Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ta Paichnidia tou Iliou (LP) - 2007 (Sold Out)

TA PAICHNIDIA TOU ILIOU (the Tricks of the Sun) - ST / LP
cat No: PD 002 / Greece
produced: 2007
Τα Παιχνίδια του Ήλιου (LP - ΠΔ 002)

70's sound & chaotic spirit in an absolute utopian album. Great crystal sound, with many space folk themes, trippy flutes, amazing female vocals, dreamy childs voice, native instruments & sounds, heavy dope psych melodies & more...Collage artwork with double-page velvet insert. Private issue in 300 copies.
It's just a hallucinogen experience!

A1.Ra (Ρα)
Α2.the Dream (Τ' Όνειρο)
Β1.Flutter of the Butterfly (η Πεταλούδα ανοίγει τα Φτερά της)
B2.the Tricks of the Sun (τα Παιχνίδια του Ήλιου)
B3.Epilogue (Επίλογος)

Lilian Tsatsaroni : main vocals & narration
Christos Pieridis : vocals
Spiros Rouchotas : flute, fife, el.& acoustic guitar, el.bass, keyboards, drums, native instruments & sounds, effects
Aphrodite : narration

music written by Spiros Rouchotas
lyrics by Nancy Fanouriou & Spiros Rouchotas

recorded at home, 2007 Athens
sound engineering & remix by Zacharias Kotsikis

Take a taste:

LP back cover

LP insert

Dedalos (7inch single) - 1996 (Sold Out)

DEDALOS (Daedalus) - Traveller / Like an Eagle 7'sp
cat No: PD 001 / Greece
produced: 1996
Δαίδαλος - Ταξιδευτής / Σαν Αετός (7ιντσο - ΠΔ 001)

Late 60's - early 70's authentic sound & spirit! Greek lyrics, female vocals, acid trip flutes & hippy flavoured atmosphere! Heavy vinyl 70gr + velvet insert. This is the band's first & only single, as their members disbanded a year later. Private issue, recorded in 1996 and finally released 8 years later in 500 hand numbered cps, from which only 30 of them wear a hand-made jacket from recycled paper with different artwork(see 2nd pic.) designed by band's composer Spiros Rouchotas.
12 years later he records his debut LP "Ta Paichnidia tou Iliou" (the Τricks of the Sun), moving into psychedelic progressive folk sound.

1.Traveller (Ταξιδευτής)
2.Like an Eagle (Σαν Αετός)
Pavlina Katsochi : main vocals
Spiros Rouchotas : flute, lead & rhythm guitar, vocals
Christos Tzelepopoulos : bass, vocals
Dimitris Pollatos : drums

music written by Spiros Rouchotas
lyrics by Spiros Rouchotas & Dimitris Pollatos

recorded at Action studio, 1996 Athens
remixed by Kosmas Boulakas
mastered by Nikos Stratigos

7" back cover

7" insert