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Plastic Flowers – Dalliance

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Absent Forever is the newest album from London-based producer Plastic Flowers – his third full-length LP and the second for The Native Sound after Heavenly. Plastic Flowers formed vaguely around 2011 in Thessaloniki, Greece and play a noisy version of Dream Pop filed under Shoegaze, Ambient and Indie. Much like his previous releases on labels such as Crash Symbols, Inner Ear Records or Bad Panda, this new album artfully slips intelligence and experimentation into a dying art form.

Recordings were completed in less than three months in 2017 and the album comprises of ten tracks that have been around George’s hard drive in demo form since early 2013. For this record Plastic Flowers recorded himself onto tape in different DIY spaces around London, including a friend’s old house in Hampstead and his small home studio. While dealing with massive academic workload and stress for his PhD, he managed to completely reshape Plastic Flowers’ sound with a new record that captures the analog aesthetics and the warm sound of the tape. As part of the creative process, he collaborated with a string quartet and his ex bandmate Angelos who assisted in the recordings.

Absent Forever finds Plastic Flowers hopeful and heavy, a new direction for those familiar with his music. It still possess the pensive and melancholy undertones taken of Heavenly, but they take different forms and themes. There are different ways to find growth and constructiveness through the times and situations that are labelled as negative, but through this album Samaras explores themes of personal flaws and downfalls that changed his life and helped him complete Absent Forever.

Absent Forever is out November 10th on vinyl and digitally via The Native Sound.

Plastic Flowers – How Can I

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Absent Forever is the newest album from London-based producer Plastic Flowers – his third full-length LP and the second for The Native Sound after Heavenly. Plastic Flowers formed vaguely around 2011 in Thessaloniki, Greece and play a noisy version of Dream Pop filed under Shoegaze, Ambient and Indie. Much like his previous releases on labels such as Crash Symbols, Inner Ear Records or Bad Panda, this new album artfully slips intelligence and experimentation into a dying art form.

Pre-order at bit.ly/absentforever

Plastic Flowers – Heavenly LP

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Plastic Flowers is a Dream Pop band from London, UK, formed in late 2011 by multi-instrumentalist George Samaras. He has recorded two full length studio albums Evergreen (2014) and Heavenly (2016).

After graduating from high school he experimented with drone sounds and worked closely with other musicians, including former band member Angelos Paschalidis. During his college years in Thessaloniki he begun recording under the name Plastic Flowers and quickly released a series of EP’s and singles that received praise for their lo-fi feeling and warmth. The hazy atmosphere created with the heavy use of soft guitars and multilayered synth patterns are some of the main characteristics of Plastic Flowers’ sound.

BBC described his music as “very ethereal soundscapes accompanied by warm vocals” while DIY Magazine labelled him as a “Greek wunderkind musician.” After a prolonged period of writing and experimentation, his second full length album entitled “Heavenly” will be released April 22nd, 2016 through The Native Sound. Recordings took place between October and December 2015 in North West London.

Pre-order your copy here. Listen to “Diver” below.

Tracks:
Stay Home
Mary (Del)
Angel Town
Another Day
Something is Missing
Diver
Lucy
She Fades
Portal to Nowhere
Silence Again
Nite Time

Plastic Flowers – Summertime Pop / Love Is Above All

We’ve already blogged about "Evergreen", the stunning debut album from Thessaloniki-based melancholy lo-fi pop (or ephemeral pop as they say) duo Plastic Flowers. Giorgos and Agathangelos (a.k.a. Anjel) have now shared two more songs, the aptly titled, and one of the album’s highlights, "Summertime Pop" and the blissful "Love Is Above All", which features NYC’s Ed Askew.

Evergreen is out this week via Crash Symbols and Inner Ear Records. Get your copy here (available on vinyl, cassette and digital format).

Plastic Flowers – Vicious Victims

Plastic Flowers (a.k.a. Giorgos Samaras and Agathangelos Paschalidis), the melancholy spacepop duo from Thessaloniki, Greece, are ready to drop their debut LP "Evergreen" on November 18 via Crash Symbols and Tip Top Recordings. Following the release of "Ghosts" feat. Keep Shelly in Athens a couple of weeks ago, the duo has just shared the second single off the LP, "Vicious Victims". Stream this irresistible dream-pop lullaby below and pre-order Evergreen here. The track features in the new movie "Menthol" from Steve Nicolaides – producer of The Princess Bride, School of Rock, Stand By Me and Boyz N the Hood.

Plastic Flowers – Evergreen [2013]

Following the release of their four-track "Aftermath" EP back in February on Manic Pop RecordsPlastic Flowers, the melancholy spacepop duo from Thessaloniki, Greece, are ready to drop their debut LP "Evergreen", coming out November 18 via Crash Symbols and Tip Top Recordings. The first single, Ghosts, is out today, and it features Greek dream-pop duo Keep Shelly In Athens. Stream it below, and pre-order the LP here. As a bonus, watch an album teaser, directed by Micah Van Hove and Steve Nicolaides (School of Rock, Misery, Boyz n the Hood), which contains scenes from their upcoming movie "Menthol".

Plastic Flowers will support Emancipator on October 30 and 31, live in Greece. More info here.

Tracklist
1. Vicious Victims
2. Gone Wrong
3. Summertime Pop
4. Fog Song
5. Open Space Part 1
6. Your Smile
7. Love is Above All (feat. Ed Askew)
8. Silence
9. Open Space Part 2
10. Ghosts (feat. Keep Shelly in Athens)
11. Anthems

Emancipator & Plastic Flowers LIVE (plisskënlab)

For our Greek readers: 
O Emancipator για δύο εμφανίσεις σε Αθήνα και Θεσσαλονίκη στις 30 και 31 Οκτωβρίου αντίστοιχα. Τις συναυλίες του θ’ ανοίξουν οι Plastic Flowers. 
Γνωστός για τις αιθέριες μελωδίες, τα πεντακάθαρα samples και τα εθιστικά beats του, o Douglas Appling ή αλλιώς Emancipator, κατάφερε τα τελευταία δύο χρόνια να γίνει ένα από τα μεγαλύτερα ονόματα της electronica σκηνής παγκοσμίως. Sold out συναυλίες ανά τον κόσμο, headliner σε μεγάλα φεστιβάλ όπως το Burning Man καθώς και πωλήσεις χιλιάδων δίσκων εξηγούν μόνο μέρος της παγκόσμιας απήχησης που απολαμβάνει αυτή τη στιγμή ο Emancipator. Πιο σημαντική απ’ όλα ίσως είναι η μοναδική αίσθηση μουσικής ισορροπίας και οικειότητας που προσφέρουν οι συνθέσεις του σε ένα ευρύ τότο ηλικιακά ôσο και μουσικά κοινό. Θα είναι η πρώτη φορά που επισκέπτεται τη χώρα μας για δύο εμφανίσεις σε Αθήνα και Θεσσαλονίκη με αφορμή την πρόσφατη κυκλοφορία του Dusk to Dawn, ένα δίσκο που κατάφερε να αναβιώσει και εξελίξει την καλή πλευρά του trip hop.

Οι Plastic Flowers είναι ένα dream pop ντουέτο και αποτελούνται από τους Γιώργο και Άγγελο. Ξεκίνησαν στις αρχές του 2011 στη Θεσσαλονίκη την οποία και έχουν ακόμα ως βάση. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τρία EP’s και ισάριθμα singles, ενώ το ντεμπούτο LP τους αναμένεται στις 18 Νοεμβρίου σε βινύλιο και κασσέτα μέσω των Crash Symbols (USA) και Tip Top Recordings (UK). Χρησιμοποιούν vintage εξοπλισμό για τις ηχογραφήσεις ενώ αναλαμβάνουν οι ίδιοι όλες τις παραγωγές τους. Τον Μάρτιο του 2013 πραγματοποίησαν το πρώτο τους tour σε ΗΠΑ, Πορτογαλία και Αγγλία ενώ συμμετείχαν και στο SXSW του Austin. Έχουν αποσπάσει θετικές κριτικές από διάφορα διεθνή μέσα όπως BBC, The Guardian, VICE, Vogue, Fake DIY, The Line of Best Fit κ.α.

Χώρος | Τώρα Κ44, Κωνσταντινουπόλεως 44, Αθήνα
Ημερομηνία | Τετάρτη 30 Οκτωβρίου 2013
Πόρτες ανοίγουν | 21:00

Χώρος | Block 33, 26ης Οκτωβρίου 33, Θεσσαλονίκη
Ημερομηνία | Πέμπτη 31 Οκτωβρίου 2013
Πόρτες ανοίγουν | 21:00

Τιμή Εισιτηρίου
Προπώληση 10€ | Ταμείο 10€

Προπώληση Εισιτηρίων
Αθήνα | https://emancipator-athens.eventbrite.com/
Θεσσαλονίκη | https://emancipator-thessaloniki.eventbrite.com/

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