two recent offerings from tasos stamou’s label, first one is ‘Two Fields and a Snowflake’ -a recent recording by the athens-based duo of Free Piece of Tape. While the band’s usual palette of sound consists of amplified objects, percussion, electronics and the like, this disc is different since it consists of purely acoustic recordings made in and around a city apartment. One finds folk-tinged percussion and guitar alongside domestic object manipulation, environmental sounds and some mildly claustrophobic natural reverb; delicate colours and an interesting trip along the way.
number 7 in the label’s catalogue is ‘vague’, the duo of Scillia Lorage & Kiko C. Esseiva. Kiko is known from some previous electroacoustic recordings on hinterzimmer, 1000+1 Tilt and echomusic, which ranged from quite good to exquisite. Here we find him in an open collaborative setting with ms. Lorage. Haven’t heard this one yet, but from what i gather it’s largely in the same direction as him previous offerings.