IN OK / OUT KO! & Moving Furniture Records present In Zaire (IT) & Hellash
At first it may seem like a sonic foray into well known territory: a guitar, drums and bass driven ride into psychedelic landscapes – colorful and mind-expanding. And if you’re looking for some lysergic adventures this is your ticket! But even though “White Sun Black Sun” is obviously and deeply rooted in the ongoing history of electrified rock-n-roll-to-blow-your-head-off (i.e. from Ash Ra Temple and Hawkwind to Up-Tight) In Zaire reach way beyond this admirable approach and successfully aim for more. The music’s taking cues from electric Blues, the aforementioned LSD-drenched Psychedelia, high-octane Japrock and edgy Post-Punk – there’s even some Funk thrown in for good measurement. So, turn it on and tune in and find yourself immersed in a universe of sound that consists of bizarre tones and beautiful noises circling around like planets – each one unique, different and magnificent.
“Charis Konstantinou was born in Pyrgos Ilias, Greece. At the age of 6 he started violin, later clarinet and music theory lessons at the municipal conservatory of Amaliada. He studied and graduated at the Fillipos Nakas conservatory. He also studied saz and eastern traditional music and being part of punk-rock groups, playing the bass guitar.
Since 2009, he lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he studied south Indian- Karnatic music and Indonesian music-gamelan at the conservatory of Amsterdam. At the moment he is doing his masters, on ‘New dutch swing’-free improvisation at the Artez-Arnhem conservatory.
He participated in festivals and concerts in Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands, Germany and Lithuania.Currently he is producing music and give concerts with his solo project, under the name ‘hellAsh’. He also collaborates with artists from different fields, as dance and cinematography.”
Moving Furniture Records DJ Team