Sounds and/in Kefalaio 24: A group of artful (non)secretive peculiarities. A group of (un)covered polysemous sound deviations as those gather and scatter forming a vibrant artistic exquisite corpse for the participating listeners. Emersions and submersions of sound whirls impregnated with an unexpectedly intimate and intimately unexpected surrealistic versification and all this… placed within a broader context of obscure electronic and new wave reality. A band formed in 1982 in Ioannina (a city situated in the north-east part of Greece), Kefalaio 24 (a.k.a. Chapter 24), first depicted their deviating approach in 1985 through their participation in the “0651” music collection. In this collection, released by the short-lived Ioannina-based tape label Βάρκα Tapes, Kefalaio 24 participated with the tracks “Στη σήραγγα” (i.e., In the tunnel), “Μία μάζα” (i.e., A mass) και “Η μυστηριώδης εξαφάνιση του Ερμή” (i.e., Hermes’ mysterious disappearance), three mysterious and sacramentally delirious compositions. More specifically, minimalistic electronic (among others) compositions that not only differentiated the group within the Greek underground scene of that era, but also contributed to the gradual formulation of a special sound-genre in the north-east part of the country (Ioannina, Epirus).
A few months later, Βάρκα Tapes released the group’s same-titled tape “Kefalaio 24” comprised of the compositions titled: “Μέρες αργίας” (i.e., vacation days), “Η άποψη του καθρέπτη” (i.e., mirror’s perspective) και “Περιορισμένη ορατότητα” (i.e., limited visibility). Three tracks in total that cleverly demonstrate the group’s dark-oriented special direction. It would approximately take three years (1988) till the band finally released its first full work titled “Tin Invaders”. Two additional albums are to follow in the next two decades. In particular, the album titled “Το ευρετήριο των συμπτώσεων” (i.e., The index of coincidences) was released in 1995 while in 2006 the “Drop in / Drop out” work was released. Finally, in 2011 the group in collaboration with the musician Philippe Petit will release a further musical work titled “The red giant meets the white dwarf”.
The present edition accumulates Kefalaio 24’s early compositions which are especially significant from a historical and an inspirational standpoint. Furthermore, two additional previously unreleased tracks “Ο Μάης δεν θα’ρθει” (i.e., May will not come) και “Φυτώριο κεραιών”(i.e., Antennas nursery) are included which actually see the light of day for the first time almost three decades after their conception. In fact, those tracks in a masterful and instrumentally sound manner depict the group’s additional aspects, as flash touches in an overall atmospheric musical horizon. Comes in a limited edition of 321 numbered blue transparent-colored vinyl copies.