Saturday, December 11, 2010

w/ Leif Elggren

at absurd #84, bye bye butterfly. Xanthi 4/12 (link)

photo by alexandros martigopoulos

Monday, November 29, 2010

interviewed online

at 'tokafi', by Tobias Fischer
subject matter being my latest solo recording, 'Temporary Perspectives'

read the interview here

Sunday, November 21, 2010

8.11 @ six d.o.g.s

(twin post at the other blog here)


mixalis, who set up the serres show (see prev. post) has some photos from the event in his blog here.
First two pics (one re-blogged here) feature me, first with Angelos kyriou, then with our surprise guest for the evening, mr trial and error himself (Alexandros Al., guitar hero)

he goes on then with pics from 'the north atlantic oscillation', 'urbanoise' and then the fabulous 'flight36-b'

thanks mixali

Sunday, October 24, 2010

upcoming shows

upcoming shows in the company of angelos kyriou :

Nov. 8, 21:00
@ six d.o.g.s project space
6-8 avramiotou st. monastiraki

[in duo w. angelos kyriou]
w/dead gum, kerkville

Nov. 13, 20:00
@ cafe-bar Goya
themidos 1

w. angelos kyriou, ku, the north atlantic oscillation, urbanoise, flight36-b, big fat lips

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

oh, i forgot

i forgot to say:

thanks to everyone. especially
-guys and gals in thessaloniki who created the perfect atmosphere for us to kickstart the tour. very concentrated set, very very quiet in the best way. great feeling all around. big shout out to the granny crew
-fex/pakethra in xanthi who were the best of possible hosts, the way only they can be. people in xanthi who put up with us :)
-folks in athens who were terribly excited about so many aspects of what we did. great vibes all around.

we should really do it again sometime

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

temporary perspectives

temporary perspectives
organized music from thessaloniki #10
cd edition
300 copies

field recordings, sine waves, computer data, lloopp, electric guitar, tremolo pedal, condenser microphone, contact microphone, mixing board

recorded and mixed: 2006-2009
mastered by Valerio Tricoli
photography by Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga
package design by Pafsanias Ioannidis

available now from organized music from thessaloniki
packages en route to erstdist (us) and metamkine (fr/eu)

check the previous post for a full preview of the record

Friday, September 17, 2010

'temporary perspectives' preview

i'd written about this here, and now it's finally coming out (on my own label no less). It will be available soon, but for now there's also a full stream of the whole thing here. Send me your thoughts and comments on this, it's a nice record i think

'temporary perspectives' by syndromesuploadcloud

Saturday, September 11, 2010

micro tour with Capece & Veliotis

thessaloniki, xanthi and athens dates coming up for the trio of Lucio Capece, Nikos Veliotis and myself; on October 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. 

more info here

my fellow comrades:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

the old and the new

before i start a projected "avalance" of posts (by the standards of this blog anyway), thought i'd put up an oldie, something i'm still quite proud of, despite its very "basic" construction:

1.14 (slow ascension) by syndromesuploadcloud

this is pretty much the first thing i ever did. it was made using an apple powerbook's internal microphone + audacity. first appeared here . different version appeared later on my ".accumulated" cdr [organized music from thessaloniki, 2008]

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

nn+ soundcheck

here's a recording that rounds up the previous two posts i've put up. it doesn't contain any sound from the performance (you can check the video if you want a taste of the juicy parts), but consists instead of a quick recording i did while setting up our equipment.

NN+ soundcheck by syndromesuploadcloud

the whole story goes a little bit like this: michalis kyratsous, corinna triantafyllidis & knot were organizing the TOT1.0 festival which would consist of perfrormances from two visiting musicians, a strong presence of local musicians and the usual cross-polination. In the process they thought it'd be a good idea to have some kind of dj set to open the fest; a different kind of dj set, though one that would add some spice to the usually clinical mood of improv nights. For this reason they called up nicolas malevitsis & nektarios papadimitriou who were thrilled with the idea and agreed on spot; they also suggested i got a leave from the army in order to be part of the set standing between the two of them, mixing the whole thing.

i had vague ideas of how intrusive i was going to be in what they did, but upon arriving in athens i realized that even they (up to the last minute) were not really very clear about who was playing what. In the end nicolas alternated between RRR-related noise and trashbin-variety 70s and 80s pop records from all over the map, while nektarios played some of his ultra-rare freakishly original exotic pop 7"s, and i was left with deciding on when to switch channels between weirdo songwriting and pure noise (adding a little spice of the brown noise variety along the way). That's half of the story of course, because after the "normal" sets of the first night we resumed our positions (with our friends ilan and dimitris joining in), quickly did away with any pop residues that were left in our system, and proceeded with a glorious full-on noise/equipment trashing/audience participation thing (see video in the previous post).

as i said though, this is not where this recording's from. this is from when i set-up my mixing board, 4-track, microphone and pedals along with the guys' 2 turntables. while everyone was elsewhere doing better things, i put on the first 2 records i could find, set-up some feedback on the board and ended up with this rough-but-charming intro to what was soon to take place that night

Sunday, July 11, 2010

nn+, at knot gallery, 25/06/10

thanks to p.faderios for filming this under extreme circumstances. thanks to knot, tot, and the artists, who were responsible for a very beautiful weekend down in athens (see previous post).

nn+, on this occasion, was nicolas malevitsis, nektarios papadimitriou & kostis kilymis. we break more turntables

Sunday, June 20, 2010

tot 1.0

@ knot gallery,
playing on 25/6 as part of NN+ (i am the "+" apparently)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

performs research center for the pursuit of happiness, xanthi branch

staying for the better part of the year in the lovely city of Xanthi (in the greek northeast), but in a less than ideal situation, i've spent most of my free time doing random walks in the city (mostly in the older part). With my trusted minidisc at hand i've turned some of those walks into soundwalks. Some of the sounds captured you can listen here:

kostis kilymis; performs research center for the pursuit of happiness, xanthi branch

see also:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

technologically humbled

"Secret Earth was recorded on a 4-track and on a videocassette machine. So, it's using two source recordings and then uploaded to a computer, and then the vocal tracks in. So, it's very very basic..."

what amazes me is not the fact that these guys can pull this off. Not even that i don't care how their stuff is recorded. But most of all it amazes me that, when i hear it, i don't even categorize it as "lo-fi music" of any kind. At the end of the day it's just pure kick-ass music. And, perhaps more importantly, it gets across as such and doesn't get stuck between labels and tags.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

post pictures of your setup

not the most recent one, but hey..