The Greek rock band Deaf Radio released the LP Alarm on the 9th.
A nine track album (available on bandcamp) which threads through high energy numbers to slower paced pieces – at which ever tempo the songs are delivered the listener has the sense of a pent-up ball of energy rolling around the room.
The ever pressurising bass features strongly through Alarm with percussion keeping the material tightly compressed from which guitar is only ever given a short leash to stray while vocal slides in and out of earshot.
The Cretan electro-folk project of Sofia Sarri releases the début LP Euphoria in January.
From the forthcoming album – Still Universe is a slowly unfurling track that combines traditional instrumentation, including the Cretan Lyra, with electronics, modern instruments and vocal to deliver almost seven minutes of immersive sound in which the listener looses track of time and situation.