Released by Miasmah
mialp 039 RE - LP

Release Dates
Worldwide: Oct 06, 2017


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. read more...

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Norwegian composer Erik K. Skodvin's debut full-length hums with a romantic, bleak, and morose melancholia-- something both emotionally and sonically heavy.

Pitchfork

In Knive, Norwegian sound artist Erik K. Skodvin culls from the most deranged forms of forest freakery and bedroom drudgery and brings the tender, fragile signs of life he finds into stunning relief with pregnant silences and subtle ambient washes.

Tiny Mix Tapes

This fascinating record shadows an apparently murderous concept with more than enough themic ambiguity, musical invention and sly humor, to make repeat listens essential, if not exactly desirable.

Brainwashed

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All releases by Svarte Greiner:

Knive Knive
by Svarte Greiner Miasmah
LP - Oct 06, 2017
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CD/Promo/Digital/LP - Apr 26, 2013
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Kappe Kappe
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LP/Digital - Dec 01, 2008
Knive Knive
by Svarte Greiner Type
CD/Digital - Nov 13, 2006

Svarte Greiner. Knive

Miasmah - mialp 039 RE

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.

Cat.no.: mialp 039 RE
Format: LP

Tracklisting

1
1. The Boat Was My Friend
2. Ocean Out Of Wood
3. My Feet, Over There
4. Easy On The Bones
5. An Ordinary Hike
6. The Black Dress
7. Ullsokk
8. The Dining Table
9. Final Sleep

Release Dates:
Oct 06, 2017 (Worldwide)