Xaos - Xaos
XAOS - ‘Xaos’ (out 22 June 2015 on Independent Records Ltd.). ORDERS WILL BE SENT OUT TO HIT DOORMATS BY MID JUNE...AHEAD OF THE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE!
Like Odysseus returning to Ithaca from the Trojan War, it took Ahetas and Dubulah ten years to record and complete this extraordinary album.
‘Xaos’ is post-Troika Hellenic Trance Music, a hybrid of Greek folk, post-traditional and classical music instruments, from the last 5,000 years, with modern computers and keyboards - using microtonal intervals within the octave in order to accurately re-construct ancient scales, which are utilised as both melody and tone clusters - to combine ancient and modern ideas via the sonic manipulation made possible by present day technology.
Check out “Pontos Blues”, the opening track of the album, a 21st century Greek Blues - like Nick Cave and Ry Cooder meeting at a black sea port … featuring Pontic lyra and voice, microtonal keyboards, double bass, percussion, dobro slide guitar and kanonaki