Thursday, 25 March 2010

Interstellar Overdrive, Hibernation

Greece, 2009.

This is a band first formed in Athens in 1999. Their genre is, however, very hard to define: it's somewhere between ambient, experimental, jazz, progressive, indie, folk and alternative rock.

Playlist:
1. Music To Swim In
2. The Man With A Shattered World
3. Sweet Nothings
4. Echo
5. A Short Piece For The Poison-Man
6. Pensees Du Pays Des Milles Automnes
7. Not A Soul Around
8. Nervous Happy
9. Tumulte
10. Gadgetry
11. Music Without Trees
12. Happy Hour
13. Welcome Stranger
14. 32.4 Channels For A Mono Piece
15. Untitled

Link.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You might find this interesting.

We refer to it as "Analog Music from a Lost World" -- previously unreleased post-punk experimental rock from 1981, unlike anything else recorded before or after.

"It’s out there but a really good listen...some awesome experimental work." — Richmond Playlist

"It’s challenging music made by a collection of people who know what the f_ck they’re talking about when it comes to records...fantastic record...holds its own unique feel and straight weirdness. What more could you want?" -- anuncontrollableurge.com

"...enjoyed it immensely! Odd, odd sounds, but funky in a twisted way." — snapcrackleandpops.blogspot.com

"It's amazing!" -- Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock

"...pretty weird: mixtures of grrl band vocals, psych rock and spaced-out guitar, and 60s style poetic verse.
Pretty weird, in the good way." — g-spotlight.blogspot.com

"Once again, those lovely folks over at WFMU beat us all to the punch with another chunk of previously unknown avant/post-punk brilliance circa 1981, proving that no matter how much you root around, there's always another truffle waiting to be dug up..." -- nonotnyet.blogspot.com

“...lovely and odd...” -- No Rock and Roll Fun.com

"It reminds me at times of early Sonic youth. To be honest I love anything which contains deranged female warbleings. You can listen to or download the whole thing from the Free Music Archive website. Well worth an hour of your time." -- burningworld.blogspot.com

"...some hefty grooves, and plenty of 'holy shit" moments'. It's a spacious but highly rewarding listen, and I wouldn't be surprised if some label makes an effort to press this on vinyl in the near future." -- ongakubaka.blogspot.com

Jason Sigal, Managing Director at WFMU said:
"This is amazing stuff and we would be honored to feature it in wfmu's curated portal on the free music archive. I'm very sorry for our slow response, we have a lot of stuff to wade through to find gems like these."

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Karen_Cooper_Complex/