GOST | A Spiritual Exploration Into Greek Soundtracks *75-89*

GOST

a spiritual exploration into greek soundtracks *75-89*



TRACKLIST

A1. THESIA | Parodos
A2. YANNIS KOSTIDAKIS | BSA 1939
A3. YANNIS KOSTIDAKIS | Petaloudas
B1. DIMITRIS PAPADIMITRIOU / DIMITRIS LEKKAS | Rock Star Fantasy II
B2. STAMATIS SPANOUDAKIS | Prometheus
B3. DIMITRIS PAPADIMITRIOU | Erotic Scene
B4. MICHALIS CHRISTODOULIDES | Phalanx
B5. MICHALIS CHRISTODOULIDES | Death At The Dried Champaign
B6. GIORGOS HATZINASIOS | The Death Of Baby Jane
C1. DIONYSIS SAVVOPOULOS | Wind/Glutch
C2. CHRISTODOULOS HALARIS | On The Road
C3. DIMITRIS PAPADIMITRIOU / DIMITRIS LEKKAS | The Dance Of The Hands / Love At The Sea
C4. VANGELIS KATSOULIS | Closed Window
C5. CHRISTODOULOS HALARIS | Variation Of A Lie
D1. GIORGOS HATZINASIOS | Games With Old Flicks
D2. HARIS ZANTHOUDAKIS | L, Comme Bunuel, Ou La Foret Des Symboles
D3. CHARLOTTE VAN GELDER | Karkalou

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RELEASE NOTES

Having already explored the archives of a number of overlooked Greek composers, Into The Light is now turning its attention to the uncharted territory of Greek film soundtracks of the 70s and 80s - a boom period for mystical, transcendental arthouse cinema in Greece.

GOST: A Spiritual Exploration into Greek Soundtracks (1975-1989) is a passion project from the Greek filmmaker and composer Yannis Veslemes, that took years of engagement, exhaustive research and persistence. The collection features a mixture of rare, hard-to-find and previously unreleased material from musicians and composers including Yannis Kostidakis, Thesia, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Michalis Christodoulides, Stamatis Spanoudakis, Haris Xanthoudakis, Vangelis Katsoulis and Charlotte Van Gelder. All material is accompanied by detailed linear notes from the curator Veslemes, explaining the stories behind the tracks and the movies they first featured on.

The compilation celebrates the inventiveness and experimentation of Greek soundtrack composers in the '70s and '80s, by presenting a surprising mixture of musical hybrids that bridge the worlds of electronic and acoustic music, and compositions that bring together Western and Eastern musical traditions, in uniquely idiosyncratic ways.