December 15, 2011

Sven Eberlein

guitarist, songwriter, wordsmith, stargazer

From the early punk rock days in the underground bomb shelters of Germany the kid knew that life this time around couldn’t possibly turn out conventional – too many Y’s in the equation to live within the suggested parameter.

One way ticket to America, gateway to new horizons, empire of innovation and exploitation – immerse yourself entirely into another culture, to see and experience the world through someone else’s eyes. Find the key to compassion and open the kid’s mind.

On to India, land of acceptance and clarity. Step outside the maze of concrete and obligation, deconstruct the scaffold that is cluttered around the soul and become the cosmic messenger who’s been waiting to be released – be here now, loving and kind, trust yourself and you will be trusted.

Transcending to the nation of music, the kid had now gathered enough information to accept the Y’s as essential ingredients to a successful journey – the answer lies in the question. No matter what, music will always be there as the most powerful force of expansion, a state in times of separation and a connection in times of confusion.
When the kid woke up he realized he had been on a musical journey to the other end of the world. From the rages of punk to the riches of jazz to the roots of Malagasy folk, his songs and his spirit had found a home with the birth of Chemystry Set. No longer did he have to escape the parameter, but he could now walk on the diameter.

Sven mixes music, politics, spirituality and activism into an ongoing quest for a life path that makes sense and a difference.

– Kirstin Miller, Psychic Reader

Read Sven’s musings at his blog, A World of Words.