Saturday, November 20, 2010

Inverz - Slow

Text taken from Phantom Channel

Inverz is Thessaloniki-born Savvas Metaxas, who runs the excellent Granny Records stable. Influenced by the likes of Fennesz, Pan American, Alva Noto and My Bloody Valentine, Metaxas utilizes acoustic & electric guitars and an arsenal of pedal effects and field recordings, to create a sound rich in texture and panoramic in depth.

'Slow' is the third Inverz release to date, a suite of four meticulously crafted long-form compositions that transcend the standard notions of Ambient/Drone.

'Everything In Order' bathes in dreamy reverb, like Labradford or Chihei Hatakeyama at their most thoughtful. The title track tantalizingly weaves fretboard scratches, human breath and flickers of static round cut and spliced guitar recalling Fridge at their most experimental. The slide-rule attention to detail of both book ending pieces ('Home End' & 'New Found Lands, New Found Sounds', on the other hand, shows why Metaxas was hand-picked to collaborate with Greg Haines and perform with Machinefabriek.

A very fine piece of work indeed.



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