Monday, May 30, 2011

Panas (upcoming album from thaneco - 2011)

Panas (or Pan) is an ancient greek god associated with sheperds and music. He was born with the legs and horns of a goat that caused his mother to abandone him. Ancient god Hermes wanted to help him and took him to Olympus to meet the other greek gods. Unfortunately they made fun of him, because of his appearence, and then he left them to live alone in the woods of Arcadia. There he met many Nymphs (fairies of nature) including Syrinx, Echo and Pitys. Panas tried to seduce them but without any luck. In order to avoid him Syrinx was changed into a reed. Panas took this reed and a few more and made a musical instrument that he always played. Echo was a great singer and dancer and Panas was jealous of her and instructed his followers to kill her. Finnaly Pitys turned into a pine tree to avoid him. Panas greatest conquest was goddess Selene. He accomplished this by wrapping himslef in a sheepskin (to hide his hair black goat form) and drew her down from the sky in to the forest where he seduced her.
All music of the album is made with vintage synths such as minimoog model D, Korg Polysix, Moog Rogue, Roland SH-101, Kurzweil k2vx, Korg Z1, Yamaha CS15D, and many more. All tracks came mostly from long improvisations.
You can listen to some of the tracks here on soundcloud
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Damascus Pollaroid - The Record Sessions

This is the side project of thaneco, a collaboration with Greek artist and poet George Dendias. All tracks are improvised using old records and vintage synths and drum machines. Experimental/avant garde at its best!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Smackos - The Age Of Candy Candy (2004)

A weird vintage electro - ambient album almost like an obscure album to the cult animation series "candy candy". Netherland's Smackos (Danny Wolfers) is playing vintage classic analogue gear such as a Roland Jupiter 4 & 8, Korg MS10, MS20 & SQ10 Sequencer Arp Odyssey and Moog Minimoog and making beautiful atmospheric tracks with no drums or drum machines. Originally released as cdr, this albums is highly recommended.