Monday, September 3, 2007

Tasos Stamou - Infant

from Vital Weekly # 581:

It's my first encounter with somebody named Tasos Stamou, who delivers eight pieces on his CD (as Absurd still puts these out too). Packed in a piece of hard cloth, this is a strange release. Five tracks appear to be recorded live and three are studio pieces.
Stamou plays a variety of instruments, guitars, melodica and electronics and perhaps some toy instruments - titles as 'Toys Coming', 'Toy-waltz' and 'Toy-rock' certainly hint in that direction.
The music can best be compared with that of Klimperei, even when Stamou plays it all a bit more dark and edgier. It's all quite sparse material, and it's all highly obscure. What he does and why he does things this way.
The material is played in a playful, almost childlike manner, hence, perhaps the title. Certainly the strangest release of this week, and easily an outsider of any kind.
(Frans de Waard)

Label: Editions_zero
Cat. #: Editions_zero #15
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

01 - Toys Coming (01:01)
02 - Infant 1 (06:25)
03 - Toy-Waltz (02:21)
04 - Free Reeds N' Circuit Bents (07:51)
05 - Toy-Rock (02:45)
06 - Infant 2 (11:36)
07 - Playrtime (04:09)
08 - Infant 3 (03:43)

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