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    Tournas, Kostas – “Aperanta Choraphia ” – [Anazitisi]

    Burt Bacharach attack on side A. Cinematic superpower horns fly over an
    island of studio musicans. I know melodic symphonic rock may be Greek
    to you, 21st Century Noizoid Man…but in 1973 to the Greeks, this lp
    by Kostas Tournas served as a nice oasis/oracle. Don’t be bummed by its
    “Hey Joe” hummability – or fuss about the big budget. The 70s were a
    time for inflation. The B-side seems to work the theme a little better,
    with cave-echo guitar phosphorescing, some balalaika and a vox humana
    synth chorus….okay and a snipped of Led Zep III acousticity. Those
    weirder strands though, are what help to unravel the commercial tapestry
    of this rock opera carpet ride. Sides flow pretty strongly, so dip in
    and out as you can or let it roll out… Still hoping Grecian psych
    formula can be redeployed as well as those Anatolian holy rollers and
    rockers from Turkey’s vaults.

    -Thurstocles Hungryphon

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on January 4, 2007 at 1:09 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,International
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