Mi, 28.01.2015, 21:00 Uhr
NOCTUIDAE // live: B/B/S (Miasmah/Umor Rex)
live: B/B/S (Miasmah)
live: The Recording Industry has ruined the music for an entire generation
djs: F#X & Nikae
What happens when you take the founder of Miasmah records, Erik K Skodvin (aka Svarte Greiner and one half of Deaf Center), put him together with experimental drummer and electroacoustic musician Andrea Belfi and throw in a prolific drone metal avant-everything composer, Aidan Baker (also member of Nadja with Leah Buckareff)? Well, you get what is known as a ‘supergroup‘ in the underground circles (thinking here of Supersilent, Mortiz Von Oswald Trio and Black Elk), that's what happens, and the result is beyond all expectations. Closer to the darker experimental and improvisational explorations of each individual artist's output, the début collaboration under the B/B/S/ abbreviation is nothing but a marvel of sinister grandeur. Driven by an upbeat rhythm of Belfi's abstract percussion, the deep distorted undertones of Baker's versatile bass and the scratching growling of Skodvin's bowed guitar, Brick Mask manages to capture the combined elements of post-everything doom-metal where each musician uniquely represents his own aesthetic in sound, while managing to seamlessly blend the output into one single stream of consciousness, as if these three have been at it for some time.
This is yet another illegitimate mongrel of Berlin's swarming and dense music scene, and one only wish for this ménage à trois to keep fertile for the many years to come! (Headphone Commute)