ATHENIAN PRIMITIVISM by CHRISTOS CHONDROPOULOS

SKU117399
ArtistCHRISTOS CHONDROPOULOS
TitleATHENIAN PRIMITIVISM
Label12TH ISLE
Catalog #ISLE 011
Genre
ReleaseW 19 - 2021
FormatVinyl - UK2LP
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Tracks

  1. desire as love clip
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/a1_desire_as_love_clip.mp3
  2. disco veduno clip
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/a2_disco_veduno_clip.mp3
  3. clip maternal
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/a3_clip_maternal.mp3
  4. turkish bath clip
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/b1_turkish_bath_clip.mp3
  5. smile again
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/b2_clip_smile_again.mp3
  6. future basin
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/b3_clip_future_basin.mp3
  7. bwaba
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/c1_clip_disco_bwaba.mp3
  8. blue skin dancer
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/c2_clip_blue_skin_dancer.mp3
  9. oaks
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/c3_clip_oaks.mp3
  10. abstraction
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/d1_clip_abstraction.mp3
  11. the remainder of abstraction
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/d2_clip_the_remainder_of_abstraction.mp3
  12. beneath the statue
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/d3_clip_beneath_the_statue.mp3
  13. lullaby
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/d4_clip_lullaby.mp3
  14. the most peculiar acquisition of the insects
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/d5_clip_the_most_peculiar_acquisition_of_the_insects.mp3
  15. letter to mother
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/i/isle_011_athenian_primitivism/d6_clip_letter_to_mother.mp3

Description

A collection of cassette recordings made in Athens by Christos Chondropoulos over the last five years. Coming from an avant-garde percussion background, Christos calls upon themes of ancient Greek folklore and musical tradition through a futurist lens depicting robotic societies in post-human harmony.

He constructs worlds reminiscent of Marcello Giombini’s Mondial Folk series or Umiliani’s exoticised Omicron outings. By looking to the future rather than the far-off past, he builds upon these early instances of technologically charged cultural geography and presents an authentically Greek reading of a parallel Athenian basin. Where his last work for 12th Isle explored once-forbidden tunings and unplaceable tonalities, these recordings further expand on the artist’s simultaneous concern for heritage and imaginary projection. Across the final Side D, Chondropoulos explores themes of maternal love present across the album by working with local singer Sofia Sarri to record six piercing, beautiful acapella phrases.

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