Svarte Greiner
Knive
Miasmah Recordings
/
2017
Includes Instant Download
LP
17.59
mialp 039 RE / Includes Download Code
ltd. to 500 copies, full-tone color artwork
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1The Boat Was My Friend 4:17
2Ocean Out Of Wood 3:44
3My Feet, Over There 6:03
4Easy On The Bones 5:07
5An Ordinary Hike 2:59
6The Black Dress 9:22
7Ullsokk 1:09
8The Dining Table 5:11
9Final Sleep 5:36

11 years since it´s inception, the surreal and darkly romantic Knive still sounds like a mystery and something that´s hard to pin down. Svarte Greiner´s debut album feels like a trip into the forest at midnight, with all the sounds and impressions that comes with it. Spiritual, horrific and fragile in essence, it´s melancholic core is hard to shake off, and feels as present today as it did back then.

While starting off the sub genre of “Accoustic doom” back in 2006, it´s difficult to say what else to name it now, with it´s inspiration and elements from countless genres. The record flows through the dissonant cello´s and washed out vocals of “Ocean out of Wood” past the introverted church organs of “The Black Dress”, distorted guitars and wooden beats of “The Dining Table” to the operatic finalé of “Final Sleep”. Everything scattered with field recordings from crows, branches, walking, sleeping, rain, wind and who knows what. Knive stands on many feet, wherever they may be.

Erik K Skodvin´s path as Svarte Greiner have since been dwelling more and more into this world, picking each element apart to focus on them, stretching them out or cutting them down, looping, experimenting and flooding with reverb - trying to make time stop and night fall. But for now a re-visit to where it all started seems appropriate.