Magazine article New Internationalist

Xáos (Chaos)

Magazine article New Internationalist

Xáos (Chaos)

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Xáos (Chaos)

by Xáos (Independent Records, PGR 001 CD/download)

It's hard not to hear this highly individual album as the voice of Greek tragedy echoing through the past to the tremulous present of the austerity-pressed country. Greek composer, artist and painter Ahetas and the Anglo-Greek musician Dubulah, the main movers behind Xáos, employ ancient Eastern instruments - the ney and bul bul flutes, the Pontic lyre, to name but three - alongside newer instruments such as guitar, drums and an Arp 2600 synthesizer (in its own terms, an ancient and lovely machine) to draw the lines.

Ten years in the making, Xáos is billed as a post-Troika trance album. Certainly, Dubulah (aka Nick Page), an electronicsorientated musician and programmer with a background with Transglobal Underground and Dub Colossus, has a wealth of experience in the creation of some of the more interesting sounds of the club scene; but a post-Troika album? …

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