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DRYGIANAKIS, COSTIS - λίθον, ὅν ἀπεδοκίμασαν οἱ οἰκοδομοῦντες (The Stone which the Builders rejected)

Format: MC
Label & Cat.Number: noise-below
Release Year: 2017
Note: reconstructions of recordings made 1984-1987 when DRYGIANAKIS was a member of OPTICAL MUSICS, sources coming from real instruments, synths and voice (often hardly recognizable) = wonderful ant(i)-muzak! "a most delicate and most strange piece of music of weird sound, slowed sound, musical sound, field recordings plus whatever else was found and sometimes it drops quite a bit in volume and it all makes a really strange impression on me" [FdW] lim. 100
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A reconstruction of underestimated and mislaid recordings from the period 1984-1987.

Contributors:

Kostas Anestis (synthesizer & voice), Yiannis Argyropoulos (drums, piano & voice), Eleni Drygianaki (voice), Costis Drygianakis (a bit of everything &voice), Christos Kaltis (bass & voice), Alexis Karavergos (guitar & voice), Petros & Eliza Koutsopoulou (voices), Kostas Pandopoulos (sea & voice), Eleni Varouxi (toy trumpets & voice)

https://noise-below.bandcamp.com/album/costis-drygianakis-the-stone-which-the-builders-rejected




"Main member Costis Drygianakis has produced a number of solo works in the past years, in
which his music is performed by others. I am not sure to what extent his solo music is 'composed'
or 'improvised', or maybe if there are graphic scores in play. Here he has a thirty-minute piece of music, delved out of the archives of the band and I am sure he applied more than before musique concrete techniques to this old material to create a most delicate and most strange piece of music of weird sound, slowed sound, musical sound, field recordings plus whatever else was found and sometimes it drops quite a bit in volume and it all makes a really strange impression on me. I don't know what to make of this, but if anything it perhaps comes closest to the music of Biota and Mnemonists; that kind of rock merging with tape techniques, which perhaps never sound really rock like I guess. This is quite fascinating stuff, that, me think, would have had more justice if it
was released on CD." (FdW/Vital Weekly]