The Berg Sans Nipple

The franco-american 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.