Friday Freebie: Stavros Gasparatos has been performing his "Seven" album (adn170) at various very high profile venues in Greece, starting with a remarked show at Athen's Onassis Cultural Center in December 2013. We invite you to sit down and open your yes and ears for a bit more than an hour, as below is a complete recording of such a concert, played on January 8th, 2014 at the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus.
As with every live performance of "Seven", Stavros Gasparatos shares the stage here with four other musicians and a video-team. The material performed is focusing on its album version, but the show also includes other pieces and variations around these themes. Enjoy, and do not forgot to check "Seven" as an album, which you purchase on CD here and as digital files there.
We are getting very close to the release of Detritus's new album ("The Very Idea", adn177). Several tracks from this new full-length effort can already be streamed on this information page, but we know that people have come to demand their music played on major websites. Therefore, below is a new excerpt from this album, this time with its closing remix by Greece's Poordream. Another track, the album's opening "Bind" had already been posted here.
It has become quite a common wish for electronic producers to try and integrates accoustic instruments into their live shows, as demonstrated only yesterday (for example) with a video of Oyaarss performing with a drummer and a guitar player. This is a particularly tricky challenge for artists playing dancefloor music, for their beats and breaks are often difficult (or impossible) for human musicians to replicate. This doesn't mean that they do not try and, as demonstrated below by 2methyl, can succeed.
We posted last years two videos of Oyaarss performing his tracks "Parejošs kaut kas" and "Malduguns" as a live band, joined on stage by members of the Riga-based outfit Neļaudis. The trio has been playing quite a few shows ever since, and presents today a short video presentation made of excerpts shot at a show played in September 2013 at Riga's Totaldobže space.
The adiditon of live drums and guitars to Oyaarss's heavily emotional industrial instrumentation brings an obvious new dimension to this artist's shows. Bookers: get in touch to bring such a concert to your neck of the wood. And everybody: enjoy.
"Prologue", the paradoxically-titled second album by Underhill, follows "Silent Siren" but differs significantly from it, as it is a collaboration between only two members of the Underhill collective. Dean Rodell (also of Machine Code) and Ivan Shopov (also known as Balkansky and Cooh) have recorded here a fully instrumental, very calm and highly melodic album, which displays a very deep side of their respective talents and extends Underhill's scope.
Following the larger-than-life "Silent Siren" and preceding a new album as a full-band, "Prologue" is an instrumental, introvert musical dialogue between Dean Rodell and Ivan Shopov. If both are known for their beat-driven music, Underhill's new album is what they listen to and write when the time comes for calm moments and beauty. A melancholic and beautiful play of acoustic tones, dub atmospheres and electronic glitches, "Prologue" provides a welcome respite to an overdriven electronic scene and does so with subtlety and humanity. (Get this on CD / as a poster print with download code / as digital files)