Giorgos Stefanou – Elati
In Elati, Giorgos Stefanou’s second release on the Petcord netlabel, polarities between piano and forte, acoustic and electic, distance and proximity are the basis for a contrastive electro-acoustic work. The combination soft blurry tones with sharp percussive accents creates an accidental soundtrack of an internal holiday ressort full of subtile tension, abrasiveness, fragile textures and harsh soundwalls. Sudden and gradual changes are pronounced by a huge dynamic range comprised of glassy tone clusters, oscillating mumble, scraping and dampened strings of extraterrestrial instruments. Vault sound guitar echoes are struggling with chromatic interferences and trapped field recordings in the foreground. Percussive elements alternate with floating, burred passages and eventually culminate to a furious final.