Eric Livingston, a member of Mamaleek and artist for bands like Dead 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 Bungle, has handed away at 38 years outdated.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 quilt artwork).
We want Livingston‘s family and friends all the very best at the moment. The next is a press release from Mamaleek, who notice they’re going to be dedicating their upcoming appearances at each Roadburn and Oblivion Entry to Livingston‘s reminiscence. And if you’re unfamiliar with Mamaleek, check ’em out here.
“It’s with the heaviest of hearts to report the loss of life of considered one of our members. Eric Alan Livingston was an in depth buddy to every of us, lengthy earlier than he joined Mamaleek. He was my finest mate in center and highschool, which we endured collectively by way 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 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, vogue, 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 might 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 consider that we took our final stroll collectively, an excruciating actuality to bear.
“In Mamaleek, Eric performed keyboards, saxophone, violin, bells/percussion—something that he might get his palms on, actually. His instinct and free-form fashion elevated our sound and created an unbridled dynamism that might be arduous to behold anyplace else. Eric additionally designed the celebrated art work for Diner Espresso. This was a boon to the report, animating it in a visible mode that we beforehand thought unimaginable.
“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 shall 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 potential.
“Relaxation in energy, Eric.”
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