Composer Jeff Greinke is one of the pioneers of dark ambient music. His seminal vinyl release Cities in Fog broke new ground in 1985. He has since released 18 solo albums and 7 collaborative works and has toured extensively throughout the US and Europe, as well as in Canada, Mexico, and China.
Greinke composes and performs music rich in texture, depth, mood, and subtle detail through a highly developed process of layering using various acoustic and electronic instruments, found sounds, and extended studio techniques. His sculpted sound worlds conjure a strong sense of place, hovering somewhere between the exotic and the familiar. Greinke’s music has been summarily described as cinematic, atmospheric, complex and sophisticated, subtle and serene, “dark age,” delicate and dissonant, sinister, funky and foreboding, edgy and compelling, organic and original, daring and adventurous, haunting and sublime, exquisite and timeless, “a marvel to hear.” $10