11.4.23 Anachronism, Schwankhalle Bremen, GER
12.4.23 Anachronism, MS Stubniz, Hamburg, GER
12.5.23 IKLECTIK, London, UK
out on Orange Milk Records, 14 April 2023, Digital + 12"Vinyl
Music by Sven Fritz, Artwork by Brenna Murphy
„Ervin Omsk sophomore release – Schmalster Point is an expansion on his first release Peilen. Schmalster Point opens up with Gewieft wie die Koyoten, loosely translated – wily as a coyote- according to Omsk the track is about figures or beings at different states of existence, microscopic beings having a discussion while being transported is how it reads to us. The record holds humor, joy, and a palatable eeriness. This is apparent in the track Leider zu hell – an unpleasant beam of light – where the Foodman influence is most prominent, like the Japanese artist, the skill of holding tension while emulating joy is masterful. The synthetic swells into almost coherent talking, but never quite reaching clarity. Omsk’s work is the epitome of seamlessly moving between clear structure and total abstraction. This type of approach to electronic music is something that always appeals to us.“ Orange Milk
Ervin Omsk is a pseudonym of Germany based musician and visual artist Sven Fritz.
His music is based on a spatial approach, using oscillators, percussion, speech fragments, noise and many other sources to approximate a sense of texture and terrain through sound. Each track forms acoustic and electronic images of varying dimension, expanse and density, ranging from shrubby vegetative miniatures to filaments and voids.
In 2020 US based Orange Milk Records released his debut album Peilen. In spring 2022 the New York based Collective International Winners released an EP entitled Room For 3 People. A second album entitled Schmalster Point will be released by Orange Milk Records on April 14th 2023.
Ervin Omsk is performing live with modular synth, percussion, computer, flute and voice.
Sven Fritz is also performing live as part of the art collective Trickster and together with Julius Bockelt as Superposition.
Photo: Stephan Engelke
released on Orange Milk Records, 2020, Digital + Cassette
Music by Sven Fritz, Artwork by Keith Rankin
„In Ervin Omsk’s visionary electronic music, notes bend and refract over clacking rhythms, sounds stutter-start, and worlds collide.“ (Bandcamp – New And Notable)
Photo: Matt Favero