Learning is the sonic congregation of Windsor based musicians Christofer Elkjar and Murad Erzinclioglu. Formed in the summer of 2011 the pair creates psychedelic electronic rock music that breaks itself of genre specification by drawing together a myriad of styles and influences. From 90s hip hop to drone, ambient to 70s rock, experimental to blues, the band actively pursues the development of their sound by keeping the music fluid and improvisational in nature. Learning creates a connection between their music and the rich Canadian and World history featured in many of their audio samples. The name Learning works to share this idea with the audience, as every performance is further developed and refined than the last as well as opportunity to re-examine our past. Both Erzinclioglu and Elkjar are self trained musicians and actively study the application and integration of new techniques and technologies to the act.
In August 2012, Learning released their debut full length album KANT. The album which runs 40 minutes with seven tracks, and is a tribute to the band's DIY ethic; self recording and mixing the entire project and working with artist Dave Kant to create highly limited individually hand painted albums for sale. The release found considerable success in Canadian college radio charts topping out as the #5 album on the National Electronic Chart for September 2012 (http://www.earshot-online.com/charts/2012/September/electronic.cfm) along side acts like Purity Ring, Matthew Dear and Yeasayer.
Learning has become one of the Windsor music scene's most active bands playing everything from coffee shops, bar venues and restaurants to art galleries, vinyl shows and outdoor festivals//performances. Learning has played alongside several prominent Canadian acts including Rural Alberta Advantage, Cadence Weapon, Koushik, Rich Aucoin, Bend Sinister, The Mark Inside, Cousins, Gobble Gobble and more. The act has performed as part of Phog Phest, Lupercalia, Otherfolk, 519 Day and FAM Festival.
2013 will see the release of Learning's sophomore full length album, a collaborative EP, more touring and festival appearances.