EASTER is the Berlin-based duo of writer Stine Omar and producer Max Boss, who place the deadpan delivery of riddling rhymes atop synthetic post-Eurodance beats, distilled into bleak minimalism. For some highly erotic, for others purely asexual, EASTER’s music channels the gentle embrace of crisis, like the moisturizing effects of puffy clouds against your skin as earth’s gravitational pull beckons. EASTER’s first album, ›Ur a Great Babe‹ (2011), was created while Stine still resided in her native Norway, taking frequent trips to Berlin to collaborate with Max. In contrast, the duo birthed its followup, ›The Softest Hard‹ (2012) in close quarters, completing the record in an intense one-month process, evolving their previous no-wave leanings into something more sterile and contemporary. While ›New Cuisine Pt. 1‹ (2014) revealed further development, comparatively dense with layers and textures, the ›Beige Eyes‹ mixtape (2015), is a detour into EASTER’s existential dreamworld of influences. Easter’s sonic identity is bolstered by a playfully clinical visual language – their 15 self-directed music videos show the sophisticated DIY aesthetic they have crafted, equally suitable for laptop screens as in white cubes.
In 2013 EASTER received a grant in the amount of 8,000 euros.
For 2016, EASTER were granted the residency at LePlan in Ris Orangis/Paris.