manolis aggelakis

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o anthropos vomva
LISTEN 01 Τα δάκρυα που χύνω
02 Ο άνθρωπος βόμβα
03 Απολείπειν ο θεός Αντώνιον
04 Δελτίο καιρού
05 Σε μια γυναίκα
06 Το παραπαίον γήρας
07 Τα Χριστούγεννα φέτος δε θα έρθουν
08 Θα σε παντρευτώ
09 Χειροβομβίδα
10 Το τελευταίο τρένο
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INN072L - December 2012


After the warm reception from public and critics for his album “Ti Kanoun I Skies Ti Nihta?» (“What Shadows Do At Night?”) Manolis Aggelakis returns with the fourth album of his personal discography (and the second via Inner Ear) which is “O Anthropos Vomva“ (The Bomb Man).

The explosions of the “The Bomb Man” are low-key and operate underground. 10 compositions by Manolis Aggelakis, characterized by the simplicity, honesty and polite vagabondage of their creator. Guitars are the dominant element of the arrangements, sometimes aggressive, other times grievous and melancholic, while tightly tied drums and dirty electronic sounds and noises complete the lyrical chaos of Aggelakis. The themes of the songs are of social content, as always, and together with his distinctive voice and disarming performance, they portray an authentic troubadour recording signs of difficult times with a gloomy nostalgia for bygone eras. All the lyrics of Hristos Kanellopoulos, Dimitris Borsis and Aggelakis himself and the unique poems he chose to set to music from Cavafy, Souris, Livaditis and Tilemachos Tsardakis talk about human loneliness, love, poverty, death … only this time they are more topical than ever.

The album “O Anthropos Vomva“ (The Bomb Man) is released from the label of Exostis in limited edition vinyl including cd.


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ti kanoun i skies ti nihta?
LISTEN 01 Το τραγούδι της Αργυρώς
02 Ο ταξιδιώτης
03 Τι κάνουν οι σκιές τη νύχτα;
04 Μια δαγκωματιά
05 Όλα τα ξέρουν τα σκυλιά
06 Ο μετανάστης
07 Standby
08 Το σκοτεινό τοπίο
09 Θα πάω σε άλλη γη
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INN031L - January 2011
€5
 
INN031 - June 2012


Is there such thing as contemporary Greek blues, worthy to stand next to dimotika and rebetika? Manolis Aggelakis’ third album, “Ti Kanoun I Skies Ti Nihta?» (“What Shadows Do At Night?”), is the positive answer that comes to represent a rare, in our days, music proposal and winks to Tom Waits and Mihalis Souyoul. After “Diskoles Meres” (“Hard Days”) and “Stamatina” Manolis Aggelakis is back with his darkest and loneliest album, to explore the border side of life with sensibility and simplicity.

“Ti Kanoun I Skies Ti Nihta?» (“What Shadows Do At Night?”) resembles to the unknown friend at the end of the bar, always available to share a nightcap with you, just before a new day breaks. Aggelakis’ music landscapes are hazy, undefinable and deserted and his stories, bitter bites of everyday hardships, with original blues subjects: love, poverty, loneliness, immigration, prison, death. The lyrics of Hristos Kanellopoulos, Dimitris Borsis and Aggelakis himself, descend the darkest stairs and lead to deserted basements, where the shadows haunt and the unknown meets the familiar. At the same time, at another level, small explosions of light flirt with the black background: a geranium in the garden, a rock that doesn’t roll but dreams, a fearless traveler. Aggelakis has composed, played and recorded the whole album, following a more low fi style, compared with his previous works. The result is original and deeply personal.

The album “Ti Kanoun I Skies Ti Nihta?» (“What Shadows Do At Night?”) is released from the label of Exostis in limited edition vinyl including cd. The portrait of Manolis Aggelakis on the cover was painted by dB.