Κυριακή, 30 Μαΐου 2010

merzbow 'magnesia nova' CD (1996 STCD108 / perverse series & akti/oxy plb no.2)



subtitled as 'a study on the connections between the hellenic and japanese culturess' this is probably my most commercial release ever. 1000 copies, worldwide distributed by soleilmoon (usa) & staalplaat (europe). still reflects a turbulent period for my life, within less than a year that perverse series existed i managed to do the greatest mistakes of my life (that were almost to cost even an imprisonment back then), happens though when you are at your early 20's turned a useful experience for the first decade of the 00's.

there was an idea dropped then by nikos hatzopoulos of oxy pbl that we included a book too. masami needed sometime to work on it and then we had to translate it so the idea was shelved.

on the other hand still i recall the day i booked the release. masami had sent a master tape to listen. is almost 15.00 during a hot july day (around 40C especially that day) so i simply open wide the window or my room play the tape ultra loud in order to test... within 3 minutes i noticed that almost all of the winodws / doors, etc of the opposite block of flats were shut down and took less than 10' for my parents to realize that it was me listening to music as always and not our washing machine had gone mad! after than i simply sit in front of my typewriter wrote a letter to masami saying is a deal and i faxed it... the rest is history...

...back then during a huge merzbow overload i liked it but as i consumed so much of masami's works at that time hadn't paid attention to details that i track down upon listening now. a lovely one!

play fuckin' loud!!!

pt 1 - pt2

ps: as actually is influenced by plato's 'timeus' here are useful links first an introductory to the book and the book itself for download. ancient greek / modern greek translation here (not sure which version it is maybe the vassilis kalfas translation of polis issued back in 1995 as he's mentioned in the introdution.)

p2 : the actual cover comes in blue carton but couldn't find the copy in the collection when i was uploading it so took a magenta one of the limited ones. 1000 were printed on blue carton and for the fun of it some 100 on magenta, orange, light green and can't recall if were other colours too...

axel doerner & mattin 'berlin' (absurd & 1000+1 tilt, 06/06) CD






i totally love this cd. stands as one of my favest absurds no matter that has caused ambiguous feelings to various friends and absurd completists. arranged the idea during the electrograph of 2006 after spending a couple of crazy days with mattin in athens and during summertime together with jason of 1000+1 tilt we had it out to 500 copies. always loved the silkscreened cover and the lou reed 'berlin' image we used.

you can get the mp3 version at mattin's site or simply here

or a flac version here

pt1 - pt2 - pt3 - pt4

play loud!!!!!!

Τρίτη, 18 Μαΐου 2010

guerra / garcia / stern 'hey ya' (absurd #39)



march '03 during a trip for a live set in thessaloniki w/ aux had on the discman listening for some 5th - 6th time the recording anthony had sent with joel and margarida. liked it a lot and wanted to issue it. out of the blue as we were wandering in the house of thanasis chondros & alexandra katsiani where their 'hyperdothe' monthly project was going on saw this little hut in the backyard... harry my aux partner said 'it would have been great if we had each of the players inside a separate room and the listener in a separate one receiving the sounds of the other 3 rooms and perhaps vice versa'...well although in reality never occured at least in our dillusioned minds sounded like that hence the sleeve. original artwork included the above pic as 18x15 (or was bigger may confuse the size) and the 3"cdr on a foam.

play loud (flac file)

pt1 - pt2

Δευτέρα, 17 Μαΐου 2010

anthony milton 'boronia avenue' (absurd # round vinyl records and food)



another release for a specific reason. birthday as usual. limited to 25 copies issued in march 2009. half covers have the blue flowers on the front and vice versa. photos taken from the anthivolos of spyros papaloukas's hagiographies of the metropolitan church of amphissa. inside photo taken from amphissa too.
tracks should read

side a

the wind dancing

surf bottle

side b

can't stand for the line



boronia avenue

Παρασκευή, 14 Μαΐου 2010

at the toy room (editions_zero # avoros)



one of my beloved lo-fi / bedroom fidelity recordings of my friends vasilis and dimitris. this time under the 'at the toy room' which can either be seen as group or title name. originally released a couple of years ago as a cdr on editions_zero. here it is in digital form. recommended for late night listening...

avoros