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Christos Chondropoulos - Athenian Primitivism

Christos Chondropoulos - Athenian Primitivism

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Release Date  16/04/2021
Format 2LP
Label 12th Isle
Cat No. ISLE011

 
ISLE011 is a collection of cassette recordings made in Athens by Christos Chondropoulos over the last five years. Coming from an avant-garde percussion background, Christos calls upon themes of ancient Greek folklore and musical tradition through a futurist lens depicting robotic societies in post-human harmony. He constructs worlds reminiscent of Marcello Giombini’s Mondial Folk series or Umiliani’s exoticised Omicron outings. By looking to the future rather than the far-off past, he builds upon these early instances of technologically charged cultural geography and presents an authentically Greek reading of a parallel Athenian basin. Where his last work for 12th Isle explored once-forbidden tunings and unplaceable tonalities, these recordings further expand on the artist’s simultaneous concern for heritage and imaginary projection. Across the final Side D, Chondropoulos explores themes of maternal love present across the album by working with local singer Sofia Sarri to record six piercing, beautiful acapella phrases.

Tracklist:

1. Desire As Love 
2. Disco Veduno 
3. Maternal 
4. The Turkish Bath 
5. Smile Again 
6 . Future Basin 
7. Disco Bwaba 
8. Blue Skin Dancer 
9. Oaks
10. Abstraction 
11. The Remainder Of Abstraction 
12. Beneath The Statue 
13. Lullaby 
14. The Most Peculiar Acquisition Of The Insects 
15. Letter To Mother

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