2001 – present (15 years)
- Hans Block (2001 – 2006)
- Janek Sprachta (2007 – present)
- Manuel Rhein (2001 – 2005)
- Nils Frahm (2006 – 2009)
- Sepp Singwald (2007 – present)
- Thomas Liman (2005 – 2006)
This looks familiar. Everything has changed. "Same Sights, New Light", the sophomore album of Berlin's Siva., is the shining work of a collective that evolves its own idea of pop since 2001. Boldly and tenderly, their creation phrases music and sound, describes vast arcs in beautiful tongues. In here, synthesis suspires, and folk and pop and digital crackles get to many splendid points.
Two years have passed since the release of the band's debut the story is complete, but i think we've lost the book". These days and months saw siva. freeing themselves from the tight corset of a band-aided solo idea - crew changes, experiments, emancipations and compromise solutions set ideal conditions for a new body of work. The new old band repossessed the past, rebuilt it, got it on new roads.
Now, "Same Sights, New Light" recounts the steps and moments, taking its time with every instant. Climbing itself, with many heads in the clouds and at least one foot still under the kitchen table, under the notebook, the coffee and the sound card. With stunning care, giant rhythm weaves into soft and floating landscape pickings. And the warmest heart is playing syntheses.
In kitchens, churches, halls and Berlin rooms, Siva. record indie pop gestures, atmospheres, feedbacks, choirs, saw teeth, glitches and grandeur. From these, "Same Sights, New Light" assembles the elegant sound of many perspectives. In love with details, inspired by harmonies, its instruments circle each other, talk with one voice, dress in homes of alpine scopes and cushion hideouts. They invite and inspire you, they are volatile and gorgeous, new and different and familiar.
Andreas Bonkowski (vocals, guitars, programming, keys)
Sepp Singwald (bass, backing vocals, keys, programming)
Janek Sprachta (drums, backing vocals, guitar)
The members of the band are also involved in other bands and projects as well as playing on other records. Andreas Bonkowski electronic outlet Corwood Manual remixes artists around the world, he also plays in i might be wrong and sdnmt seidenmatt, as well as producing and recording other bands.
Sepp Singwald records music and remixes other bands under the name Konstanze and plays with UNS and Pupkulies & Rebecca.
Janek Sprachta is a very active musician in the Berlin music scene as part of the bands Carpool Lane, Equalizer, Orchestre Miniature in the Park and Toni Kater.
Siva. (EP, 2002)
Capturing Ghosts (EP, 2004)
Opinion Leader Tour CD-r (EP, 2006)
The Story Is Complete, But I Think We've Lost The Book (Album, 2007)
We're Off Air Tour CD-r (EP, 2007)
Misery Box (Single, 2009)
Same Sights, New Light (Album, 2009)
Spies In The Trees (Single, 2009)
Photograph (Single, 2010)
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