DetailsISLE011 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.
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Artist Christos Chondropoulos Label 12th Isle Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 2x12" Genre Ambient / New Age Release Date 16 Apr 2021 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title Desire As Love Track 1 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/ISLE-011/a1+desire+as+love+clip.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title Disco Veduno Track 2 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/ISLE-011/a2+disco+veduno+clip.mp3 Track 3 Position A3 Track 3 Title Maternal Track 3 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/ISLE-011/a3+clip+maternal.mp3 Track 4 Position B1 Track 4 Title The Turkish Bath Track 4 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/ISLE-011/b1+turkish+bath+clip.mp3 Track 5 Position B2 Track 5 Title Smile Again Track 5 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/ISLE-011/b2+clip+smile+again.mp3 Track 6 Position B3 Track 6 Title Future Basin Track 6 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/ISLE-011/b3+clip+future+basin.mp3 Track 7 Position C1 Track 7 Title Disco Bwaba Track 7 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/ISLE-011/c1+clip+disco+bwaba.mp3 Track 8 Position C2 Track 8 Title Blue Skin Dancer Track 8 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/ISLE-011/c2+clip+blue+skin+dancer.mp3 Track 9 Position C3 Track 9 Title Oaks Track 9 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/ISLE-011/c3+clip+oaks.mp3 Track 10 Position D1 Track 10 Title Abstraction Track 10 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/ISLE-011/d1+clip+abstraction.mp3 Track 11 Position D2 Track 11 Title The Remainder Of Abstraction Track 11 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/ISLE-011/d2+clip+the+remainder+of+abstraction.mp3 Track 12 Position D3 Track12 Title Beneath The Statue Track 12 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/ISLE-011/d3+clip+beneath+the+statue.mp3