Christos Sakellaridis – infinity sketchbook
composition, performance & production
by Christos Sakellaridis
Christos Sakellaridis is a pianist and sound artist/composer. A graduate of the F.Liszt academy in Budapest, from very early he specialized in contemporary music and received further coaching by members of the Ensemble Modern.
He has performed all over Europe in concert halls and festivals as a member of the Pincetic/Sakellaridis piano duo and the Ergon Contemporary music ensemble.
His interest in new sounds and technology led him to create music for the last 7 years using mainly instrumental recordings and sonic manipulation aiming to achieve a balance between natural sounds and technology. His commissions include music for the Greek National Ballet Company as well as silent film soundtracks and collaborations with video artists. He has released a tape for Bastakyia records in collaboration with electronic sound artist C.Skourlis under the name of Ekkert.
This is his first solo release as a composer.
As I’m about to depart for a few months of backpacking (to work on white blazes 2) I decided it was only appropriate to start things off with a clean slate. So I’ve organized the few random tracks I’ve got floating around in unreleased states into the ep you have before you. A smattering of downtempo and more upbeat electronics for your listening pleasures. Dedicated to my little friend and constant companion Sydney the cockatoo who’s handsome face graces the cover
Back at the end of August, Ant The Symbol sent me a few new songs to check out. I downloaded them and listened… like, whoa! I instantly felt that the seven songs I was listening to were the most inspired that he’d created thus far, as The Symbol. Of course I had to release them, so that you can enjoy, too.
With You Are Here: Downtown Ant manages to take his downtempo sound into new territory. In doing so, he has moments that reminds you of Aphex Twin and others that could be what Art of Noise would sound like if they tried to make music like him. Moments of humor, adventure, bliss and beauty all come together in an immediate and addictive set. IMO, he’s hit the nail on the head… HIS sound has been defined… maybe he’ll surprise us with more goodies in the coming months? I sure hope so. In the meantime, enjoy this EP. Wear out your hard-drives, playing it.
Please Ant, don’t hurt ’em! Jeebus, man… this was an ill surprise. I think the kids are gonna dig it.
Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!
This collaboration album, arose from the inspiration and endless talent of the artists Øystein Jørgensen & Chris Silver T., exhales and ultimately catapults the listener into a fascinating melange of multitudinous space particles and technocratic galaxies of aural ether. The obscure flow of sound constantly flashes into a physiognomy of percussion, rhythm patterns and beat spectrum that only make the aulic darker parts much more isolating and hence threatening. The sonic paradox is: Look into brightness to make the surroundings turn dark. Each one of these “DOORS” opens towards boundless universes to discover, explore and solemnly embrace.
1) South Road_Intro
2) North Road
3) West Road
4) East Road
5) Let’s go Mars_Outro
6) South Road Intro (Osinski Late Night Rmx)
7) South Road Intro (Osinski Shoreditch Rmx)
8) East Road (D_Smoker Rmx)
9) North Road (TYM Rmx)
10) West Road (Bakra dub Rmx)
Collaborations with Lutz Pruditsch of Tarkatak seem to have an extremely long gestation period. When we first collaborated on The Druser Pricid, the recording was completed in 2000, but not released until 2003. The same is true of Azure Bell, Midnight Well. Lutz and I exchanged sources long enough ago that I completely have forgotten when it was. The sources sat for a long time, unused. Then music began to take form, then the unfinished mixes sat for a few more years. I determined myself to get the mixes finished sometime last year, only to find that my contact info for Lutz was out of date, and he no longer has much internet presence! I finally sent the masters to him in April 2016 and we agreed to go ahead with this release. Our first release together has always had a lot of admirers, I hope this one also finds receptive ears. ////////
All sounds on this release were manipulated, arranged and composed by C. Reider, using sound sources provided by Lutz Pruditsch.
Martinas Rakshtinas returns to Enough Records releases with 5 track tripstep collaboration work between Marrach, Bat Poet and Chtin Mara. Expect raw, dark schizoid off-beats, robotic voodoo, autistic terror, animal instincts, etc.
For its 30th release, Da ! Heard It Records gives a touching testimony: that of Klaten’s computer’s last days. Inspired by the epileptic glitches of a video card used up to its circuit, this disc’s seven pieces form a meticulous assembly of violent unknown flying objects from which otherworldly melodies emerge.
“Tergiversure”, “Déglutogène”, “Exoplaste”: each track seems to be an attempt at a graft to sustain the life of a microprocessor on its last legs for a just a few moments more. Klaten, a professional 3D infographist, has indeed retained from his practice an extreme attention to detail and a taste for peculiar universes, as evidenced by the disc’s sleeve, signed Elise Kobisch-Miana, a panorama of crystals with shattered perspectives reminiscent of the album’s numerous landforms.
Leading the way with Stipulite, Klaten takes the listener into the winding tunnels of a labyrinthian cave where bouncing rhythms sometimes trigger the tinting of dim mineral glows. Digging deeper into the matter, he pursues his course head hung low, through the sparkling reflections of Exoplaste and the sharp breakbeats of Tergiversure. Once at the heart of an aural boiling magma from which he draws new metallic materials (Phoryaphile, Gramafion), he completes his journey through the breath of Stratiformis in order to cool down the overheating vents of his machine positively controlled at all the VST. Alas, it is already too late…
Ultimate souvenir from this voyage, the Parisian C_C concludes with his own vision of the trip: a remix with massive rhythms and the sound of his analog machines humming in the background. A tribute to the complex landscapes of Autechre and the experiments of the label Schematic, this disc, with its rich and startling imaginary, remains nameless. Like a challenge, the sonorities it deploys give all the hints necessary for the listener to find it a name.
After two years of silence, Gridline came back. “This is a collection of tracks I created in the last two years. They are all in some way connected to dreams, sleep, night time, and other similar themes. Music For Sleepers is the sequel to the previous album Videogame, but it is about another virtual reality. This is the music for all the people, because we all sleep and dream, but it is not the music to fall asleep to.”