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).
The first song to surface from the album (which is available on bandcamp) and the antepenultimate of the ten, Lethargy, is of more psychedelic kaleidoscope than much of their music featured over the past five years, drifting through the room in slowly revolving fuzziness.
After a gap of six years since their last record and many scrapped ideas in the making the trio decided to head back to their formation and the rationale of why they got together as a band in the first place to create an album (available on bandcamp) which is both rich in texturing and in honest earthiness.
Flecked with droplets of psychedelia, fuzzy garage rock and progressive experimentalism Wealth marks a welcome return to the studio for Mary’s Flower Superhead.
The Greek melancholic-folk sextet Tango With Lions are set to release the LP The Light on the 19th.
Tango With Lions
Slewing the room with sweeps of a dark-purple cloak the first song of the nine on the album (available on bandcamp) to be revealed Proof Of Desire finds the listener rapt in awe at the munificence of vocal which is spun through lonely acoustic guitar chords whilst an underlying pinning of orchestration quietly flows in and out of focus in the background.
I merely countenance – do ensure there is a handkerchief nearby to dab away the tears in the corners of the eye prior to hitting play.