Gravitysays_i

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Gravitysays_i was formed in March of 2003 by Manos Paterakis and Nikos Retsos in Piraeus. Their aim was to accompany their aspirations and their living with melody, in a country that devours its children, as well as to explore the quality of difference, as the two founding members perceive the notion.

Their first appearance in discography came with the album entitled “the roughest sea” (2007), released on Sirius, the label that was founded by Manos Hatzidakis, the famous Greek composer. It is comprised by 9 compositions inspired by egotism, vanity and the isolation of modern man. It is a conceptual album characterized by consecutive flow, where the electronic element meets traditional instrumentation, while minimalistic forms follow the general pop-rock spirit.

Their new album entitled “The Figures of Enormous Grey and The Patterns of Fraud” (Restless Wind, 2011) is different, with regard to its theme, as it reexamines social values, institutions and morality as an extension of individual, as well as collective conscience. This time, their sound follows a more traditional / Mediterranean audio vocabulary, while, at the same time, the dark, atmospheric elements become even more apparent.

Simultaneously, with the release of their second album, Gravitysays_i transgresses from a studio project to a live performance group, bringing to life its compositions with the help of additional musicians.

Gravitysays_i are:

  • Manos Paterakis – Guitar, Santouri, Voice
  • Nikos Retsos – Drums, Percussion
  • Akis Papavasiliou – Guitar, Melodica, Voice
  • Lefteris Varthalis – Electric Bass
  • Spyros Vryonis – Cello, Guitar, Glockenspiel, Voice

and “The Enormous Grey Figures” Choir

Last but not least, Gravitysays_i perform, for their first time in their history, a series of 4 consecutive concerts in March 2011, at the Screening Room of NIXON, a venue at the center of Athens. There performances also include rich visual material projections.

[/tab_item] [tab_item title=»Reviews»] [column col=»1/4″] AVOPOLIS (ALBUM REVIEW)
«Τα 20(+5) καλύτερα ελληνικά άλμπουμ»

MIXTAPE (LIVE REVIEW)
«Gravitysays_i @ Πλανητάριο»

LIFO (LIVE REVIEW)
«Αμφιθέατρο Αθήνα 9.84»

MIXTAPE (PROMO LIVE)
«Οι Gravitysays_i την Πέμπτη στο Θέατρο Ροές»

ALL ABOUT MUSIC (INTERVIEW)
«Οι Gravitysays_i μιλούν στο allaboutmusic.gr!»

FRIDGE.GR (SINGLE REVIEW)
«Το τραγούδι της ημέρας: Gravitysays_i – Cry Out»
[/column][column col=»1/4″] STEREOWORLD (INTERVIEW)
«Αντιληφθήκαμε τη συναισθηματική φόρτιση που θέλαμε να δώσουμε…»

COSMO.GR (INTERVIEW)
«Οι Gravitysays_i στο cosmo.gr»

ALL ABOUT MUSIC (ALBUM REVIEW)
«Με το παράξενο όνομα GravitySays_i»

CULTURENOW.GR (ALBUM REVIEW)
«Ένας καμβάς dark, goth, experimental, ατμοσφαιρικού ροκ»

FRIDGE.GR (ALBUM REVIEW)
«ένας σκοτεινός, γκρίζος μουσικός λαβύρινθος που σε καταπίνει σιγά σιγά»

ONAIRTUNES.COM (REFERENCE)
«Gravitysays_i on The Indie Show»
[/column][column col=»1/4″] THE GUARDIAN (ALBUM REVIEW)
«Gravitysays_i – The Urge Of Identity / The Figures Of Enormous Grey»

LIFO (ALBUM REVIEW)
Το ειδικό βάρος των Gravitysays_i

ROCKIN.GR (REVIEW LIVE)
«Misuse, Gravitysays_i @ Gagarin 205»

SIRENSOUND (ALBUM REVIEW)
«a Greek band impressive, offering a different perspective»

MIXTAPE (ALBUM REVIEW)
«αποτελούν την πιο εντυπωσιακή εγχώρια μουσική πρόταση»

FOURCULTURE (INTERVIEW)
«an experience, a concept and a journey»
[/column][column col=»1/4″] BLOB AGENCY (PRESENTATION)
«Dalla Grecia il fascinoso gruppo dei Gravitysays_I»

STOPTHATSOUND (ALBUM REVIEW)
«The new album is out there»

ALL ABOUT MUSIC (REVIEW LIVE)
«A night to remember…»

AVOPOLIS (INTERVIEW)
«Είμαστε παιδιά της εργατικής τάξης και εσχάτως νεόπτωχοι…»

MIC (INTERVIEW)
«GravitySays_i και Misuse, ίσως οι δύο πιο ετοιμοπόλεμες ελληνικές μπάντες»
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Gravitysays_i - The Figures of Enormous Grey and The Patterns of Fraud

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Their new album entitled “The Figures of Enormous Grey and The Patterns of Fraud” (Restless Wind, 2011) is different, with regard to its theme, as it reexamines social values, institutions and morality as an extension of individual, as well as collective conscience. This time, their sound follows a more traditional / Mediterranean audio vocabulary, while, at the same time, the dark, atmospheric elements become even more apparent.

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The Figures Of Enormous Grey and The Patterns of Fraud (Part 1)


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