(World/Electronic) VIDEO PREMIERE - Embracing World Music & Electronica, WONDERFEEL Presents 'TAMADAA'

 

EMBRACING CHILLOUT, CHILLWAVE, LEFTFIELD AND ELECTRONICA, AND PAIRING IT WITH WORLD INSTRUMENTATION
TO GIVE A MORE ORGANIC, LIVE FEEL, WONDERFEEL PRESENTS 'TAMADAA' WHCH IS THE FIRST TRACK TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM  ‘LAO DREAMING’

Artist: Wonderfeel / Title: Lao Dreaming /

Label: Skeletone / Distributor: Arabesque
Release Period: Dec - Jan / CAT: SKE002CD


Inspired by the natural sounds and traditional songs of Lao, this album explores tribal rhythm, solid basslines and deep natural ambience.

On a recent trip to Lao Wonderfeel was captivated by the singing of a Laotian Buddhist monk, as they sat together in a pitch dark cave. The man's voice bathed in rich natural reverb. Then up in the northern mountains of Lao he met with two tribeswomen who each shared a song from their Akha culture.

With these unique voices and sounds from the natural world, Wonderfeel returned to their headquarters in the forests east of Melbourne. From there it has taken four years to craft the album 'Lao Dreaming'.

Wonderfeel is a strictly sampler-based producer. Using ‘organic’ sounds recorded from the physical world via a microphone to build each piece.

"I am using technology - but in a way that lets me honour nature. Her wildness and sensitivity." (Peet Wonderfeel)

Formative inspirations are Art of Noise, Laurie Anderson, George Clinton and African Headcharge.

Current inspirations are Shackleton, Clarity, Chunky and Ancestral Voices.

Peet Wonderfeel has a background in activism and has fronted a message-driven punk band. Wonderfeel is a contributor to Melbourne's freaky underground scene and has hosted full moon dances.

After a successful crowdfunder in mid 2017, the first album by Wonderfeel is ready to go.


Addremove Releases The Clean Slate EP (Threnes Recordings) * Previous Support From Fact / XLR8R

* DARK, ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRONIC MUSIC WITH AN INDUSTRIAL EDGE FROM ADDREMOVE. THE E.P. INCLUDES A REMIX FROM JK FLESH (GODFLESH, FINAL, JESU) WITH PREVIOUS SUPPORT FROM FACT / XLR8R & BRVTALIST *


ADDREMOVE
CLEAN SLATE

Label: Thrènes.
Release Date Single: 13/10/2017

BUY ALBUM HERE:
https://threnes.bandcamp.com/album/clean-slate-ep

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Artist:
https://soundcloud.com/addremove

Label:
https://soundcloud.com/threnes
https://www.residentadvisor.net/record-label.aspx?id=14978
https://www.facebook.com/threnesrecords
https://www.discogs.com/label/1005941-thr%C3%A3%C6%92%C3%A2%C2%A8nes

Clean Slate is the first release from Addremove on Swiss label Thrènes.
There isn’t a lot to say about Addremove himself or herself as he/she prefers to keep their identity unrevealed, at least for the moment, so let's concentrate on the music.

Clean Slate consists of  5 original tracks, ‘Letter From Police’ sounds like the music from the series American Gods with its heavenly wailing over gnarly rhythms. ‘When They Fall From The Sky’ continues the theme but with a more industrial edge. ‘Postal’ is more ambient but still dark and filmic, whilst ‘Crie’ seems more industrial and robotic. Finally ‘Lurk’ adds more rhythm to proceedings and sounds like classy, analog, electronic music.
In short, then Addremove's sound perfectly encapsulates the sound that Thrènes. were looking to release on the label, dark, melancholic, cinematic, with a gritty edge.

Clean Slate also includes a remix from JK Flesh (project/alias of Justin Broadrick of Godflesh, Final, and Jesu - https://www.discogs.com/fr/artist/1357225-JK-Flesh ) who has a long path in the music scene, supported by various music magazines:
http://www.thebrvtalist.com/jkflesh/ https://www.xlr8r.com/tag/jk-flesh/
http://www.factmag.com/tag/jk-flesh/

LABEL

Previous releases from Threnes include:

Rotkeller -Atheos incl. a remix of eomac,  released in May 2017
https://www.threnes.com/releases/rotkeller/


(PREMIERE) New Single From FLUNK * Taken From The Bands Forthcoming 6th Studio Album

 

 

Artist: Flunk
Title: Chemistry And Math

Format: CD/LP/digital
Catno: BS183CD/BS183LP
Release Period: Oct/Nov 2017
Distribution/export: Kudos Distribution

 

TRACKLISTING

01 TMTTUOT 0
2 ChemistryAndMath
03 Petrified
04 June,July
05 Outsiders
06 Assassins(WithWaterGuns)
07 Pheromone(FadeAway)
08 YourBeautifulLies
09 Reprise
10 Hello (Planet Awesome)

DISCOGRAPHY (ordinary albums)

For Sleepyheads Only (2002)
Morning Star (2004)
Personal Stereo (2007)
This Is What You Get (2009)
Lost Causes (2013)
Chemistry And Math (2017)


Seriously, how is it possible to spend two years and four months making a pop music album? It's obviously not because of a fetish with technical perfection. Not a single take on 'Chemistry and Math' has been recorded in a recording studio. It is all living room, bedroom or kitchen table work. Which is the way we have recorded all Flunk albums. Except the last, 'Lost Causes', which was mostly done in a studio.

So really, how does it take 28 months to put together 10 tracks of alternative, lo-fi popular music? Well, life? Just life. We're busy with stuff like everybody else, ordinary stuff. And it's all in there, really. In the air in the recordings and in-between the lines of words.

'Chemistry and Math' might be about how you acknowledge the inevitability of the rules and patterns and natural laws, it's not so much mystery, it's math, and chemistry, and hormones, and a constant chaos of coincidence.

Well, it’s in there, go check it out. In there are also a lot of popular music references, some obvious one, some slightly hidden. As usual. Writing the songs for a debut, 'For Sleepyheads Only', at the beginning of the century, now feels like a sunny haze of innocence and blue skies. And a total absence of black clouds. 'Chemistry and Math' is installed in a much bleaker and more distorted soundscape, reflecting the mood of the world thrown at us in a fucked up era. But we're happy with the songs and the sound, happy to finally be finished and most of all happily looking forward to meet our fantastic fans around the world.

'Chemistry And Math' is Flunk's sixth ordinary album (excluding remix-, best of- and demo-cover-compilations).

Flunk Basic Facts

Flunk started out around 2000/2001, originally as a trio: Ulf Nygaard (programming, vocals), Jo Bakke (guitars, bass and more) and Anja Øyen Vister (vocals, guitars). Ulf started his musical career in the early nineties with Folk & Røvere (Polygram Norway), a trip hop inspired boy/girl duo singing in Norwegian. Jo started out in Happy Campers (Sony Music Norway/Ninja Tune) later as a part of the duo Antenna (Guidance Recordings). Anja had been working on solo material for some years, and more or less accidentally ended up doing vocals on the first Flunk track to be released, ‘Indian Rope Trick’, winter 2001 on the compilation Arctic Circles 3. Flunk gradually expanded to a five-piece band, including the live musicians, Erik Ruud (drums) and Ole Kristian Wetten (bass).

Full album discography (ordinary albums in bold):

  • For Sleepyheads Only (2002)
  • Treat Me Like You Do (2003) (Remixes of tracks from For Sleepyheads Only)
  • Morning Star (2004)
  • Play America (2005) (four new songs, four remixes from Morning Star tracks)
  • Personal Stereo (2007)
  • Democracy (2007) (Remixes of tracks from Personal Stereo)
  • This Is What You Get (2009)
  • The Songs We Sing (2012) (Best of compilation)
  • Lost Causes (2013)
  • Deconstruction Time Again (2015) (Remixes, mostly from Lost Causes tracks)
  • Cover Ups (2016) (compilation of demo/live rehersal cover versions)
  • Chemistry And Math (2017)
  • Flunk made a big impact with their downbeat cover version of Blue Monday on their debut album, the track has to this date been streamed more than 1,8 million times on Spotify. They also have a big US following, mainly because the two first album was released on license in the US. Tracks from the early albums have been licensed to numerous compilations, and have been featured in tv-shows like ‘The OC’. On digital formats, Flunk is biggest in the US, Germany, Great Britain and Turkay on streaming numbers, and also big in Greece on YouTube views.
  • They have had tours, concerts and festival gigs in Norway, UK, USA, Turkey, Poland, Russia and China. They plan to do the releaseparty for the new album in Istanbul, and will play in various European cities in the autumn/early winter. A US tour is planned for early 2018.
  • The new album will be out on both CD and vinyl. Flunk have had limited availability on physical formats the last few years, but the new album will be distributed in the UK and exported worldwide through Kudos Distribution in the UK, and re-press and re-release of the other albums are planned.

 


(Rock/Indie) * THE LOTUS RELEASE 2ND SINGLE ‘PERFECT LOVE’, PRODUCED BY PAUL REEVE (MUSE) * Support From Kerrang, AltCorner, Vents, Total Rock, Planet Mosh,

* THE LOTUS RELEASE 2ND SINGLE ‘PERFECT LOVE’, PRODUCED BY PAUL REEVE (MUSE)
* Previous Support Kerrang, AltCorner, Vents, Total Rock, Planet Mosh, Musicology + many more

THE LOTUS PERFECT LOVE
GENRE: Rock, Indie / LABEL: Barn Owl Records  / RELEASE DATE: 15/08/2017
BARCODE: 5054960363304 / ISRC: GBLFP1746829



The Lotus  grew up in the suburbs of central Italy and an anger towards a decadent Country grew within them. They are proud of being Italians but actually feel more like people of a European or World multiculturalism.

This desire to combine diversity has formed the band's genre: each member has a totally different view of music and this fact unites them instead of dividing.

Growing up in Italy, plagued by bigotry and corruption has had a profound effect on the lyrical content of The Lotus songs so far.

The Lotus have also travelled and indeed suffered for their art, ten years ago for example they were walking the streets of Los Angeles alone, with no money, playing in pubs on the outskirts. They had some beautiful moments but also tragic moments when Silvia, Luca's girlfriend passed away in a car accident.

They also travelled to the UK in a motorhome from Italy, and at every moment, even every motorway service area they tried to sell their music at any cost, and  actually gained many fans this way. They loved the UK so much that they moved there, which difficult at first but they are now beginning to see the fruits of their labour.

1st single ‘Mars-X’ received support from Kerrang, Musicology, Vents , Alt Corner, Total Rock and many more.

'Perfect Love' is the bands 2nd single, it’s a song that talks about love and desire, by going through an unusual path: the guilt. As the band explain:

“The society we're living in today has built its relational fundamentals on dogmatic hypocrisy that are the opposite to what is the root of being a human being.

In our century of pious and religious imperialism, we are forced to justify our instincts by blaming ourselves, and that makes us aliens in our own home.

So, who can tell us what is a Perfect Love? How can you escape the fruits of decay growing on us?

Truth, sharing, and understanding are the keys to free our souls.”



SOCIAL MEDIA:

WEBSITE www.the-lotus.com <http://www.the-lotus.com>
FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/thelotusofficial <http://www.facebook.com/thelotusofficial>
TWITTER www.twitter.com/thelotusband <http://www.twitter.com/thelotusband>
YOUTUBE www.youtube.com/thelotuschannel <http://www.youtube.com/thelotuschannel>
VEVO www.vevo.com/artist/the-lotus <http://www.vevo.com/artist/the-lotus>
INSTAGRAM www.instagram.com/thelotusbandofficial <http://www.instagram.com/thelotusbandofficial>
SOUNDCLOUD www.soundcloud.com/thelotusofficial <http://www.soundcloud.com/thelotusofficial>


CENTVRIES - TENSION incl. Sascha Braemer / Jan Dalvík & Luis Ake Remix.

 

ARTIST: CENTVRIES

TITLE: TENSION

incl. Sascha Braemer / Jan Dalvík  & Luis Ake Remix.

LABEL: BEANS & BACON

CAT NO: BAB022

RELEASE DATE: 21.08.2017

* CENTVRIES debut single 'Aphrodite' reach over 300.000 plays on Spotify *

* After their debut ep in June 2016, 2017 CENTVRIES played a sold out Berghain show in Berlin followed by a tour with 'Bakery' *


https://soundcloud.com/vision-music-promotions/sets/centvries-tension-incl-sascha-braemer-jan-dalvik-luis-ake-remix/s-Bug4C

After their debut EP „Aphrodite“ CENTVRIES are now releasing their brand new single „Tension“. The track is atmospherically wide yet inexorably vehement. Sascha Breamer, Jan Dalvík  & Luis Ake take up the pulsating club element and give it a new and even darker spin with their remixes.

CENTVRIES worship mystery,

crave the beauty of the unknown,

pay homage to long lost gods with music

vibrating gloomily and electronically through the mist

Driven to transform their vision into sound, CENTVRIES have been creating music since 2015 resulting in wide atmospheres and vibrant beats – deep, dark and danceable. Extensively influenced by Graeco-Roman symbolism as well as the modern world, vivid lyrics coalesce with the sentiment of the songs.

Their first EP „APHRODITE,“ with the homonymous single, premiered on one of Germanyʼs most relevant blogs for electronic music trndmusik.de. It first aired on You.FM and in autumn 2016 they played their first showcase at Reeperbahnfestival.

 


(POP/EDM) GLIDESONIC DESIRE (JUST LOVE ME) EDM REMIX

 

 

GLIDESONIC
DESIRE (JUST LOVE ME) EDM REMIX

ARTIST:
GLIDESONIC
  TITLE: DESIRE (JUST LOVE ME) EDM REMIX
  LABEL: GLIDESONIC
  RELEASE: AUGUST 7TH 2017
  GENRE: EDM / ELECTRONIC / POP
PRODUCED BY: STEPHEN WILLIAMS @ CHAPEL STUDIOS

* SECRETIVE DANCE POP DUO GLIDESONIC RELEASE A SHIMMERING SLICE OF
SUMMER ELECTRO POP *

* 4.5 MILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS

* 640K FACEBOOK FANS

Virtual band GlideSonic features anti-hero superstars Glidy (vocals) and Jaz (DJ).

Legend has it the Bristol-born duo first met on a freight shuttle returning from an asteroid mining expedition, spending the long hours in space working together on their first tracks.

Others say they met in a downtown coffee bar on a rainy day in South London, taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi and dreaming of fame.

Whatever the reality, since their first release two years ago, GlideSonic have attracted an international fan base, with millions of video views and an impressive following on social media.

GlideSonic worked with London based producer Stephen Williams (Seal, Britney Spears, Sting) to record their latest single, EDM / pop crossover Desire (just love me).

The video, filmed in Prague by director Paul Dean, features the surreal Glidy and Jaz performing their new track to fans in a Prague club, and the inevitable after-show party.


SOCIAL MEDIA:

https://www.facebook.com/glidesonic
https://www.youtube.com/c/GlidesonicMusic
http://glidesonic.com


(VIDEO PREMIERE) - Kalahara 'Augustine'

 

ARTIST: KALAHARA
TITLE: AUGUSTINE

LABEL: BLACK ECHO RECORDS
RELEASE: 21/07/17

* Electronic duo Kalahara return after the success of their debut single ‘Wildfire’ (27 thousand views and counting)
with the beautiful and moving follow up single ‘Augustine’

* Debut live show at Festival No. 6 in September playing with the Festival No. 6 Orchestra conducted by Joe Duddell  < this will be dope – Full rescoring for Chamber Orchestra of our tracks by Joe Duddell.  http://festivalnumber6.com/arts-culture/joe-duddell-no-6-ensemble/


SOCIAL MEDIA:

FB : https://www.facebook.com/KalaharaMusic/
Twitter : @kalaharamusic
Insta : @kalaharamusic
https://soundcloud.com/kalahara


Actually the first piece of music the pair wrote together, ‘Augustine’ is a more stripped back and emotive affair this time. The sparse production gives the vocal room to breathe evoking a sense of release and letting go. The music develops around a percussive swung conga leading you into Lydia Kaye’s incredible haunting vocal. Her beautiful multi layered harmonies glide over the deep rising bass-line, sonically enforcing the repeating motif ‘I lost myself’ building the track into a piece of dreamy down-tempo alt-pop becoming mesmerising with the subtle chorus hooking you in on a subconscious level.

The EP comes with remixes from some of the undergrounds finest in the form of remixes from Bandulu gang’s very own Boofy & Wu Yen ( Hi5Ghost). Both take the original and flip it into straight up fire taking elements of the vocal but then dropping into their trademark dutty 808’s, snares and soundsystem shaking bass.
Finishing off with a glitchy remix from newcomer Art|Thft the EP is complete. Expect big things in the near future from him 😉

The original is also accompanied by an absolutely stunning video from the incredibly talented filmmaker Craig Murray (Mogwai, Snow Ghost, Houndstooth etc) starring his own wife, who pairs the delicate original with a brilliant short film. Using his trademark elements of stop motion animation and film, taking its influence from a mutual love of ‘komorebi’ , space and the universe and everything in between it is the final piece of the puzzle to complete the release.


FOR PRESS / RADIO ENQUIRIES CONTACT:

vision (at) visionmusic (dot) co.uk


(Electronica / Bass) Kara Cey Gets A Premiere on Certified / EDM Network

 

 

Premiere For ‘Connected To You’ by KARA CEY

https://soundcloud.com/certified/kara-cey-connected-to-you-premiere

* ELECTRONIC SOUND PRODUCER, COMPUTER GRAPHIC ARTIST, AND FILM SCORE COMPOSER, KARA CEY IS A MAN OF MANY TALENTS RELEASING HIS DEBUT EP IN JULY *

* VICE (NEW YORK) HAVE DESCRIBED KARA CEY AS ONE TO WATCH AFTER THEY REVIEWED HIS MULTIMEDIA PROJECT - http://www.anatomyunion.com/


VIDEO:

*Coming Shortly

SOCIAL MEDIA:

https://www.karacey.com
https://www.instagram.com/kara.cey/
https://www.facebook.com/karacey

Kara Cey is a multidisciplinary artist born in Brussels. Influenced by the electronic music scene , abstract hip-hop and many other genres, Kara Cey managed to create a unique sound by taking the time to carefully design his own electronic sounds, and computer graphics.

Kara Cey has composed music for a number of short film projects. In 2015 for example he was hired to compose soundtracks for the award winning short-film The Seed/ La Graine.  It is also important to mention that Kara Cey is the founder of Anatomyunion (http://www.anatomyunion.com/) which has been reviewed and featured on VICE New York and is an ambitious project that tries to bring the arts, sciences and philosophy together. The project started as a music label that aimed to release seven electronic music vinyl only releases that reflect the parts of the human body.

The project released electronic music artitsts such as Jesse Somfay a.k.a Borealis and Lakker, and works of visual graphic artist Alex Konahin.
Throughout the years the Anatomyunion project expanded into a multi disciplinary platform and the aim is not  focused on promoting only electronic music but also promoting diverse forms of art and science in order to unite people from different backgrounds.

The most innovative part of the project is the 3D interactive website. The animations, 3D objects and web design are also made by Kara Cey as we speak, the coding of the website is done by the talented Jan Jorissen who is an independent front end web developer. The idea of the website is to let the public discover the concept and the philosophy of the project by interacting with the objects or content in the room. Each room will represent a release and all the people that have contributed their time or effort to the project will have their own spot in one of the rooms.

Kara Cey’s music could be described as a combination of atmospheric vocals, heavy distorted basses, rhythmic patterns, field recordings, layers of guitars and synths. In an interview with Golden Boy Press (2016) he describes his music as “an embodied experience of fragmented moments”. Although Kara Cey’s artistic endeavors find their root in music, he pushes his limits to explore more of his creative capabilities. To reach a full sensitive experience visuals are these days a very important part of his music.

Kara Cey’s self-titled EP contains three tracks which are produced and recorded between 2015-2017 The three tracks of the EP are diverse in rhythm and colour but merges seamlessly together. Album and live dates to follow Autumn / Winter 2017

FOR PRESS / RADIO ENQUIRIES CONTACT:

rob (at) visionmusic.co.uk


(News) THE EGG Release New Video & Will Play Glastonbury Glade Stage With Sasha & Digweed

NEW VIDEO:

GLASTONBURY GLADE LINE UP:

The Egg are dance technicians - they play live rocktronic, funk and house inspired big textural dance music, using electronic and live instruments with video triggers, samples and live and vocodered vocals. Their music is influenced by everything around them and inspired by artists such as Pink Floyd, Funkadelic, DFA Records, New Order, Underworld, and the shoegazing/nu-gaze scene. - Think flirting with Air, ‘a nod to George Clinton and a wink at Primal Scream’

The band are well known on the UK festival circuit, but fit just as comfortably into the club scene and recently enjoyed a worldwide hit with the massive Tocadisco electro-house remix of their Air-like 'Walking Away' and the David Guetta bootleg of the same track that followed. They reached no.3 in the UK charts, no.1 in Spain for 6 weeks, and enjoyed the biggest dance tune in the world overall in sales.

They have played throughout Europe, Australia and Brazil, and have recently been focusing on the USA where they completed their 6th US tour and 14th visit there in 2015. They were welcomed into the US Jam Band Scene populated by bands such as Phish, Lotus, Disco Biscuits, playing comfortably alongside the scene's largest acts.
The band's 4th studio album ‘Something to Do’(2012) was produced by Robin Twelftree (Tosca, Reverso 68), Benji Vaughan (producer of Forwards) & Bruno Ellingham (New Order, Goldfrapp, Mertz.). mixed by James Reynolds (Tinie Tempah). Featured Sophie barker (zero 7) again who featured on ‘walking away’ and had Singles ‘Catch’, electric city’ remixes from Psychemagik, The C-90’s , Tom Laroye

They have worked with or been remixed by: Tocadisco, Mylo, David Guetta, Rollo (Faithless), Camille Jones, The Next Men, Fila Brazillia, Grand National, Dusty Kid, Ulrich Schnauss, Oliver Koletski, Atomic Hooligan, Greg Hunter (The Orb) & Currently working with producer Youth (pink Floyd), John Monkman and recently new music with Jah Wobble (P.I.L), Roger Eno, Klaxxons, Matt Black (coldcut)
Members: Ned Scott (vocals, keyboards), Maff Scott (drums, programming, co producing), Ben Cullum, Paul Marshall (Bass), Drew Thane, Matt White (Guitar).
Upcoming 5th album ‘Galactic Love Machine’ produced/ co written with Greg Hunter (The Orb, Dubsahara, Paul Mcartney) on loop da loop records, arrives summer ‘17 & features ‘The sun is Flat” - just licensed on Cafe Del Mar’s summer 17 comp and A- listed on premier UK digital radio station chill Fm.

http://www.theegg.org.uk/news/ (select ‘music’ for prev albums) http://www.facebook.com/theeggband
https://youtu.be/_EOlTwqR_qE
(New York City - live) https://youtu.be/GWQYQC578-o (‘electric city’ video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqU7iRoiv2g (EPK) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=hc1LeyJj9uw (The Sun is flat) https://theegg.bandcamp.com/track/stonestock-rebuild-2 (Stonestock(‘GLM’album) https://theegg.bandcamp.com/album/the-egg-at-portobello-live (live)

FOR BOOKING / PRESS / RADIO ENQUIRIES CONTACT:

rob (at) visionmusic.co.uk


(NEWS FLASH) FOS to release 3rd album in July ! Rough Trade / Boiler Room / BBC 6 Music support for previous release.

ARTIST: FOS
TITLE: CAPTAIN FREE

LABEL: NEAR THE EXIT MUSIC
RELEASE: 07/07/17
CAT NO: NTEMV002

* FOS RETURNS WITH HER 3RD ALBUM. PREVIOUS SUPPORT FROM ROUGH TRADE, BOILER ROOM, BBC 6 MUSIC, CYCLIC DEFROST AND MANY MORE *

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London based Greek born artist Katerina Koutouzi, aka Fos, is releasing her third album “Captain Free” on the artist's own label, Near The Exit Music. The captivating melody of the main song from which the album takes its title, dominates this record. Captain Free takes you on a journey from Dalston neon market stalls reflected in kerbside puddles to the silvery darting fish swimming in the clear Greek island waters. Squidgy beats and airy synth complemented by a gentle voice full of promise, blow over the listener like a familiar summer breeze.
Katerina has recorded, produced and mastered this record herself and you can feel that this is a song that has been lovingly nurtured into being. When she was a girl, Katerina grew up on a small Greek island and her island memories paint a sort of glorious technicolor-nostalgia over this beautifully formed, catchy electro pop song conceived in the bustling city. Koutouzi came from an island in the Aegean via Athens to a musically- congested London in which she has cleared an absolutely unique space for herself “ (Sonomu)

The rest of the album takes the listener on a sailing trip through varied musical waters. The whole album evolves around the theme of sailing on one's sailboat in the vast blue as a symbolic metaphor on the meaning of life and being alive.
Following in the footsteps of her second album “Rock”, “Captain Free” is a well crafted assortment of all the different elements that Koutouzi likes to play with.

“...crafting tracks that bob, duck and dive out of the way of genre expectations, moving in such unexpected directions that defy logic but placate the ear...Fos has developed an enormously overwhelming ability to spin together an assortment and array of oddities in terms of sound and style, weaving them together on a giant loom into a tapestry of melody, art, rhythm and hazy dreams... The music of Fos has a folktastic base that spirals wildy off towards avant garde directions whilst maintaining a sense of calm pop in the way each song is constructed and the avenues they explore
” (New Narcotics)
.

“Modern meets traditional on this slice of Greek folktronica” (Sic Magazine).

Fos brings together traditional acoustic instruments like the daouli Greek drum, ancient instruments like the conch-shell, other acoustic instruments including the piano and the accordion, an electronica style of programming beats using pebbles, shells and bells. Katerina often sings in different languages, using the sound of a language as another sound tool but also using voice as an instrument. This contemporary approach blends styles such as dance music, song structures using simple archetypal melodies, ambient soundscapes using her own field recordings of natural sounds like the sound of waves and minimal instrumental explorations. The pieces sometimes sound like a sound collage of different instruments and natural sounds, but with an overarching aim of creating a certain atmosphere and an emotional reaction.

In 2010 her second album “Rock” was described by Rough Trade as "a blissed out avant folk-pop revelation. A masterful piece of work..a thing of wonder". Music critics from all over the world praised her music production style:

“If you want something done right, do it yourself..The production value is so crisp that it sounds live, with every sound - daouli, conch, footsteps on sand - leaping from the speakers. There is a lot going on, but nothing is hidden; it is as if the noonday sun has burned through the clouds and eliminated all of the shadows. Because so much of the mix is upfront, the album sounds immediate, almost to the point of being confrontational. ” (The Silent Ballet)

“an unpolished little gem” (Music, Musings and Miscellany)

“There’s a lot going on here, and Koutouzi juggles each bristling element with finesse. She seems preoccupied with stimuli of all sorts, and even more interested in shaping and wrangling them than your typical experimental musician”. (Cyclic Defrost)

“That the songs range across such a broad range of styles makes Koutouzi's Fos a challenging persona to pin down, but that's at least preferable to the music being too one-dimensional and lacking in variety...Rock is a commendable set and its non-stop flow of ideas holds one's attention.” (Textura)

“it’s a lovely little disc, a self-contained world within” (Cows are just food)

“it's "brilliant"...the largely organic nature of her arsenal of instruments” (Norman Records)

The music of Fos has been played on various radio stations including BBC Radio 6 by Tom Ravenscroft, Tom Robinson and Nemone.

"Fos" has played live on Resonance Fm, NTS Radio, performed live for the online dance music TV channel Boiler Room and at various festivals and venues across the UK including the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Katerina Koutouzi comes from Kalymnos, a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. She spent her childhood years on the island and her teenage years in Athens. She studied Dance Theatre and Music Technology in London where she now lives and works while she is writing, performing and producing her own work.

“Captain Free” is released on 12” LP Vinyl and Digital Download.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

http://www.neartheexitmusic.com
http://www.facebook.com/fosonline
https://fosmusic.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/fospage

 

FOR PRESS / RADIO ENQUIRIES CONTACT:
rob(at)visionmusic.co.uk