The Greek List

I have like a ton of lists about now, most of them are noise and psych lists about countries. So if you want to get to know some music you can check out the Japanese, Belgian, Canadian, Australian and French List. Also an African list by now. So I think it is about time to do a new one, this time about the country of Ouzo, Feta, Olives and Souvlaki! A list about Greece!

Now like all other lists this is a collection of psychedelic rock and noiserock that I like. I tried too stay as much as I could in those genres because Greece has also a very lively doom/stoner scene (like acid mammoth and 1000mods and stuff). So if you humans got any more psych/noise stuff you know about, please let me know. So let us start.

Naxatras

From Thessaloniki comes the psych band Naxatras and this is a band that is loved by every psychrockfan. Trippy spacerock from beginning to end, each release better then the next one. Perfect for every occasion.

Krause

Next up is a heavyweight, Krause is from Athens and has been destroying earholes since 2015. This band makes the most intense riff fueled noiserock. Best enjoyed very loud.

Holy Monitor

Back to softer and more trippy sounds. Holy Monitor also hails from Athens but makes accessible space/psych rock. On February 26,2021 they will release their new album ‘Southern Lights too!

Calf

The first time i heard Calf it bew me of my socks. Don’t know a lot of the band, they are from Karditsa and make the most brutal noiserock/posthardcore. Diehard fan here.

Dury Dava

very trippy stuff this band from Athens, filled with all kinds of influences, from Kraut to psych to Oriental and exotic sounds. A very fun and psychedelic listen.

Kooba Tercu

Kooba Tercu released their latest album ‘Proto Tekno’ on Rocket Recordings and it still plays a lot at my place. Tis experimental band fuses psych, noiserock and electronic music inro some gorgeous blend of krautlike trippy music.

Acid Baby Jesus

Vintage sounding psychpop from Athens, perfect to flush the noiserock for a while.

Blank Veins

From Thessaloniki comes the duo Blank Veins that I don’t know a lot about, only that they released a really good noiserock album ‘With The Ashes’ on Estranged Communications.

Aphrodite’s Child

A band that had some hits in the 70’s and I feel they shoudl be here on too. This is some gorgeous vintage progrock.

Plebah

A trio from Thessaloniki that has a a live album and a split out with brutal math/noiserock.

Alien Mustangs

Alien Mustangs may be on of my favourite psych bands of the moment. Latest release was on little cloud records and cardinal fuzz and was really trippy. Organs, Kraut and psych vocals. A very good band.

Rita Mosss

Experimental noiserock Rita Mosss has not only a real cool sound but do have the most amazing artwork too.

PLIVII

Melodic noiserock/postpunk trio from Thessaloniki

Akritas

Another golden one from long ago, Akritas made epic prog and psych in the seventies.

Mammock

With only one release out yet Mammock sure does imptress with their intense noiserock sound. original and refreshing.

Living Under Drones

Post drone noiserock or whatever genre I don’t know, what I do know is that they have really long album and track names. Their last album ‘Our Convulsing Stomachs Swallowed Our Exhausted Selves: This Is the Manifestation of an Almost Pathological State of Terror’ is pretty damn great.

$OFT $KULL

Also from Athens comes the hybrid psych/noise band $OFT $KULL. A gorgeous mix of heavy and trippy experimental sounds.

Koonoopomana

The Amazonian swamp monster Koonoopomana makes psychedelic garage with a surf vibe. very fun to listen too, Also from Athens.

Yell-O-Yell

This is new too me and Oh this is some absolutely gorgeous postpunk from the 80’s. Yell-O-Yell is from Athens and is my new favourite discovery.

Chronoboros

This trio makes very heavy stuff, a mix between sludge/noiserock and harcore.

MONOFO

Lets end this list with some really great, dirty and heavy hardcore punk!

Artwork Part II

I made a post a couple of days ago about artworks, albumart, graphic design and stuff that have some connection to psych and noiserock and I really liked making that post so I decided to make it a serie. So in this new series I will try to post about the artists that made art mostly for bands and musicians that fit with my website. There are an incredible lot of artists to chose from so I just pick the ones that interest me and the stuff I like and I will see where it will lead me.

To start of part II of this series I wanted to share with you the London based artist & musician Kazland. First time I saw his work was through the art of the album by Sly and the Family Drone who makes intense jazz/noiserock (The first blue painting is the one from Fly and the Family Drone) . Most of the stuff Kazland paints and draow are colorful and playful. You can buy his works here. Check out his website and follow him.

Next up is Jola Darkovic, a Greek artist and member of The Slang Network (a creative collective). I saw his work first when I found out about the Greek band Kooba Tercu who made and really good album called ‘Proto Tekno’ on Rocket Recordings. And the album art of that album is made by Jola & Cobra.Nine. Their is a lot of street art, arcylics and other stuff that are really great. Ill post some below, the first one the albumcover of the Kooba Tercu album. Check out his FB too and give him a follow. The second picture featues Onebran.

Andreas Christian Haslauer runs the Austrian label Epileptic Media and I did a post about his art and label already but because I love his work so much I tought I needed to mention him here as well. On his label he releases really weird and special music and I encourage you to check out these experimental tunes that go from folky weird to industrial heavy. But what I wanted to share here is his handiwork, Andreas makes all the artwork for his label and for a lot of bands on the label. His illustrations are often eerie, weird and full of color and fit very much with the music the label releases.

Now this I really love, the art of Kyle Ranson. I came across his work a while ago as he is also artist of many of the covers on the Castle Face Record Label (founded in 2006 by John Dwyer (Oh Sees) , Matt Jones and Brian Lee Hughes). Kyle makes slightly crazy art that explodes from colors. I recently bought the latest LP ‘Panther Rotate’ by the Osees with the cover of the cat on it (as seen below) and now aI have a piece of art from Kyle at my place wich makes me really happy.

Tetsunori Tawaray is a Japanese musician and artist that makes sci-fi/experimental graphic novels, album art, artwork, drawings, murals, toys and stuff like that. You can find an lot on his website and you can follow him on instagram too.You can buy a lot of different clothing in his shop too. I got to know his work through the album by Patricia Kokett. The album is called ‘Bizarr’ and was released on Knekelhuis in 2020 and is not noiserock or psych but one of my favourite electronic releases from the last decade. He also did the cover for ‘Mutilator Defeated At Last’ by Thee Oh Sees.

Kooba Tercu release Proto Tekno on Rocket Recordings

Psychedelic noise band Kooba Tercu, based in Athens and partly in London, have shared their album Proto Tekno on Rocket Recordings. 

This is quite an impressive album, I believe Kooba Tercy is peaking with their new output. This album is really versatile and full of fun listens. The opener ‘Benzoberry’ is straight in your face noiserock and pumps you up for the rest of the album. ‘Cemento Mori’ switches to eerie experimental fuzz and noise, ‘Filter Feeder’ is something between tribal beats, experimental electronics and fuzz. ‘Qasan’ was the extremely hypnotic track that was shared before the release. Now we are halfway and the goodies keep on coming, this is sounding experimental but with so much variation it is really fun. It is only getting more xperimental on ‘Kamehameha’, oriental psych vibes on ‘Fair Game’, Industrial vibes on ‘Boiler’ and the album ends with  ‘Puppy Pile’ wich is again something completely different. Psych, noise, industrial and tribal rythms, Kooba Tercu throws it all together and makes something gorgeous out of it. You need this in your life.

https://www.facebook.com/KoobaTercu

https://www.facebook.com/rocket.recordings.uk/

 

 

 

New Kooba Tercu track ‘Fair Game’

Psychedelic noise band Kooba Tercu, based in Athens and partly in London, have shared the first track from their upcoming album Proto Tekno, to be released late May at Rocket Recordings. Now we get the second heavy hitter “Fair Game”

It seems Kooba Tercu have really stepped up their game, the first track ‘Qasan’  with the threatening, repetitive riff  that has the the impression of a tribal war party around a gloomy bonfire was a really great track. And now we get the second track “Fair Game” wich keeps that ominous sound but goes more industrial with very fitting vocals. 

https://www.facebook.com/KoobaTercu

https://www.facebook.com/rocket.recordings.uk/

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Kooba Tercu shares ‘Qasan’: there’s always something lurking in the shadows

Psychedelic noise band Kooba Tercu, based in Athens and partly in London, shares the first track from their upcoming album Proto Tekno, to be released late May at Rocket Recordings. The track is called Qasan, the mood is tribal and ominous.

The tracks starts off with a threatening, repetitive riff accompanied by menacing floor toms. Then, tribal-like moans join in. A fast paced blues-beat interspersed with high toms, bells and weird chanting strengthen the impression of a tribal war party around a gloomy bonfire. There’s a pause, and then the mad dance really hits off.

The accompanying video is shot in the woods around what is probably Athens. Again, the mood is sinister, like there’s something evil in the dark, preying on the city. In interviews, the band often expressed that the dichotomy between civilisation and rapid progress on the one hand and counteractive forces on the other hand is a recurrent theme.

What better time for a theme like that? We usually go about feeling safe and secure, supported by the pillars of society. But now, while the coronavirus is raging, we know there’s always something lurking in the shadows.

https://www.facebook.com/KoobaTercu

https://www.facebook.com/rocket.recordings.uk/

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Kooba Tercu release ‘Kharrub’

I have to admit it is the first time I heard from the band Kooba Tercu. They released a new album through Hominid Sounds, Body Blows Records and Mafia Records.

I’ve been following Hominid Sounds closely because the bands on the label are always special, they always have a very unique sound. And it is no different with the Greek band Kooba Tercu. They have been described as Exotic Noise Rock, Masters of Hypnotic Rythm and thats very to the point.

On the new album you can hear a hypnotic vibes, heavy noise rock and industrial sounds Again a band that can shift between genre’s with ease. Tune in now and buy yourself a copy of ‘Kharrub’. Released on April 11.

https://www.facebook.com/KoobaTercu/

https://www.facebook.com/hominidsounds/

https://www.facebook.com/Body-Blows-Records-541848186020080/

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