Levende is a recording from our third ever live appearance. Recorded at Lab30 festival in Augsburg, DE, autumn 2006.
As unexperienced bedroom producers at the time, we were unsure how to translate our recordings into a live setting when we got asked to perform. We decided to invite Kristin Evensen Giæver to join on vocals to create a new element. Kristin had recently appeared on Erik´s solo debut as Svarte Greiner, “Knive”. The recording otherwise features Otto on keyboards and Erik on laptop, live field recordings and a small vocal appearance. The set features tracks from Pale Ravine as well as pieces made especially for the live set. It finishes with a live version of Final Sleep (from Svarte Greiner, Knive).
We performed this set 6 times during 2006-2007. Debuting in the Italian mountains at Interferenze festival. Then at Øya festival (Oslo, NO) in the film tent, Lab30 festival (Augsburg, DE), Brussels Planetarium (BE), Urban Explorers festival (Dordrecht, NL) & lastly at Sacred Trinity Church (Manchester, UK).
The recording is in 320kbps, so a wav files will not be any better sounding, unfortunately. Originally released as a download only through Type / Boomkat in 2006. Artwork is a new version based on the same video recordings, filmed by Erik in Langesund, 2005. The download includes two photos from the same timeframe. One from our live performance in Manchester and one press shot from Dordrecht.
I saw this documentary about the Salton Sea as part of a series called, "Abandoned." Well done show, and this place should be the poster child for man trying to meddle with nature when it should not. Desolate, dying landscape, toxic dust, and the last cancer-riddled dregs of humanity clutching on to their cracked earth. Rafael's homage definitely serves this place well. Should be the OST to the documentary. Lost Tribe Sound