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Novi_sad: ΚΕΡΑΥΝΟΣ (Raster Music)

Using environmental sounds & field recordings from 5 continents--Oceania: Tarkine Rainforest; Asia: Okinawa; Europe: Ancient Olympia And Iceland; Africa: Uganda, Botswana & Namibia; America: Amazon Rainforest & Niagara Falls--sound artist Thanasis Kaproulias takes listeners on an incredible journey through sound from reflective to cathartic, from ominous danger to awe-inspired beauty.

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UPC: 4260115991983

Label: Raster Music
Catalog ID: R-M 198CD
Squidco Product Code: 31372

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Germany
Packaging: Oversized Cardboard slimcase with postacrd
Recorded in Ancient Olympia.


Thanasis Kaproulias-composer, perormer

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"in ancient greek mythology, zeus was the king of the olympian gods and the supreme deity. zeus was the god of the sky, lightning, thunder (Κεραυνóς / ΚΕΡΑΥΝΟΣ), law, order, and justice. the cyclopes were three, orb-eyed, immortal giants who forged the thunderbolts of zeus. the lawless titans, encouraged by gaia (Γαῖα/Γη/earth), tried to wrestle control of the world from the olympian gods in a ten-year battle known as the titanomachy. the titans were the brothers and sisters of cronus and it was only through the help of the cyclopes (who made zeus his thunderbolts) and the hundred-handed giants or hecatoncheires (briareos, cottus and gyges) that zeus was finally able to imprison the titans in tartarus, the deepest part of the underworld. making himself ruler of the skies, zeus then gave dominion over the seas to poseidon and of the underworld to hades.

KEΡΑΥΝΟΣ was one of the most powerful symbols in ancient greece - if not the most powerful. as contemporary science proved, the thunder that dominated the earth before the creation of life gave birth to the primordial substances by enhancing the production of nitrogen and thus amino acids which are essential for the production of proteins and life. in numerous civilisations they believed that the overlord of thunder was a deity.

in celtic mythology, taranis was the god of thunder. in slavic mythology it was perun and in scandinavian it was thor. in india, the god of thunder was indra and in finland it was ukko. in china, lei gong was worshipped as the deity of thunders and in rome the people who died because of a thunder were considered as blessed. inkas believed that thunder was the son of the sun and the moon and in christianity thunder is the voice of god.

the music of " ΚΕΡΑΥΝΟΣ " was composed by using environmental sounds and field recordings from the five continents:

Oceania | Tarkine Rainforest
Asia | Okinawa
Europe | Ancient Olympia And Iceland
Africa | Uganda, Botswana And Namibia
America | Amazon Rainforest And Niagara Falls"

Artist Biographies

"Thanasis Kaproulias is an audio artist who creates noise music under the name of Novi_sad.

Thanasis Kaproulias was born in Greece in 1980. He graduated from the Economic University of Piraues and lives and works in Athens, Greece.

Thanasis Kaproulias (as "Novi_sad") has worked and collaborated with: Helge Sten (Deathprod, Supersilent), Francisco López, Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic), B. J. Nilsen, Daniel Menche, Zbigniew Karkowski, Richard Chartier, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Jacob Kirkegaard, Beckie Foon and Scott Konzelmann.

Influenced by the pioneers of audio assault, he began generating sounds in 2005. In his works, amplified environmental recordings, drone manipulations, structured ambient soundscapes, microtones vs overtones, all come together in a hyperstructure of iconoclastic form.

Novi_sad's artistic output displays a high level of technical ability,[citation needed] as well as a sensitivity to the nuances of location. Every sound that occurs is treated with a sculptural integrity and his sonic power operates on a level in which the audience participates as transcendental listeners.

His approach is similar to the 'cinema pour l'oreille' (cinema for the ear) and in turn would like to 'donner à voir' (lead to seeing) by means of sound.[citation needed]

Novi_sad explores sound as sensation pulling apart its physical properties to reveal its relationship with human perception. Some of his projects are primarily focused in architectural acoustics and the relationship between architecture and sound, when other projects are based on various methods of audio analysis in extremely unusual recordings and the use of quantitative and numerical data from different sources.[citation needed]

Thanasis Kaproulias is published by Touch Music.

Novi_sad's albums are available from Sedimental [U.S], Touch [U.K] and Staalplaat [NL]. He has performed his work live in cinemas, industrial spaces, theatres, churches, museums, galleries, squats, in festivals like Mutek [Montreal, Canada], Ultrahung [Budapest, Hungary], Observatori [Valencia, Spain], Gaudeamus Musis Week [Amsterdam, The Netherlands], Field recordings festival [Berlin, Germany], Suoni per il popolo [Montreal, Canada], Full-Pull, [Malmö, Sweden], and in such spaces as VPRO National Radio [Amsterdam, The Netherlands], Diapason Gallery [New York, U.S.A], Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts [Copenhagen, Denmark], Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ [Amsterdam, The Netherlands], Fylkingen [Stockholm, Sweden], The Chapel [Seattle, U.S.A]."

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Track Listing:

1. Oceania 11:08

2. Asia 11:24

3. Europe 11:43

4. Africa 11:40

5. America 10:30

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