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about

‘Purr’ is the latest musical work from Athanasios Argianas, best known for his interdisciplinary artwork that incorporates sculpture, painting, text, performance and often music or sound.

His previous musical ventures were released under the name Gavouna on the Arable, Melodic and Loaf labels.

‘the point of the album is, I think that its made up of all live recordings, the premise of sound, its abstracted quality is in the recording methods and processing, which varies from subtle to very obvious, becoming electronic’.


The music contained on the ‘Purr’ album is
as intriguing and original as one would expect.
Unusual juxtapostions of harpsichord, strings and vocals collide with ease. The opening track ‘Hollowed Water’ is a good case in point, where the Nymanesque harpsichord part is accompanied by acoustic ‘techno’ kick drum and the sonorous vocal tones of Jo Apps to create something startling and new.

The album is also one of contrasts where the lush almost traditional character of ‘Music Sideways’ is offset by the acerbic strings of ‘Pivoting’ that bring to mind the work of György Ligeti or Krzystof Pendereceki.

‘The references are from two or three periods of musicmaking both high brow and low brow. Late 80’s minimalism, Kurt Muncasi's production for Philip Glass, Steve Reich’s phasing/pulsing and Wim Mertens and Michael Nyman's soundtracks for Peter Greenaway. 80’s synth basslines, early midi sequenced music. Even Wendy Carlos or the high voicings of Klaus Nomi are in there…the third plane of reference, is the baroque / early music counterpart, of all this. Couperin harpsichord pieces, Telemann, litanies and very early notions of geometric music. This is reflected in both the canons and the phasing / crystallic harmonic chain forms of ‘Hollowed Water’.


The album ends with the title track which not surprisingly features the sound of a cat purring, a sound which which can fall to between 25 and 140 Hz. The same frequency has been shown to aid in the healing of broken bones, joint and tendon repair, and wound healing.

credits

released February 7, 2020

Vocals on 1, 3, 8: Jo Apps
Vocals on 8: Gemma Tortella Proctor, Amy Cunningham
Harpsichord on 1: Alex Mastichiadis
Strings on 4, 9:
Violin: Dan-Julian Drutac
Viola: Jennifer Ames
Cello: Joe Zeitlin
(recorded at Wysing Polytechnic,Cambridge)
Strings on 6,8,9:
Violin: Nikos Karajanis
Viola: Yannis Athanassopoulos
Cello: Nikos Prevezianos
(recorded at Kidantidon Ears, Athens)
Flute on 2, 7: Allegri Voulgaraki
Strings on 10:
Cello: Mavreta Fillippa
Violin: Nondas Fillipas

Thanks To
Kostas Theodorakos
Amanprit Sandhu
Lotte Juul Petersen
Jean-Emmanuel Krieger
Esther Lemi
Gina Buenfeld
Dimitris Stefanidis at G Design Studio
Dimitris Pavlidis at Synthesiser gr.

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