The Greek triphop duo Στέρεο Νόβα (Stereo Nova) release the LP Ουρανός (Heaven) on the 4th of May.
A couple of songs have surfaced from the fifteen track album (which is available on bandcamp) the most recent being the fifth – Βίντεο Κλαμπ (Video Club) – an approaching six and a third minutes track that envelops the listener in gently moulded shapes of sound, which bear an immediate replay and thoughts of an extended reworking, which, along with the other composition around – Ισορροπία (Balance) foretells of an LP that will be a fine addition to the collection.
UnknownArtist is a Greek ambient-electronica creator.
UnknownArtist – photo by achilleas pitsavas
With a prolific output dating back to 2015, sometimes alone, other times in collaboration the latest release, the single Jump Cut / The Broadcast which came out on the 20th (available on bandcamp) I am pleased to say finally catches up with contact originally made back in January of last year.
UnknownArtist, unlike the project name suggests is far from unknown more locally and is regularly found on the bigger stages in Greece along with occasional appearances more widely across continental Europe.
Jump Cut / The Broadcast as it says on the tin is a single, lasting approximately five and a third minutes, of two distinct halves with the opening section being a gently undulating flow of subtle waveforms and the closing chapter being of choppier waters.
Following on for the release of their début EP Chapter 0 in September of last year three new songs recently surfaced at a gig at BUMS in Athens one of which was entitled Intro – I think I may not be making too much of a wild assumption to suggest there is a follow-up release on its way.
My pick of the three being the prog-rock weighted Cabo Da Roca.
Rospy is the trance project of Spyros Yioufkas from Greece.
The newest release to surface is the one track plus one remix single Quantum Vacuum Generator which was released on the 16th. The original version is just over nine and a quarter minutes of industrial acid trance deeply influenced by the current Belgian New Beat Scene, making this one of those very occasional reviews of music at the cutting edge of the latest fashion.
The Greek dark-rock creator Θάνος Ανεστόπουλος (Thanos Anestopoulos) through Inner Ear Records releases the posthumous eponymous LP on the 12th.
A ten track album of rolling dark clouds which fill the room with a dour melancholia as a rich baritone and crunchy instrumentation mold around one another and the listener finds themselves completely transfixed by the superlative voice as it seeps hypnotically in to the mind.
An experienced musician, who died last year, so this will be the first and last feature, sadly, with a catalogue dating back to early this decade, though sparse of releases, it is always a delight to be transported in to the world of Θάνος Ανεστόπουλος.
The third of the songs on the LP (which is available on bandcamp) is Θυμάμαι (I Remember).