What would you do, if your world changed tomorrow?
‘From Darkness, Light’ is the story of an emotional and spiritual journey. During the five years of its creation, Thai-Norwegian londoner Erik Brudvik became a father, his Soho book shop first prospered, then went bankrupt, his long term relationship ended, and he abandoned his career in finance. But from these changes, he finally found his creative voice as Brudini.
‘An absolute triumph’ Louder Than War Magazine
‘Remarkable, and very beautiful’ Danny Fields (Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop, Ramones)
‘Exciting, scary, violent, beautiful, and refreshingly distinctive’ NuSound
‘File besides the much missed Scott Walker’ RawRamp Magazine
‘A cinematic soundscape that is utterly refreshing’ Colorising
‘One of the most interesting acts you’ll see this year’ Blogtoberfest London
Coined by Louder Than War as “an indescribable talent”, Brudini has drawn praise from NYC punk legend Danny Fields (Iggy Pop, Jim Morrison, The Ramones) and received continued radio support from BBC6, RadioX, and been featured on Radio 2’s Frank Skinner. His live performances include collaborations with Lulu Gainsbourg, appearances at Tate Britain and a sold-out Soho alt-cabaret with LGBTQ-pioneer Lanah P and Erasure´s Andy Bell.
Soul searching and profound, Brudini’s conceptual LP debut From Darkness, Light weaves an abstract, wandering tale through feelings of loss and longing, anger, lust and despair, towards cosmic consolation. The beatific qualities of his songwriting and lyrics fuse seamlessly with poems by Californian writer Chip Martin, at two generations his senior. The narrative comes alive through a visceral soundscape of creaky pianos, analogue synths, syncopated jazz rhythms and the occasional jarring distorted guitar.
Self-recorded and self-produced, Brudini’s debut is an invitation to slow listening, providing a bare and unusual perspective of the blood and guts of a grown-age transition.
Roselight (w Chip Martin)
Hunger (w Chip Martin)
Female Rimbaud (w Chip Martin)
God Unknown (w Chip Martin)
Ariel (w Chip Martin)
Everything is Movement
Written by Amélie Burchell. Photo by KK Perales.
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