Vault of Blossomed Ropes

Vault of Blosssomed Ropes came after an exquisite corpse ritual by Nikos Fokas, Stelios Romaliadis and Giorgos Varoutas in 2011.

Later, the group was joined by bass player Stratis Sgourellis and vocalist Anna Linardou.

In 2014 VoBR released their debut album with contribution by Steve Jansen former drummer of the legendary ''Japan''.

Nikos Fokas: synths, modular electronics

Giorgos Varoutas: guitar, electronics

Stelios Romaliadis: flute

Stratis Sgourellis:bass

Anna Linardou: voice

Deniz Angelaki: visuals

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Liminal Vanguard

The group Liminal Vanguard was created in early 2015.
 

Their music can be characterised as liminal composition combined with
free improvisation. This can sometimes involve an improvisational
scenario, based on structural composition and songwriting.

LV have composed their version of a soundtrack for live performance for the Brazilian film ''Limite'' (1930) by Mario Peixoto, considered one of the most emblematic films in the history of international cinema.

Vasso Dimitriou: arpeggione

Anna Linardou: voice

Giorgos Varoutas: guitar, electronics

Nikos Sidirokastritis: drums

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Anna Linardou-Giorgos Varoutas 

A duet from Athens, incorporating traditional vocal idioms and extended techniques with sampling and electronics. Bucolic timbres, maqamic tunes, concrete and futuristic ambiances create sonic landscapes of undefinable geography. 

The duet has performed in festivals and venues such as Punkt Festival (NO) and ''Megaron Gizi'' Festival Santorini (GR), Domicil (DE), Stadtgarten (DE) a.o.

Anna Linardou: voice

Giorgos Varoutas: electronics, live sampling, ac.instruments

The Depths Above

(Ishikawa, Sidirokastritis, Varoutas, Lambrakis, Linardou)

''I was lying down across the stern, lulled by the gentle swaying of the vessel, inhaling the smoke of the torch and trying to discern the stars in the depths above.''
Al. Papadiamandis

This excerpt from Alexandros Papadiamantis's novel “The Rose-tinted Shores” sums up the aesthetic experience of the album “The Depths Above”.

Ko Ishikawa, Nikos Sidirokastritis, Giorgos Varoutas, Harris Lambrakis and Anna Linardou interpret the ecstasy of nature, wandering between ancient memory and imagination.

Ancient instruments, such as the Japanese shō and the Middle Eastern ney, a piece of acacia wood and a voice, combined with electroacoustic guitar, electronic sound and live sampling, reflect a poetic contemplation of the human condition between the sea and the depths of the sky.


Ko Isikawa: shō 
Nikos Sidirokastritis: wood, floor tom, cymbal
Giorgos Varoutas: ac.guitar, electronics, objects, live sampling

Harris Lambrakis: ney

Anna Linardou: voice

Video by africanastronaut

Sound engineer: Gustav Penka

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