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Video: Mechanimal – Stolen Flesh


Photo by Bianca Bogdanou

Greece’s “synth punk” act Mechanimal (Giannis Papaioanou, Freddie Faulkenberry) unveil the first taste from their forthcoming album, Crux. “Stolen Flesh” arrives with an emotional clip shot and directed by Christos Karalias.

“Stolen Flesh” follows the single “Holy Punk” which was a teaser for what’s to come. Mechanimal’s 4th album is out January 27 via Inner Ear.

Giannis P. says about the song: “”Stolen Flesh” is dedicated to the loving memory of a dear friend we lost. It’s about how it feels when you lose a dear person: all the love unveils in its magnitude in a very painful procedure. But we remain here to keep this love and all memories alive by beautifying every little crack and detail in our everyday life.”

A survival guide in the age of regularity by listening to electronic music.
“Crux” is an in-depth exploration of the past, present, and (possible) future of everyday life with the aim of personal awakening. It focuses on an idea that can account for the melding of seemingly incompatible musical worlds and theories with respect to the mechanisms of each one of them. It could easily be described as the absolute “crossover” album of Mechanimal, or simply the one where the ideas and obsessions of its members meet at the heart of the mechanical animal.

“Crux” is the Mechanimal manifesto. It consists of electronic music, spoken word, cut-up images and videos, deconstructed slogans, ideas and actions. A multidimensional collage inspired by the harsh reality, or otherwise the violent regularity that is “enforced” (by the new music industry to home entertainment and by “fake news” to climate change), and at the same time criticized.

Believing that everything is political and that we are all guilty of what is happening, Mechanimal, without limitation, use a fragmented sound palette to describe ten stories of reality deconstructed. From the death-trap of “Ghetto Level” and the raw industrial resonances of “Easy Dead” and “Scavengers” and from the pagan techno of “Razor Tube” and “Vanquish” to the feverish post-punk of “Red Mirror”, Mechanimal want, not only to escape the inherent limitations of each genre, but also to break down the barriers that do not allow all genres to become one.

“Crux” recording sessions began in January 2019 and ended in August at the band’s own studio. This album hosts guest musicians: Jimmy Polioudis (guitars on “Sharon” and “Easy Dead”), Henrik Meierkord (cello on “Scavengers” and “La Poverina Delle Ossa”), Vasiliki Mazaraki (violin on “Scavengers” and “La Poverina Delle Ossa”) and George Theofanidis (guitars in “Red Mirror”).

Freddie Faulkenberry: Vocals
Giannis Papaioannou: Electronics & production
Antonis Charalambidis: Drums on stage
Angelica Vrettou: Album cover & art direction

‘Crux’ Tracklist:
1. Ghetto Level
2. Sharon
3. Stolen Flesh
4. Easy Dead (CD)
5. Scavengers
6. Razor Tube
7. Red Mirror (CD)
8. Hospital of the Storm
9. Vanquish
10. La Poverina Delle Ossa

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Video: Do Not Trust Robots – Σταγόνα

Official audio release by Do Not Trust Robots performing “Σταγόνα”. Written and produced by Monsieur Minimal & Hiras.

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Οι Do Not Trust Robots είναι ένα νέο μουσικό project που αποτελείται από τους Μonsieur Μinimal και τον Ηiras και προσεγγίζει την electronica μέσα από vintage ψυχεδελικούς ήχους, αναλογικά synthesizers και μελωδικές γραμμές στα φωνητικά. Η Σταγόνα είναι το πρώτο τους single από ένα άλμπουμ που αναμένεται να κάνει αίσθηση και να κυκλοφορήσει μέσα στο 2020 από την Mo.Mi. Records.

Mikael Delta – Elation LP

Mikael Delta returns with his new album entitled “Elation”. Having devoted the last two years to the creation of this album, he shares a fine piece of contemporary electronic music, with new collaborations that bring together Greece, Germany and Poland.

Michalis Paritsis is a young musician, making his debut collaboration in this album, adding strong analogue timbres and rhythmic patterns. Thessaloniki based Autow Nite Superstore (Thomas Ba) shares bottomless emotions with his vocals in the homonymous arpeggiated track “Elation”, while Katarzyna Kafel, from Berlin, prays in Polish in a special ambient-jazz track entitled “Art in the Sky”.

Through the sonic images of “Elation” the urban landscape converses with nature and the human existence encounters spirituality. Electronica, ambient and techno music canvases together with distorted sounds of classic piano, cello tenutes and heavenly vocals make up the fresh, powerful but also sensitive electronica sound of Mikael Delta.

Out on LP, CD and Digital album via Inner Ear.

released November 8, 2019

Video: Larry Gus – Taped Hands Here

“Taped Hands Here” is taken from Larry Gus’ new LP, Subservient, out now in indie shops, and on digital, streaming, and DFA Bandcamp.


Video: Hior Chronik – Words Are Gone feat. Hania Rani

Seductive drone and post cinematic soundscapes between ambient, indie-neoclassical music. These are the best words to describe the vibes of the new album by the Greek/Berliner composer Hior Chronik, entitled “Blind Heaven” out on November 8th via 7K!.

There is a dark and cinematic atmosphere that chases throughout the new album by the Greek composer and producer Hior Chronik, a natural sequel to “Out Of The Dust”, released on 7K! in 2017. While retaining an ambient and modern-classic dimension, “Blind Heaven” goes in search of new territories to observe and interpret. Sound landscapes made of synthesizers, electronics, strings, woodwinds and above all magical touches of the piano, so minimal as they are brilliant in their being perfectly integrated into the sonic trajectories traced by the Athens-born artist who has lived in Berlin for several years.

Track after track “Blind Heaven” reveals itself by involving the listener in a particularly evocative and immersive multi-stage sound journey: Nocturne, crepuscular, foggy, the record moves in neighboring territories without delineating a precise and static form: the sound moves magmatic, it is discovered, it hides, it explodes, it shrinks and once again it frees itself to cross extremely natural and peaceful landscapes, as well as darker, industrial, apocalyptic… more

released November 8, 2019

Billa Qause – Somehow Someway LP

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Somehow Someway is the sixth solo album release of the Greek Beatmaker Billa Qause.

The album is inspired by the 90s Hip-Hop culture. A time when the Hip-Hop genre was established in the music scene and many groups are still known and dear to the younger generations. The LP is distinguished by rhythmical samples, rap punchlines from the Golden Era, spiced up with some old school scratching.

For the creation of this album, Billa Qause experimented with samples from Soul and Jazz vinyl records. This time, he combined his characteristic old school – MPC made – heavy drums with more electronic and ambient sounds. He managed to make this album to sound somehow as a classic album from 90s and in someway as an album that is continuously developing day after day without changing its character and vibe.

The “Somehow Someway” is an instrumental Hip-Hop / Downtempo album and features the Greek Beatmakers Kill Emil and Krus who contributed in “Beats And Pieces”, “All About Practice” and “Light My World”.

Out now via Mind The Wax

Το Somehow Someway είναι ο έκτος σόλο δίσκος του Έλληνα Beatmaker Billa Qause.
Ο δίσκος είναι εμπνευσμένος από την Hip-Hop κουλτούρα της δεκατίας του 90. Της εποχής που το είδος καθιερώθηκε στο μουσικό προσκήνιο, τότε που πολλά groups ακόμα και σήμερα είναι γνωστά και αγαπητά και στις νεότερες γενιές.
Οι παραγωγές του άλμπουμ διακρίνονται από τα ρυθμικά samples και τα ραπ punchlines από την Χρυσή Εποχή του Hip-Hop, συνοδευμένα με old school scratches από τον ίδιο τον Billa.

Για τη δημιουργία του άλμπουμ, ο Billa Qause πειραματίστηκε με δείγματα από Soul και Jazz δίσκους βινυλίου. Αυτή τη φορά συνδίασε τα χαρακτηριστικά του βαριά και old school beat από το MPC με πιο ηλεκτρονικούς και ατμοσφαιρικούς ήχους. Κατάφερε να κάνει το δίσκο να ακούγεται σαν ένας κλασσικός δίσκος από τα 90s αλλά παράλληλα και σαν ένας δίσκος που συνεχίζει να εξελίσεται μέρα με τη μέρα χωρίς να μεταβάλει το χαρακτήρα και την ενέργεια του.

To κομμάτι True Thoughts είναι διαθέσιμο και σε video clip στο κανάλι του Billa Qause στο YouTube.

Το “Somehow Someway” είναι ένα ορχηστρικό Hip-Hop / Downtempo άλμπουμ με τις συμμετοχές επίσης του Kill Emil και του Krus που συνέβαλαν στα “Beats And Pieces”, “All About Practice” και “Light My World”.

Το Somehow Someway κυκλοφορεί σε βινύλιο από την Mind The Wax και περιέχει 12 κομμάτια.

Ο Billa Qause είναι ενεργός στην underground Hip-Hop / Trip-Hop σκηνή από το 1997. Επηρεασμένος από Hip-Hop, Soul, Jazz και Funk και τις δυναμικές αστικές γειτονιές της Αθήνας, ο Billa χρησιμοποιεί αυτά τα στοιχεία για να δημιουργήσει τη δική του μουσική. Ορχηστρικοί Hip-Hop και Trip-Hop ήχοι αναμειγνύονται με μυστικιστικές μελωδίες, αιθέρια φωνητικά και soulful συγχορδίες, συνοδευμένες πάνω σε smooth μπασογραμμές και ρυθμικά θέματα.

Είτε ως μέλος του γνωστού beatmaking γκρουπ είτε σόλο, ο Billa Qause εχει εμφανιστεί σε Ελλάδα και Ευρώπη, μοιράζοντας τη σκηνή με καλλιτέχνες όπως ο Gramatik, o Wax Tailor, o DJ Krush, oι Herbaliser, oι Chinese Man, o Panda Dub και ο Shawn Lee.

Video: Hxotopia – Ayrio Tha Fygw

ΗΧΟΤΟΠΙA – Αύριο Θα Φύγω. Από το album “Χωρίς Ταχύτητα”.

Hior Chronik – One Eternity at a Time

Seductive drone and post cinematic soundscapes between ambient, indie-neoclassical music. These are the best words to describe the vibes of the new album by the Greek/Berliner composer Hior Chronik, entitled “Blind Heaven” out on November 8th via 7K!.

The first single “One Eternity at a time” featuring Francesco Donadello is out today. Available to stream or buy: