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Deaf Center
Low Distance

Eight years after Owl Splinters the Norwegian two-piece made up of Miasmah records head Erik K. Skodvin (Svarte Greiner) and Otto A. Totland (Nest) return for their third full length album. Comparatively stripped back they once again show their skills at weaving mysterious and captivating electronics and ambient soundscapes which can both enthral and unnerve.

Deaf Center / Svarte Greiner
Owl Splinters / Twin

An hour and a half of unravelling electro-acoustic Norse folk doom, gorgeous pitter-pattering piano and lots and lots of spooooky cello drones? That’ll be 2011’s Owl Splinters by Deaf Center (Erik Skodvin and Otto A. Totland), along with its companion piece Twin by Skodvin’s Svarte Greiner pseudonym. Here it is reissued in full with new cover photographs by Joshua Zucker-Pluda.

Erik K Skodvin & Rauelsson
A Score for Darling

A Score For Darling is the (rather self-aware in terms of title) soundtrack to Birgitte Staermose’s film Darling, an emotionally potent tale of a dancer’s life. Erik K Skodvin and Rauelsson, both presenting their first ever soundtrack work here, have done an impressive job, drawing on the additional talents of Christophe Berg and Anne Muller to expand their instrumentation. Vinyl release on Sonic Pieces.
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Otto A Totland
The Lost

Otto A Totland, also known as approximately 50% of Deaf Center, returns with his first solo release in three years. The Lost continues in the vein of Totland’s debut Pinô, with haunting pieces for upright piano. Like for instance Goldmund and Daigo Hanada, the instrument sounds as if mic'd very close to the keyboard, with softened notes and the fluttering texture of fingers and keys. Totland’s melodies are, as ever, sophisticated and plaintive. Wait for a rainy day, then stick it on near a window. Presented in beautiful textile packaging by the unostentatiously-named Sonic Pieces.
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Svarte Greiner
Knive

Miasmah label boss Erik Skodvin brings a reissue of his debut full length as Svarte Greiner. Knife was released on Type in 2006, and fully introduced his dark ambient world. For fans of Deaf Center, Jacaszek, Rafael Anton Irisarri et al.. Abstracted and experimental modern classical pieces which scratch away at a dull surface.
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  • Deaf Center

Svarte Greiner
Apart

Miasmah label boss Erik Skodvin returns under his Svarte Greiner moniker with Apart. Extending from his drone and ambient pieces, this mini-album is made up of improvised cello performances recorded clean in a disused industrial building, the soundscape like reverberations are all naturally occurring. Atmospheric as it gets. Highly limited release.
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  • Deaf Center

Svarte Greiner
Moss Garden

Returning with a new two-side long album and under the moniker of Svarte Greiner, is Norway’s Erik K. Skodvin. “Moss Garden”, Skodvin’s latest release of vivid arrangements, is a well-rounded and personalised soundscape, made up in equal parts of unique musicality and crafted artistry. The two tracks on “Moss Garden” are really worth immersing yourself in.

Deaf Center
Recount

Forgive me if I'm incorrect but this appears to be a collection of rehearsal performances from the much loved textural, ambient duo. There appear to be two pieces 'Follow Still' and 'Oblivion'. 'Follow Still' was recorded in Berlin in 2012, 13 minutes long it features minimal piano passages and repeating organ sounds. Overleaf, 'Oblivion' recorded in 2008 in Oslo is a dense fog of strings and bass.  A much worthwhile addition to their catalogue, this release sees the duo expand into unknown territories, demonstrating a flair for improvisation. 

Deaf Center, Julian Neto, Yasume, Various
Silva


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