unnamedBellerophone then is also something I had not encountered before. Here we have one piece that lasts thirty-one minutes (which seems a standard thing, right?) and a quote from Tao Te Ching on the cover. No instruments are mentioned; no… ah… you know the drill by now. Music wise we are finally allowed some place of rest here. Finally the tag ‘drone’ actually means something, I would think, even when the drone doesn’t have the form of a cigar (quick fade in, and staying on the same volume level for the rest of the piece), but an active, lively piece of slowly enveloping minimal electronic sound. I would think this is all the work of electronics, mainly synthesizers making curves and waves, rather than being set to sustain on the same tone for an endless amount of time. As said minimalism rules in this piece and for the main part it is all quite low in volume, going from mid-range to low-range, on an active course of change, ending on a more fierce note towards the end, without it getting the all-noise treatment we got from Meinein & N(48). Delicate is the word I was looking for, but this rough and ready ambience was well received.

 

STRAW DOG IS NOW OUT BY ATTENUATION CIRCUIT

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A studio version of my 2015 live performance at SixDogs, Athens
Gear Used
Roland System 1OOM modular synthesizer
MoogerFooger Ring Modulator
Boss DD3 digital delay

– Format: limited edition 50 copies in cardboard sleeve + Digital Album (includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more)
– Attenuation Circuit Records, Germany
– Conceived by bellerophone
– Recorded and mixed in Athens 2016
– Mastered by bellerophone, 2016

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SIX DOGS ENCORE VOL 1

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Live at six dogs, Athens

Wed 22 Apr 2015

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Μπορεί σε πρώτο άκουσμα να μην έχουν συνάφεια τα ηχητικά πεδία των συμμετεχόντων της βραδιάς αυτής, αλλά δεν είναι τυχαίο ότι ο Τζιρίτας και ο Βellerophone έχουν ξαναβρεθεί και μοιραστεί την ίδια σκηνή. Απόδειξη αν μη τι άλλο λοιπόν αυτής της συναυλίας είναι ο αμοιβαίος σεβασμός και αρέσκεια του ενός για τις μουσικές του άλλου.

Περί Στυλιανού Τζιρίτα > Ενώ προετοιμάζει την πρώτη του ταινία  (μικρού μήκους) ο Στυλιανός Τζιρίτας στήνει με τους συνεργάτες του αυτό που γνωρίζει να κάνει πολλά χρόνια: μια performance όπου λόγος και ήχος έχουν ισόποση ποσόστωση. Μαζί του στην σκηνή οι Kaprus:

Ντίνος Δομένικος – Drums

Οδυσσέας Τζιρίτας – Ηλεκτρική Κιθάρα

Αντώνης Ξαγάς – Moog Theremin / Λόγος

Ο ίδιος ο Τζιρίτας χειρίζεται  μαγνητοταινίες, παίζει κλαρινέτο, μιλάει και κινείται.

 

Περί Βellerophone > Διακοσμητής, μουσικός και sound designer ο Δημήτρης Σαντζιλιώτης κυκλοφορεί μουσική στην Ελλάδα και στο εξωτερικό για παραπάνω από 10 χρόνια. Κοινός παρανομαστής της πολυποίκιλης μέχρι τώρα παραγωγής του, ο αναλογικός ήχος και το ευρύ φάσμα επιρροών που συγκεντρώνει σε κάθε κυκλοφορία. Τα τελευταία χρόνια περιορίζοντας σημαντικά τα μέσα που χρησιμοποιεί, προσεγγίζει την μουσική του με μεγαλύτερη αμεσότητα, ηχογραφώντας σε πραγματικό χρόνο και ελάχιστη επεξεργασία.

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Illusion of Safety is out now by Attenuation Circuit

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Two unsettling pieces from a series of live improvisations, using Roland System 1OOM modular synthesizer, Roland RE-201 Space Echo, MoogerFooger Ring Modulator, Boss DD3 digital delay, tape loops and no input mixing console.

– Format: Cassette (limited edition 20 copies – after selling out: free download on bandcamp)
– Attenuation Circuit Records, Germany
– Conceived by bellerophone
– Recorded and mixed in Athens 2014
– Mastered by bellerophone, 2015

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DO YOU FEEL LUCKY?   LIMITED CD-R IS NOW OUT

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I am happy to announce a new release
bellerophone | Do You Feel Lucky?
Back in the 70s, through Brian Eno’s involvement with Harmonia and Cluster, a new breed of ambient electronic music emerged. Eno helped, or for others, used those bands and their approach towards music but for sure their team up resulted in a series of great original albums. Using similar hardware and recording strategies bellerophone pays a tribute to those unique musicians projecting the vibe of those Frost days in 21st century dystopian atmosphere.

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USES OF GRAVITY IS OUT BY FROM A TREE RECORDS

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Built around neglected recordings, products of moments with my long lost first modular synthesizer, “Uses of Gravity” gives the opportunity in forgotten sounds to come to surface again, acting as the foundation for new soundscapes. Continuing from the point reached with “do you feel lucky”, not so much in style but in compositional philosophy, “Uses of Gravity” moves into more abstract and spontaneous forms, aiming towards a raw production methodology.

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LIVE – 2nd IMPROVISED MUSIC FESTIVAL ATHENS

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17th issue of IRRELEVATED series is out by Attenuation Circuit Records.  Includes “Invest in Ugliness” a new unreleased composition for tape and modular synth

The digital version of my 2010 album “Sonic Sculptures” is out by Attenuation Circuit Records, Germany

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BELLEROPHONE –  SONIC SCULPTURES

Sonic Sculptures is the outcome of a process that can be described as a game. Custom MaxMSP interface creates unpredictable sonic environments. Suitable for unlimited live improvisations utilizes tape simulators, analogue style sequencing, pfft filtering and sine-wave oscillators to create layers of sounds that can be recorded and reprocessed live through an unending process.

– Format : cdr
– Composed by bellerophone
– Recorded and mixed in Athens 2008-2009
– Mastered by bellerophone 2010
– Originally Released by Setola di Maiale, housed in a folder with silver/black CDR