Central Spark – Becoming Goliath Central Spark
is an alias of Karsten Osterby, a musician and sound artist residing in Los Angeles. Karsten's background in classical and improvisational music along with work in sound studies and audio technologies helps him "explore where the boundaries of experimental music overlap with club culture and conceptual media art" (our guess is he explores the same boundaries with his perfectly goofy Instagram page
). On Becoming Goliath
and the rest of the Artemis EP Karsten tries his hand at "traditional songwriting". However he buries his sweet melodies in beautiful and confusing layers of free-flowing synths, sound effects and deconstructed hang drum samples. The sound labyrinths are equally engaging and confusing and the lyrics are not always intelligible, but this adds nicely to the overall kaleidoscopic impression.