CD album "Form
of..." - Prohibited Records 2003
duo BERG SANS NIPPLE consists of (but is not limited to) Lori Sean Berg
and Shane Aspegren. The former is a suave Frenchman from the dirty rues
of gay Parieee and the latter is a lanky Scandinavian-looking fellow who
actually hails from the dusty plains of Nebraska.
Once rumored to have been Siamese twins separated at birth (according to
them, their relationship is really much closer to that of Ghost Dog and
the ice cream vendor), the reality is only more mundane at first glance:
two kids (both best known as drummers) trapped in a tangled mess of cables,
keyboards, samplers, horns, bells, machines and drums.
The 'music for the short film Marie-Madeleine,' soundtrack-ep (2002) was
a first glimpse into one of the directions that the duo has taken, combining
textured minimalism, emancipated-rock, electronica and fluttered jazz.
The first full-length, 'form of. . .' (Prohibited records 2003) takes its
shape down many different roads, managing to capture the sonic intensity
and magic of the duo live while transcending even that with a rare beauty
that is seldom captured on tape. Between the two of them, they have made
music with Lullaby for the Working Class, Purr, Bright Eyes, Songs:Ohia,
Don Nino, Dominique A., TV City. . . and many more.