(Fabrika Records, GR)
Hanzel, Jaakko + guest DJ Yrene
Music: //Cold Wave // Post-Punk // Minimal Synth // EBM //
Selofan is the greek term for Cellophane, a thin, transparent sheet, protecting items, keeping them fresh and allowing them to breathe while in storage. The music of the duo from Athens (Greece) is transparent, fresh and takes your breath away. It is strictly analogue, though alongside the synthesizers, drum-machines and loops a bass line, a dreamy piano and saxophone melody may surprise you.
The female voice narrates about love and the loss of it, about death and the fear of it, about sexuality and the repression of it, about addictions, psychological weaknesses or strengths, all our own personal ghosts, which distinguish humans from other species. The power and tenderness of the male vocals penetrate your senses directly.
Da-Sein is a duo consisting of Fernando O. Paino and Kas Visions, who at present reside in Madrid. The name “Da-Sein” refers back to Martin Heideggers’ “Sein und Zeit”, and is a distillate for an attitude reflected in the music.
Far away from the theoretical starting point of the artists, the music in practice sounds as if it has been pre-destined take a place in the Galakthorrö Cosmos. You will hear gloomy Analogue Electronic deliberately reduced, in multiple forms from danceable to destructive, with distorted, mostly female vocals intoning Polish and English texts.
TANGO MANGALORE (GR)
Tango Mangalore is a one man project that was a created some nautical miles away from the shores of Zanzibar aboard some vessel in the winter of 2013. The music reflects the very life of a morbid sailor (while actually being one, although it would seem bizarre for one to fathom )in a rather peculiar mixture of darkwave, deathrock, wave-noir & decadent cabaret.
I don’t actually see myself as a musician or a composer or anything that grandiose.