Full assertion from the band: ”It’s with the heaviest of hearts to report the loss of life of one in every of our members. Eric Alan Livingston was an in depth good friend to every of us, lengthy earlier than he joined Mamaleek. He was my finest mate in center and highschool, which we endured collectively by the shared love of music. He confirmed me Devo, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Naked City, King Crimson, and Kraftwerk for the primary time, and I used to be endlessly modified by its energy. Eric had plenty 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, style, activism, comedy…you identify it. He dripped persona, as anybody who met him would know instantly. He seemed out for us and was terribly beneficiant along 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 needed these nights to finish. I nonetheless can’t imagine that we took our final stroll collectively, an excruciating actuality to bear.
“In Mamaleek Eric performed keyboards, saxophone, violin, bells/percussion-anything that he might get his fingers on, actually. His instinct and free-form fashion elevated our sound and created an unbridled dynamism that will be onerous to behold wherever else. Eric additionally designed the celebrated paintings for Diner Espresso. This was a boon to the document, animating it in a visible mode that we beforehand thought unattainable.
“For these of you who appreciated Eric’s distinctive voice, amplified in his extraordinary artwork and ferocious taking part in, 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 assist each other in as some ways as humanly doable. Relaxation in energy, Eric.”