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Xaos

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
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Available
Release Date:
22-06-2015
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Barcode:
5060155721798
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
PGR001
Xaos
Xaos

Description

"Xaos endorse Greece's atavistic heritage with an evocative modern soundtrack suite, imbued with 5,000 years of Hellenistic yearnings and mythology. Presented as 'post-Troika Hellenic Trance music', the traditional instrumental scales and tones of a previous age richly swaddle or soar over an Apollonian landscape, merging Cage and Eno-esque ambience with processional marches and imaginary Byzantine scenes to create a magical and sometimes foreboding illusion. The hardware has moved on, with computers and keyboards brought in to both reconstruct lost sounds and to put it all together, yet this album remains a sagacious study in the ancient." Monolith Cocktail blog. "This extraordinary album took 10 years to complete Epic and bravely original." ***** The Guardian "This is the closest music gets to the pulse and pull of Mark Rothko's tragic yet calming abstracts." **** The Independent on Sunday "One amazing piece of work both completely and authentically rooted but also pretty visionary ... It's a massive, culturally rich, epic swirl of a record, almost entirely moody, downbeat and grounded, that continues to reveal more sprites and monsters lurking in its depths on every play." fRoots (Playlist Album Choice) "This wily album is at once a lament for and an assertion of and a celebration of Greek culture. Twin possible endings are proposed: "Free Fall" or "Sunfire"." **** Financial Times

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Pontos Blues
  3. Processional
  4. Pindos Full Moon
  5. Byzantine 1
  6. Antigone in Syntagma Square
  7. All the Gods Together
  8. Drystone Wall
  9. Stolen Flaming Heart
  10. Byzantine 2
  11. Free Fall
  12. Sunfire
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