The Greek synth-rock quartet Baby Guru released the LP IV on the 28th of February.
Reflective of their approach to music, which threads through various iterations, the eight track, about forty minutes album (available on bandcamp) takes a broad brush to the canvas delivering a wide ranging soundscape in which the listener can dip in and out of or listen to in one sitting to enjoy the ideas presented.
My selection from IV is the sixth track – Palace In The Sun.
The Greek indie quartet Victory Collapse released the AA side single Younger Than Before / Already Gone on the 1st.
As part of the ongoing first decade celebrations of the Greek label Inner Ear with – this year on the 1st of each month a double A side single appearing by different artists (available on bandcamp) – Younger Than Before is a retro-weave of luxuriant guitar and floating vocal held aloft by punctilious bass and percussion.
The Greek rock band Deaf Radio released the LP Alarm on the 9th.
A nine track album (available on bandcamp) which threads through high energy numbers to slower paced pieces – at which ever tempo the songs are delivered the listener has the sense of a pent-up ball of energy rolling around the room.
The ever pressurising bass features strongly through Alarm with percussion keeping the material tightly compressed from which guitar is only ever given a short leash to stray while vocal slides in and out of earshot.