The Greek contemplative project The Boy released the LP Έτοιμοι Δύο (Ready Two) on the 4th.
The follow-up to Έτοιμοι Ένα (Ready A) is of different countenance to the previous release featured in May of last year, being of instrumentation rather than electronica accompaniment to the melancholic backdrop.
Έτοιμοι Δύο (Ready Two) is available on bandcamp with the piano laden Αγέννητος (Unborn), the seventh of the fourteen tracks, being my pick of the release.
The Greek retro-surf project centred around Eleni Karageorgou – Post Lovers – releases the AA side single Melbourne / Going Anyway on the 1st of August.
Those of longer stay would be right to tie up the idea of a double A side single by a musical act from Greece being release on the 1st of the month with the monthly 2017 celebration releases by Inner Ear Records to mark their tenth anniversary as part of the A Distant Victory Singles Club series.
Available via bandcamp – Going Anyway can’t do anything than make the world seem a better place for its existence.
The Greek electrowave duo Gioumourtzina release the AA side single Fayum / Mouthless tomorrow.
Fayum (available on bandcamp) finds Gioumourtzina with a more regular template from which they work than previous music of featured, whilst equally turning up the wick.
The combinations of bass and electronics come tumbling out of the speakers like ants scurrying back and forth with an unrelenting flow of activity and similarly akin to an army of ants, rather than the seemingly frenetic bustling, as the various textures come in to earshot, so the elements takes on a purposeful and organised shape, much like as can be seen when taking a birds eye overview of a colony on the march.
The Greek delta blues quintet Illegal Operation release the LP Down on the 5th of May.
Illegal Operation – Down – CD and Vinyl
The sludgy rock oozes out of the speakers like gloopy mud and the listener gets the sense that the bass strings are so loose that they are probably also being sent through the speakers and the audience is left to revel in the squelching darkness in which they are coated.
The first track to surface from the six track album (available on bandcamp) the title and opener – Down – is a piece of music that seems to find moss on the underside of moss as the unhurried yet meticulous combinations of guitar, keys and percussion revolve inside each other, whilst bass and a superlative vocal cloud the ears.
The Greek alt-rock project of Prins Obi released the LP The Age Of Tourlou yesterday.
A fourteen track album (available on bandcamp) that casts an acerbic eye on the world around.
The opening song is Anatolian Rock. For those of geographical and geo-political interest which, if you are a regular reader, will be well aware – I am a keen follower. Anatolia is a region of disparate melting pots of different thoughts and by title alone a decent reflective of the sentiments of The Age Of Tourlou. As an aside I did at one point in time have an Anatolian Shepherd Dog named Galen as company as I travelled in Western Asia during the latter end of the last Century – but enough of all that – the song and why you should get to know the LP.