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Various Artists

Anthology Of Contemporary Music From Greece

Label: Unexplained Sounds Group

Format: CD

Genre: Library/Soundtracks

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*In process of stocking. Limited edition of 200 copies.* In ancient Greece, music played a central role in all areas of life, both public and private. We can only imagine how this music sounded. But there are many visual sources that can tell us who was playing which instruments and in which settings, as well as showing us that there were often people dancing together. Listening to "The M. band" by Pina Bounce, one seems to perceive a sonic glimpse into those ancient times, reverberating through the long notes of the trumpet and filtered by the distortions of the electrical equipment. Grim Machines' "Sparagmos" showcases primitive noise rituals, combining analog equipment and amplified built instruments, thus creating music informed by a creative blend of ethnological study and ancient culture. "Luc" by epavlispavlakis and Nicolas Malevitsis sounds like a requiem played in an abandoned Arcadian monastery. These are some examples of music which, alongside the abstract minimalism and the electronic and electroacoustic experimentation of Costis Drygianakis, Michalis Paraskakis, melophobia, Meteoros Meteor, Savvas Metaxas, Dimitris Savva, and many other talented musicians, can testify to how tradition and innovation, past and present, history and future are in a constant dialectical relationship; and how, incredibly, music in Greece is still flourishing through its youth, despite the millennia of culture behind it. - Raffaele Pezzella

Cat. number: USG078
Year: 2022

Published by ©Unexplained Sounds Group
Curated and mastered by Raffaele Pezzella (Sonologyst)
Cover image “Dyonisus on a boat”, 550-540 BC.

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