noctuidae at kraniche /
Svarte Greiner (Miasmah/Type)
Aaron Moore (Volcano the bear)
Svarte Greiner is the shadow casted solo guise of Berlin based
Norwegian Erik K Skodvin (B/B/S, Deaf Center). Inhabiting his own genre of Acoustic Doom since the early Type records days, his music and live performance can be seen as something of a time stopping cinematic experience, embodied by surreal peaks of guitar improvisations and low rumbling drones. Working otherwise with soundscapes both for visuals, film and as inspirations for his own record label Miasmah, he attempts to purvey something of a timeless and honest sound merging melancholy with horror.
AARON MOORE :
Primarily a drummer he generally considers any instrument or object playable in one way or another. Moore is a founding member of the English experimental group Volcano The Bear. Formed in 1995 VTB have been critically acclaimed as one the leading lights of the British experimental music scene. In a 2006 feature on the group the Wire magazine described them as “producing some of the finest, wildest British music of the last 10 years on record & on stage”.
As a solo performer Moore thrives on the unpredictable. Since moving to Brooklyn in 2006, he has been developing his solo work in a number of ways using 4-track tape machines, percussion, trumpet and voice to create methodical sonic environments, with the constant potential for chaos and collapse leading him to new territories. A habit for audience participation/gentle manipulation is also crucial to his live work. Moore is a firm believer in spontaneity. Being as loosely prepared as possible is his mother of invention.
Moore has appeared on over 40 albums with various groups & toured extensively in Europe and North America. He has a number of other ongoing projects including a duo with Argentinian improvisor Alan Courtis, Brooklyn based ’notjazz‘ group Gospel Of Mars and has collaborated/performed with Thierry Muller, Boredoms, A Hawk & A Hacksaw, and the LAFMS group AIRWAY amongst many others.