Erik K Skodvin is unbelievably creative Norwegian. With Deaf Center he created one of last decade’s best albums. Cinematic landscapes, dark unsettling musical fogs of Pale Ravine belong to the best that imaginative and experimental ambient offers. Under his second moniker, Svarte Greiner, he explores much darker and murkier places. Somewhere between the area of our fears and nightmares and some empty unconscious void. Darkness is something Skodvin must be interested in a lot. In few weeks, new album called Flare is being released and this time, under his own name. Erik K Skodvin creates surprisingly chamber atmosphere, that is more blue and uneasy than nightmarish. (Two of Flare’s songs are below; full review of Flare very soon.)
Sonic Pieces is the best small label of this year, in my opinion. Monique Recknagel, who is the founder of the label, established familiar atmosphere and every album Sonic Pieces released, is a unique piece of hand work. And her selection of musicians is impeccable as well: Greg Haines, Dustin O’Halloran, Nils Frahm.
Two such original people together and you must get something spectacular. Besides beautiful Flare, more is waiting for fans of peculiar music. In cooperation with Experimedia, it’s possible to win unique Untitled LP by Svarte Greiner, packaged in handmade cover made by Recknagel (read and see more here). This LP is one of a kind, so the owner will be getting something really extraordinary. Something very own for people like Skodvin or Recknagel.
Erik K Skodvin - Flare by sonic pieces