Svarte Greiner – “Man Bird Dress” – [SMTG Limited]
Svarte Greiner, aka Erik Skodvin, continues to seduce listeners with his brilliant work. This guy is extremely gifted in the way in which he hypnotizes the listener, completely enveloping them into his spell. This release, Man Bird Dress, has three intense tracks, created with string instruments and indistinct sound effects with each track building to a climax. It’s just as suspenseful as his previous album, Knive. Ominous sounds of squeaking, scraping and percussive thumps make you wonder what he is really doing as there is more going on here than meets the eye. As always, I look forward to his next album coming out next March.