Mixing Roots

Yiannis Aggelakas / Special guest: Guts Pie Earshot

Photos by @Kostas Stamoulis

Well-known singer, songwriter, poet and actor, Yiannis Aggelakas is regarded in Greece as one of the most significant and multifaceted artists.

Among his friends and partners are Dinos Sadikis on baglamas and guitar, Christos Charbilas on electronics and percussions, Titos Kargiotakis on sound deck and electric guitar and Stathis Arabatzis on guitar. With them, Yiannis Aggelakas presents in Berlin, after one year from his latest gig, selected songs from his entire recording history.

Special guest: GUTS PIE EARSHOT

For more than 20 years now they have been making their own unique way far from the beaten mainstream track and conformity. Influences from hardcore, classic, breakbeat, jazz, techno and folk create an hypnotic soundtrack to the famous “in-mind movie”.

Both musicians remain true to their punk roots, even meticulous passages never come over as sterile, and the sound still has that somewhat rough charm of a garage band. It’s clear that here the depths of established listening habits are plumbed and put to the test. A band that has broken out of the musical norm to create something completely new, their own thing.

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