Sunday, November 16, 2008

bigger than religion

My original idea for my new mix was to do one of my usual takes on experimental, drone music but quite naturally I caught myself listening to Erykah Badu's The Healer from her recent album New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) so my mix turned out like this:
erykah badu - the healer
blanketship & qulfus - blanketown
j dilla - workinonit
k.a.l - black-hearted bastards
alias - new to a few
dalek - tarnished
paul white - a silent cry
flying lotus - golden diva
distance - out of mind
king midas sound - cool out
headhunter - technopolis
arquiteq - birds of prey
dusk+ blackdown - con/fusion feat. farrah
j dilla - lightworks
sugahspank! - golden chain

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

N-E-O -N

To continue my argument about the best greek band of all time...well... at this point of time, Neon, an experimental-classical duo from Athens are probably one of the most serious contestants for the title. They have released three albums till now. A full-length debut called au theatre de sons imaginaires by poeta negra and the other two are self-released soundtracks for theatre plays. I firmly believe that they are one step ahead than anything that is released today in the greek music scene. They are currently unasigned and their new un-released album is a quite interesting case of modern interpretations of classical pieces.They first caught my attention with this track:

They even caught my mom's attention with this song and her favorite artist is phill collins! Great stuff!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Villa 21

I guess the best greek band of all time in my humble opinion was and still is Villa 21*. They used english lyrics in their songs and they were formed in the early 80s. It was a new wave/ post punk band and quite underground because of that. They released 3 lps. The first two in the legendary greek label Creep Records. They lasted less than 10 years and then the singer died tragically in a car accident. I was too young in those years to catch them live but I always thought they were great and I had one superb song in my argument to make my point. In time I discovered one more and I felt more than content. My latest mixes are more new wave/synth pop oriented as a nostalgia about this kind of music has overtaken me lately but I promise that the next one will be slightly different.

adn crystal - tam tam samba
negativland - escape from noise
kap bambino - more machine
metal urbain - panik
villa 21 - i see no!
un froid seul - opera multi steel
suicide - radiation
crystal castles - air war
c.o.m.a. - verre
john bender - 39a5 something
carlos giffoni - eternal noise
edgar froese - stuntman
devo - gates of steel


* As for Aphrodite's Child and Last Drive (some might argue) I didn't catch them play live either and..well..., to put it as mildly as possible this is not a post about them although I love Vangelis solo stuff!