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.
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.
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).