Working mostly with darkly painted soundscapes through bowed guitar, effect-pedals and varied sound making tools, Svarte Greiner’s music and live performance can be seen as something of a time stopping cinematic experience, embodied by surreal peaks of guitar improvisations, sound effects and echoing drones. Engaging with music for both visuals and for film, Svarte Greiner attempts to purvey something of a timeless and honest sound, merging melancholy with horror.
Svarte Greiner is the solo guise of Berlin based Norwegian Erik K Skodvin, founder of the Miasmah label, who also records as half of Deaf Center. Skodvin is known for starting the Acoustic Doom genre back in 2006 through the Type Records released debut album “Knive”. He has also toured and worked with a broad selection of varied artists, from Fever Ray to Johann Johannson, Nils Frahm, Andrea Belfi and Aaron Moore to name a few.