NIGHT ON EARTH RECORDS present : ORIGAMI GALAKTIKA + B°TONG + DISKREPANT

ORIGAMI GALAKTIKA

Benny «b9» Braaten has been active as a musician almost all his life starting with Violin 7 years old.
In 1994 he was introduced to Mr Tore H.Boe, founder of the Origami Republika collective.
Both of them releasing tapes in limited handmade editions and beeing into so called strange music they got along well and ended up playing their first concert together that same night.
This led to 4 years of working together as Origami Arktika playing 40 shows and releasing 15 audio products.Origami Galaktika first saw the light during Christmas 1994 when Benny in cooperation with younger brother Kjell Øyvind recorded what was to become the first lp “Stjernevandring”.
The sound of a quiet place in central Europe, a car in an Egyptian desert, a gong in an Italian yoga center. Imagination is the only limit.
An evening with Origami Galaktika is an evening of mainly organic sounds, as field recordings and lots of different acoustic instruments, electronically performed /reproduced through samplers and a variety of small things that create sound.

http://www.myspace.com/origamigalaktika

 

B°TONG

Chris Sigdell is an experimental electronic musician. He developed a soft spot for early industrial textures and pioneering ambient soundscapes while cutting his teeth in cult industrial band NID (1995-2005).
A mysterious and shadowy figure he has ended up assembling sounds of such chilling creepiness that it makes Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2 sound like a collection of sugar-coated lullabies. The sound of b°tong feels a lot like an agonizingly slow crawl through a dark tunnel where the dim light at the other end never gets closer.
b°tong builds an interesting body of work that moves in various directions at the same time. From dealings with ambient and isolationism on one hand and experimental music, ranging from the soft microsound end to the more engaging noise end, in a clever combination of ideas…
Since 2005 b°tong has played over 100 concerts in Europe and North America. He has appeared at festivals such as Ausklang, Sinus Series, Shift, Lab 30, and released 10 albums of music on
labels like: Noecho Records (UK) andGears Of Sand (USA).

http://www.myspace.com/btongmusic

 

DISKREPANT

…is the solo project of Per Åhlund. He resides in Stockholm, Sweden where he’s involved in several experimental music-, improvisation- and sound art-projects.
With Diskrepant he explores the borders between sound and music, stillness and hysteria, darkness and light. He creates compositions on the verge of dissolving and focuses on atmosphere and texture rather than tonality and rhythm.
Diskrepant has released one split-CD and three full length albums with abstract, dark soundscapes. ‘Folie à Deux’, ‘33-12’ and ‘Into Sleep’ was released by Swedish record label Fin De Siecle Media.
In 2009 ‘Ex Machina Libertas’ was released by English record label Fractured Spaces Records, an album that got a great reception from listeners and reviewers.

www.diskrepant.se