Monthly Archives: October 2010

Elektro Guzzi

6 D.O.G.S celebrated its first year of existence with a party and Elektro Guzzi on the top of it, who they may look like a traditional band when you see the typical guitar-bass-drum combination but they have absolutely nothing to do with it.

The sound produced when they start is great techno, performed live in front of you, with all the loops and beats and sounds created the same moment. You close your eyes and you find it hard to believe that these guys use no computers. nothing. nada. niente. never seen anything like it before

just to get an idea:

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more wine

working (running is a better word for what i’d been up to the last week) for twelve hours every day doesn’t sound very exciting but i have to admit loads of good stuff have marked my calendar and i feel content in the end. before i drop dead on my bed i thought i had to do it with grace, so i joined Filep Motwary to a cozy dinner regarding his interview for the next issue of +Plus magazine, edited by Silo. now i can sleep peacefully for twelve hours, tomorrow another round begins.

Silo, Filep and Manto, the photographer with a star tattoo on her right cheek

Idios Ilios

..or how we say Fantastikoi Hxoi‘s track from his new release!

*clapping hands*

after two years of hard working and an extra effort to obtain legal sample clearance that led nowhere, Aggelos will be giving his album for free download in a few days. soon after that some time in the beginning of 2011, Mr. Fantastic will release a double vinyl containing his ultra new tracks by Inner Ear, so stay tuned.

for now enjoy Idios Ilios here and hit the full album one of these days there

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some Céleste Boursier-Mougenot

i shamelessly snatched those from my cool friend on the other side of the world, where it’s spring and bloomy

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot creates works by drawing on the rhythms of daily life to produce sound in unexpected ways. i instantly fell in love with him when i saw the video of his installation at London’s Barbican centre.

 

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around the world

the fashion story for Vogue Hellas November issue is a travel around the world, based on layering, gipsy influences and boho references

Burberry shearling coat

Dolce & Gabbana dress. Dries Van Noten jacket

Celine cape. MaxMara velvet embroidered dress.

Lanvin dress

Dior vest. Gucci tulle dress.

playing with a J.Smith Esquire headpiece

no comment: the Givenchy  bag

Givenchy knitwear. Manolo Blahnik boots.

Shoot on location by George Kaplanidis.

make-up workshop

dearest friend, collaborator and uber talented make-up artist Manos Vynichakis has started his own make-up workshop! in collaboration with Nyxi-Nyxi Academy, Manos will be giving courses for professional make-up artists, amateurs or any girl who just wants to learn a good make-up and the seminars’ duration is from two days to six months depending from the program one chooses

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the other day between appointments, i went over Mastori*Motwary atelier to say hi and have a quick coffee. i was happily surprised to find there Annabel, trying on some of Maria and Filep’s new pieces for SS2011. The collection is ready and looks amazing, so sophisticated and well-made i felt the urge to try everything on myself. i didn’t, i had to work unfortunately. Here is a glance on what to expect, dear Mastori/Motwary fans!

 

 

βουνΟριλά

The only i think i regret missing while i was living la dolce vita in Paris, is the event that Orila phonographic label organized in the beginning of October. Vassilis and Yannis made one of their dream come true, to gather some musicians all together for a trip, to play their music in the woods for a small audience that cares to listen. Fortunately my friend was there:

“Saturday, 10.00 sharp, bus is waiting across the columns of Olympian Zeus along with a Hippie looking group of people that generates curiosity and probably fear to the eyes of an other group of old people parking their bus next to us. their curiosity climaxes when they see all these funny looking luggage been loaded on our bus- why music instruments and speakers scare them, i don’t know.

the bus starts  and after a rainy course, it lands on βουνΟριλα , somewhere in the woods of north Evia. The project is revealed in front of my eyes, inside my ear drums and my nostrils, between my fingers. Take urban concrete city generated music and blend it with mountain green, humidity, soil brown, tree sounds and clear borderless view. Caution, the project is being recorded.

Our stage is the old ruins  of a Summer Camp being digested by the surroundings. Rain, no rooftop, we make one of our own with plastic covers while the others make a web of cables on top of carpets put on the floor. Egsun make their first sounds with a guitar,a looper, a glockenspiel,a zither and a pling plon. I am hypnotized. The soundtrack one would use to dress a movie talking about dreams is being unrolled, raki finds the way to my hands.

a thousand beautiful women take the stage and lift me over the treetops, i’m tripping on nature. A psychedelic improvisation of a guitar, a sinthy, a girl’s voice and a looper, create vivid colors in front of me . I find my self standing on a top of a nearby hill listening to Lunar Miasma. They say he is the new ‘must’ in urban underground experimental music in Athens, the only must for me is ‘i must be lost’. without knowing how i am lost in the woods and my only chance to get back to the music is to try and follow it. The trees and eco filter and regenerate Lunar’s sounds making a marriage made to last. It’s night, its cold, we make fire, thank god we are in the woods.

The Hippies are now gathered around the fire listening to No Clear Mind , i needed that lyric break, they are the food we haven’t eaten yet, now i can hold on for a couple more hours. Strumming, looping , programing, singing, they are good chefs. Alexandros Miaris proposes a new way Cretan rizitika can be played. The use of his voice reminds me of a priest crying because he has fallen in love with a woman that left him. Interesting but not my cup of tea.

Matteus is anxius to play so he sets up his gear quickly . A theremin, a mic and a laptop are his weapons. The battle of an under the water female voice and a soul struggling to get out of Matteus body starts. His “Ugly doll’s stories” album is like the prequel of what i hear and see, its like someone is gutting Bjork for being sweet and fragile.. I like it.

The gas from the generator watering us with electricity all day runs out absolutely synchronized with Matteus’ ending. We are hungry for food but all our other needs are covered for now, today we created , felt a vast variety of emotions , every cell on our skin is soaking with nature. We reload our dirty sheets in the bus , have a quick cigy and head back home…or head back away from it.”