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Anxious, scorching improv-noizz workouts on double bass, percussion and synth sounding something like Vibracathedral Orchestra jamming with Supersilent...
'Widdershins' is a collection of sessions from Greek trio Spyros Polychronopoulos, Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris & Iakovos Pavlopoulos, who perform on electronics, double bass and percussion respectively. The three met outside of Greece, but all relocated to Athens recently inspiring a wave of activity, initially jams but eventually composition and recording. A mixture of writing, improvisation and post-production, "Widdershins" marks the beginning of a journey for the trio as they experiment with the possibilities of their unified expression, bashing through ideas that touch on free jazz, improv, noise and experimental forms.
Sound-wise, think back to the searing intensity of the DIY cdr/tape scene when Vibracathedral Orchestra and Chris Corsano were at their most prolific, crossed with Rune Grammofon's more electrified moments like Humcrush or Supersilent's peerless "6". Drums move like water across each segment, electronic elements cough and splutter with Ann Arbor-adjacent fizz and plucked bass roots everything with the pulse it needs for grounding.