- Brand: Mechanimal
- Product Code: mechanimal-thorivos
Limited Edition in Red Vinyl
Mechanimal is, since their creation in 2011, an industrial project in progress, open to experimentation and research, which absorbs different voices, different musical genres, a universe of references , primary sounds, the political and individual "diaries" of all invisible heroes of a decisive decade. "Thorivos" comes as the fifth and first Greek-language act in the big book of Mechanimal, after their homonymous "Mechanimal" debut that was released in 2012, the "Secret Science" of 2014, the "Delta Pi Delta" of 2016 and the "Crux" of 2019. The eight tracks of the album, with the words of Angelica Vrettou, for a long time in the Mechanimal universe as creator of their album covers and curator of the videos of their live performances, performed by the electric voice of Thekla Tselepi, sound like timeless, irrelevant, precious fragments of their hitherto sound-worldview. The words of Angelica Vrettou are poetry written on the edge of a troubled conscience, in a constant search for a "breath of danger" from societies that are now flooded with the excess of patriarchal toxicity, the violent severance from innocence, the shrinking of fantasy to extinction. The voice of the legendary Thekla Tselepi tells with the sense of urgency every story of this redemptive confession. The music of Giannis Papaioannou unites words and voice in an agreement that starts from the permanent legacy of Lena Platonos, reaches to the avant-garde of Laurie Anderson to return dynamically to the industrial post-dark wave of Mechanimal. Dancing and melancholic, just as fearlessly sincere as the poetry of Angelica Vrettou and the voice of Thekla Tselepi, the unexpectedly melodic straight line that makes "Thorivos" sound like a journey from darkness to light, is just one of the countless "declarations" of this album, which is worth keeping carefully until the end of the world.