terrific’s amelioration: Developing from Terrifying over Intense to its modern understanding in a little more than two centuries. Svarte Greiner reenacts this metamorphosis within a single recording.'

Coming november 25th on Miasmah
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Deaf Center - Pale Ravine (2016 Miasmah edition)

It´s now 11 years since Pale Ravine came out, and it´s been out of print for almost equally many years. So finally i´m happy to announce the 2016 Miasmah edition of the Deaf Center debut album, originally released on Type records in 2005. Released as a 2xLP gatefold edition with the full-lenght album version, including the tracks that were previously only on the CD edition + a 20 minute side of unreleased material from the same timeframe.

‘Pale Ravine’ is the debut full-length realization of Erik K Skodvin and Otto A Totland under the Deaf Center moniker. More recently known for solo recordings under their own names on the Sonic Pieces label. The album, back then made in their mid 20ies, is an other-wordly sound collagé to Norwegian nature, theatricality and old silent films. The two musicians have looked deep into their own family histories to piece together a dusty and nostalgic epic, blending elements of classical and electronic music with an array of field recordings and a lot of fog.

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New B/B/S/ double album "Palace"
The second proper studio album from the trio of Aidan Baker, Andrea Belfi and myself entitled "Palace" is just released in connection with the 10th year anniversary of Miasmah. Expect a healthy dose of Hypnotic rhythms, Heavy drones & wierdness. Available in a gatefold 2xLP. Read more here

One of the most amazing things about the group B/B/S/ is that even though it does sound like the logical sum of its parts, listening to their output is like devoting yourself to an emotional haze of interaction. All based on improvisations recorded within two sessions at Golden Retriever Studios in Berlin, the ten new tracks, spanning almost 80 minutes total, are so fluid and natural that they abandon separating the musicians' individual contribution for a soundscape that is overwhelming in the best possible way. However, the place B/B/S/ puts you in is not a gleaming one: It could be imagined as an empty room with just a chair to sit on to be surrounded and pervaded by flickering guitars, effects and drums – a scenery that is as murky as it is gripping and best digested without further distraction. 

Making you feel comfortable might not be their main intention but Aidan Baker, Andrea Belfi and Erik Skodvin know all the tricks to turn this into an exciting atmospheric experience with plenty of vigour and hope shining through the duskiness. Their second album for Miasmah masters in tension that is building up like a blueprint, maybe starting in one room but revealing many doors, corridors and passages to explore. There are no dead ends in their Palace: It’s a dark territory and sparse in light but each turn is a success and each glance a revelation.


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  UPCOMING LIVE PERFORMANCES
   
  25.11.16. Miasmah 10 year evening @ Huis23 (Brussels, BE)
   
  01.12.16. Svarte Greiner support for Johann Johannson @ Funkhaus (Berlin, DE)
   
  02.12.16 B/B/S/ @ A Happening / Silent Green (Berlin, DE)
   
  03.12.16. Svarte Greiner support for Johann Johannson @ Bremen Teater (Copenhagen, DK)
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