The next Forest of Sound features three amazing electronic artists with a fine pedigree: Svarte Greiner (Erik of Deaf Center), The Sight Below (Rafael Anton Irisarri) and Simon Scott (ex-Slowdive).
Forest of Sound and Gizeh records are proud to present:
Saturday 4th July @ The Royal Park Cellars, 39 Queens Road, Leeds, LS6 1NY.
Doors 8.00pm, price £4 advance / £5 on the door. Tickets available from We Got Tickets[http://www.wegottickets.com/event/48022], Gizeh Records (no booking fee!) [http://gizehrecords.bigcartel.com/product/ticket-svarte-greiner-royal-park-cellars-leeds-4-7-09], Jumbo Records [http://www.jumborecords.co.uk/ticket.asp], and Crash Records [http://crashrecords.co.uk/online/product.php?xProd=7463&xSec=28].
Svarte Greiner [http://www.myspace.com/svartegreiner]
Svarte Greiner is Erik K. Skodvin, half of the Norwegian duo Deaf Center Through his Svarte Greiner alias, Erik produces a hugely evocative and haunting ambience, never bludgeoning the listener with walls of sound, but instead relying on the dark emotion and subtlety of his music. His approach is incredibly effective and brilliantly minimalist.
"...the music of Svarte Greiner is practically perfect. It's like that sound in our heads we've been imagining for ages but had never actually heard." - Type Records
"The level of detail in these soundscapes will be sure to fascinate, as each creeping synth line, shimmering chime and estranged clang pulls you towards a deeper psychic plane. Organic and ethereal, the sounds of [Svarte Greiner] will be etched in mind for some time." - The Rock Blogger
The Sight Below [http://www.myspace.com/thesightbelow]
Hailing from Seattle, USA, The Sight Below melds the kind of warm hearted organic ambience that would make Tim Hecker, Fennesz or Stars of the Lid jealous with a true understanding of the 4/4 of minimal techno. This is truely awe inspiring stuff, techno music for a dark winter’s night or for a hazy summer's evening. So much so, he's even shown up on Thom Yorke's radar in making the Radiohead's lynchpin's top ten playlist.
"Meditations on suspended momentum and the opacity of perception. Weaving a dense latticework of mournful guitar drones atop an insistent 4/4 pulse, the album moves between majestic pop ambient epics and, in its quieter moments, blurred waves of sonic sublimation." - Big Shot Magazine
Simon Scott [http://www.myspace.com/o3o3o]
His debut album Navigare soon to feature on Erik Skodvin’s (aka Deaf Center / Svarte Greiner) Miasmah label, Simon Scott is set to be a household name in conceptual music. Simon is the former Slowdive drummer who puts out international experimental music with integrity on his label KESH Recordings. Through Simon’s dimly-lit soundscapes, we encounter shimmering melodies that gather and disperse through apocalyptic rhythms, surrounded by layers of harmony that hover over found-sounds. Simon has also collaborated under the moniker Seavault (Morr Music) with A.Ryan from Isan, and also goes under the name Televise.