[Yannis, smiling. Andy, wearing someone else’s glasses]
a pertinent blurb: On Monday May 10th, from 7-8PM: Mudd Up’s DJ Rupture will host guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex, Dog-Faced Hermans) and composer Yannis Kyriakides. They’ll be talking about Greek rembetika music, as well as their incredible duo collaboration for guitar and electronics! WFMU, 91.1fm NYC.
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YES, in other words, the men behind one of the year’s most captivating albums to date, Rembetika, will be live in-studio, talking about the sonically expressed woes of displaced Turkic Greeks, sharing dark old songs from Asia Minor which unspool in time signatures as unsettling and engaging as the stories behind the players, and demystifying the magic contemporary music they make together using guitar and “computer”.
Here’s a tune from Rembetika ‘reinterpretations of classic Rembetika songs’: