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Mikal Cronin
12.02.2020

Am 25. Oktober 2019 wird Mikal Cronin (ansonsten auch als langjährigen Begleiter von Ty Segall bekannt) nach über 4-jähriger Album-Pause seine neue LP "Seeker" veröffentlichen, die von Jason Quever in L.A. aufgenommen wurde und kommt damit zum ersten Mal seit Jahren mit seiner Band für ein Live-Konzert nach Berlin.

Die Zeit seit seinem letzten Album war von diversen Schaffenskrisen begleitet. In Mikal Cronins eigenen Worten:

"I was stuck. I’d had a rough few years. Relationships end, begin, and end again. I had to stay active, tour with other bands, make music through various other avenues—writer’s block is real and it can crush you, scratching at an itch you can’t quite get. I needed to clean up, to stop leaning on external crutches to get through the anxiety. I needed to grow the fuck up.

I needed a change.

I went to the woods, to Idyllwild, a small town in the mountains of southern California. I spent a month in a cabin there, alone with my cat, Ernie. It was so quiet and peaceful. I got weird looks at the store. I got bug bites that didn’t heal for months. I walked around a small lake a few times. I wrote. I took literally something that’s usually a hypothetical, something every artist thinks about doing. It worked: A large majority of Seeker was written and demoed there.

But then I had to go, immediately. An arsonist had sparked a series of fires and the woods exploded. I saw the flames coming up the hill as I packed up all my instruments and recording equipment. Ernie hid under the bed and was the last to go. I got him in the car just as the police came up the street to help with evacuations. I ended up home in LA a few days early; a small blessing because I was losing my mind a bit.

Once I was back, I was ready to make something. I needed help. I found Jason [Quever] and his studio. I collected as many friends as I could and brought them in to record live with me. I needed the energy of a group of people in a room playing together—a simple concept but one that I had never tried with my own songs. Most of the record is backed by Ty Segall’s Freedom Band. I play bass in this band. We had been touring and playing together for a long run over a few years, so it seemed natural to stick together.

I aimed for nature. I wanted organic sounds. I wanted to bring you into the room. Jason and I talked about The Beatles’ White Album a lot when placing mics. I brought a charred pine cone from the woods to the studio, just in case it would help. Fire—specifically its cycle of purging and reseeding the landscape—is a central theme to the record. Death and rebirth.

I was looking for something: answers, direction, peace. I am the seeker."

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Datum / Beginn Location Ort     Stamp
2020-02-12Mi 12.02.2020 20.30 Uhr Berghain / Kantine Berlin   Tickets ab 18,00 €
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Mikal+Cronin|2020-02-12|20:30:00

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