The Greek duo Dark En Ciel released the etherealwave single Aura on the 3rd, featuring the vocals of Natalia.
Dark En Ciel
The shadowy shapes of the electronica melt, like warm chocolate, around the otherworldly lustre of the vocals, creating a song which, whilst melancholic of texture, creates a sense of calm restfulness in the listener.
Four years in to existence as Dark En Ciel, whilst both also address their other musical projects, Onni and Solifer are finalising details for their début LP as a duo, expected for release later this year.
The first track to surface from the album, Pawnshop, which is the follow-up to their 2016 eponymous début LP finds Daphne And The Fuzz with the familiarity of retrospective influences, though this time around steeped in the vitals of ’70s disco-soul.
The Greek experimental rock quartet Chickn release the LP Wowsers! on the 11th.
Chickn – photo credit – Eftychia Vlachou
The first track to be revealed from the album (which is available on bandcamp) is the penultimate of the nine and says everything there is to know about itself on the tin – Elevational Love Of Frank Zappa.
The Greek synth-rock quintet The After Maths are planning to release the LP Hotel Hilbert in the latter half of the year.
The After Maths
With a change of guitar player since the quintet first featured back in 2014, then named @fter_maths – Hotel Hilbert will be their long in gestation début album.
The first track to appear from the LP – How To Fix Perfection, which was released as a standalone single on the 1st and is available on bandcamp, has a gnarly guitar twisting around the room circulating the funky beat of bass and percussion with synth creating a trippy easement to the singular vocal.
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.