Vaggelis Paraskevaidis – Indoles

Vaggelis Paraskevaidis is
a jazz vibraphonist born in Athens, Greece.
He started piano lessons at a very young age but he quickly realized that
he wanted to learn the drums.

A large portion of his puberty was spent on listening to all kinds of
music. He started his formal studies on the vibraphone , while drumming
onstage with punk rock bands. It was this period where he discovered his
interest in jazz and improvisation.
He graduated from Salford University (UK) as a assemble/concert
percussionist.

He had the fortune to be taught by great masters such as DavidFriedman,
Robert Fripp, David Liebman, Gary Barton, Michael Gibbs,and Bob Moses.
He has collaborated, through recording studios and/or on stage withmany
Greek artists, from jazz trios, to modern songwriters and toClassical
Orchestras, such as the Camerata.

His first solo album INDOLES is soon to be released on IKAROS RECORDS,and
it features some of the most prominent musicians in the Greek Jazz
scene. “INDOLES”
is a collection of his original compositions, performed by some of the best
jazz musicians in Greece.

Highly rhythmical themes played with passion and precision. It is
improvised jazz fused with alternative rock energy and deep lyricism. This
album is a spellbinding musical journey where on some tunes it features the
vibraphone mixed with an electric quartet and brass, and a string quartet
on another.

The amazing line up includes:

Dimitris Papadopoulos: Trumpet
Antonis Andreou: Trombone
Leonidas Sarantopoulos: Flute
Costis “The Thing” Christodoulou: Grand Piano/ Rhoades keyboard.
Haris Haralambous: El.Bass
Dimitris Klonis: Drums

Sofia Sarri and George Zacharopoulos: Voice

The Frog String Quartet:
Yiannis Zarias; Violin
Themis Nikoloudis; Violin
Michalis Katachanas: Viola
Alex Kasartzis: Cello

Iota – Part Of Something

Iota – Part of Something LP

Το μουσικό σχήμα των iota συστήθηκε στο κοινό τον Ιανουάριο του 2017, φιλοδοξώντας να δημιουργήσει τη δική του πραγματικότητα στην εγχώρια μουσική σκηνή.

Μετά από 10 χρόνια συνεχούς πειραματισμού, νέων ακουσμάτων και ασταμάτητης δουλειάς, αποφάσισαν να αφήσουν πίσω τους το εγχείρημα που άκουγε στο όνομα Chewing Gun και να ξεκινήσουν από το μηδέν.

Πρόσθεσαν visuals στις live εμφανίσεις τους, αφουγκράστηκαν εντονότερα τους ήχους της trip hop και nujazz μουσικής σκηνής, δημιουργώντας ένα μοναδικά ατμοσφαρικό κράμα μουσικών επιρροών με στόχο την δημιουργία έντονων ηχοτόπιων.

Τον Ιανουάριο του 2018 κυκλοφόρησε το digital album με τίτλο Part of Something ενώ η ikaros records ανέλαβε να κυκλοφορήσει το album σε βινύλιο.

Το 2017 άνοιξαν τους Ephemerals στο Κύτταρο, την στιγμή που κυκλοφόρησε πρώτo single/official video με τίτλο work. Το 2018 εμφανίστηκαν στο ΙΛΙΟΝ plus στο πλαίσιο του IN PLEXUS Festival δίπλα στους Kooba Tercu, Duoyu και Fuku Cosmonot.

Οι iota αποτελούνται από τους:

Γιάννης Γκέκης, μπάσο

Τάσος Πέππας, ντραμς

Ανδρέας Πολυζογόπουλος, τρομπέτα

Κίμων Τσομίδης, sound design

Γιώργος Χριστόπουλος, κιθάρα

O Στέργιος Μήλιος επιμελείται τα visuals

The Lp is a Limited edition of 250copies.

Ikaros Records 2018

The Locals ‎– All Rights Reserved

 

The Locals formed back in 2014 by five local punk rock drunks.

In 2015, after endless jamming and beer consumption, they managed to record and release their first debut 7 inch EP called “Gonna drink tonight”. Then they performed gigs in Athens and Zurich, with Punk Rock bands from Europe such as Argy Bargy, Sea Side Rebels, Grade 2, Warrior kids and Brutti e ignoranti. The record was sold out immediately.

In 2016 after countless rehearsals they hit the studio and record their first full length album “all rights reserved” which they released in 2018 through Ikaros Records.

The Locals are characterized by Punk Rock music, beer, fun, loyalty, friendship and respect.

Always on the BEER side!!!

Ikaros Records 2018

Mother Of Millions – Sigma

Athenian prog-rockers Mother of Millions release their second album “Sigma” in a collector’s edition 12” dark-green colored vinyl, via Ikaros Records, licensed by ViciSolum Productions. Vinyl will be released on July 20th in a limited number of copies.

 

Mother of Millions released Sigma in November 2017. Sigma is a concept album, focused on silence as a state of inertia. Sigma is the eighteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. It is the initial of the Greek word “Σιωπή”, meaning Silence. Sigma is also used as a symbol for the summation operator.

 

Sigma was recorded at U217 Studios, mixed by Ektoras Tsolakis (HD Factory), mastered by Steve Lado & artwork was created by Panagiotis Tsalavrettas.

Ikaros Records 2018