Eric Livingston, a member of Mamaleek and artist for bands like Useless Cross and Mr. Bungle, has handed away at 38 years outdated. Livingston carried out with Mamaleek since 2015, contributing percussion to Through Dolorosa, and have become a full time member with the band beginning in 2019. As a full time member, Livingston performed on each Come & See in 2020 and Diner Espresso in 2022 (to which he additionally created the duvet artwork).
We want Livingston‘s family and friends all the perfect at the moment. The next is a press release from Mamaleek, who be aware they will be dedicating their upcoming appearances at each Roadburn and Oblivion Entry to Livingston‘s reminiscence. And should you’re unfamiliar with Mamaleek, verify ’em out right here.
“It’s with the heaviest of hearts to report the demise of one in every of our members. Eric Alan Livingston was an in depth pal to every of us, lengthy earlier than he joined Mamaleek. He was my finest mate in center and highschool, which we endured collectively by means of the shared love of music. He confirmed me Devo, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Bare Metropolis, King Crimson, and Kraftwerk for the primary time, and I used to be without end modified by its energy.
“Eric had a variety of energy that flared inside him, which he was in a position to channel in any medium, whether or not skateboarding (nollie flips on lock!), artwork, design, efficiency, stage manufacturing, vogue, activism, comedy…you identify it. He dripped persona, as anybody who met him would know instantly. He appeared out for us and was terribly beneficiant together with his time. We’d stroll for hours within the evenings and pour our guts out, laughing all of the whereas. It was higher than any remedy I ever skilled, and I by no means wished these nights to finish. I nonetheless can’t imagine that we took our final stroll collectively, an excruciating actuality to bear.
“In Mamaleek, Eric played keyboards, saxophone, violin, bells/percussion—anything that he could get his hands on, really. His intuition and free-form style elevated our sound and created an unbridled dynamism that would be hard to behold anywhere else. Eric also designed the celebrated artwork for Diner Coffee. This was a boon to the record, animating it in a visual mode that we previously thought impossible.
“For these of you who appreciated Eric’s distinctive voice, amplified in his extraordinary artwork and ferocious enjoying, Eric felt that, and it meant the world to him and to us. Our upcoming performances at Roadburn and Oblivion Entry can be in homage to the life and reminiscence of our expensive brother and fellow musician, in that order. Within the meantime, we encourage you to like and help each other in as some ways as humanly doable.
“Rest in power, Eric.”
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