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Delta Pi Delta

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After two albums exploring the dystopian universe of their city in crisis, the Athenian group Mechanimal delve now into the outskirts of their hometown, away from the sociopolitical fragmentation of the Greek capital, inside a deep and prolonged silence of the mountain forests surrounding Athens.

“Delta Pi Delta” started with a new lineup, erasing the events of a rather tense and tough past, focusing on nature as a means of escape from the modern depression of urban life. This time with female vocals, featuring lead singer Eleni Tzavara (formerly of Film and Etten), electric guitars by Tassos Nikogiannis and Kostas Matiatos, and electronic programming by Giannis Papaioannou, Mechanimal started recording the backbone of their new album during the spring of 2015, while final editing and mixing took place during August 2015, in an isolated room by some faraway beach.

The result of these new recordings is 8 new songs plus 2 instrumentals which will be included as extra tracks in the digital version of the album. Ten new tunes captivating the mystery that lies beneath a quiet life outside a big city. The group's own hybrid blend of mechanical beats, shoegazing guitar drones and repetitive electronic patterns, shapes now a different perspective that embraces the strangeness and the atmosphere of dreamy landscapes around Athens. The materializing of these silent places into a conceptual sound revealed a new process, which helped the group transform their vision into a tangible medium.

The symbolical acronym title "Delta Pi Delta" is referring to the lyric "giving names to stars". As a whole it represents the existential journey of any two-footed animal. In this journey, dreams reveal desires and fears that we're not consciously aware of, but play an important part in consciously or subconsciously helping us become better at dealing with life.

"Delta Pi Delta" is dedicated to the loving memory of Greek artist and painter Nicholas Liber (1956 - 2013), a long-term friend of the band.

Out on white vinyl LP and digital album via Inner Ear.

credits

released January 4, 2016

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Mechanimal:
Eleni Tzavara: Vocals
Tassos Nikogiannis: Guitars
Giannis Papaioannou: Electronics & beats
Angelica Vrettou: Visuals and art direction
Kostas Matiatos: Additional guitars on 1, 5, 6 and 8

Written & produced by Giannis Papaioannou
Music on 7 by Giannis Papaioannou and Tassos Nikogiannis
Arranged by Giannis Papaioannou and Tassos Nikogiannis

Recorded at Dreamland and Team Kaboom studios, Athens
Mixed on some faraway beach during August 2015.
Mastered by Yiannis Christodoulatos at Sweetspot Studio, Athens

Inner Sleeve photograph by Albano Ruela
Layout by db

Delta Pi Delta is dedicated to the moving memory of Nicholas Liber.

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Track Name: Sunlight
For the love of light
I will rise again
Behind the eyes
On the head of the city
Where an imposing silence
Is giving birth
To an endless horizon
Of eternal sunrays

But in the violet hours
After dusk
I'll let you perish like flowers
Under stars.
Track Name: Repetition
In the center of my mind, alone
Like a split second into a storm
I'm a time bomb ready to drop
Feeling ready to erase all
And everything
I think of everything

In the center of the city, alone

Like a statue ready to fall
Often stumble on my very own
Errors of history drawn
When I think of everything
I think of everything

In the center of a city in flames
I'm a buliding ready to burn
Left alone on my very own
Architectural failure plan
When I burn everything
Around you and me.
Track Name: Thistlemilk
As love once invested
All my trust in you
All the way against the tide
I'm still lost in you

And I danced in long days
Jumping put of time
And I loved those long nights
Giving names to stars
And I trembled in the winds
In the open wide
And I rested like a young kid
On the gentle grass

As my thorns unfolded
Violet paths for you
Diamond tears fell silent
Like the morning dew

And we danced in long days
Jumping out of time
And we loved those long nights
Giving names to stars
And we trembled in the winds
In the open wide
And we rested like young kids
On the gentle grass.
Track Name: Radio On
With the radio on
I woke up in a black spring
And summer seemed away
From the feast of love
Like a letter found one day
In the first blue moments
Of a twisted play
On a breaking up bed
With the radio on

I'm walking down the street
This means nothing to me
It could be any street
Dressed with beautuful walls
Dressed with broken words
For people drifting alone
In the city
With the radio on

We hanged down the stars
Spilled their golden dust
And now we're drifting alone
With the radio on
With the radio on
In broken weather
We're broken toys
Tripping wildly
With a broken radio

With the radio on
With the radio on.
Track Name: Winter Mute
As sight is reaching gleams of gears
Now we are hidden in your fears
Like winter virus in your veins
A blend of echoes in a maze
Perhaps you should rest, maybe not
Distortion fades in, you adapt

Guess what, last night my hand
Did the curl up
We all know how this ends
We're going dead numb

We wasted hope inside your flesh
We are small items trying to escape
Sedation period sense of guilt
We are all doomed into your bliss

Guess what last night we all
Did the curl up
We all know how this ends
We're going dead numb

The city's stones are old
No fathers near
We are the little ones
Sucking your fears

The city's stones are cold
No mothers near
We are the little ones
Drying your tears.
Track Name: Sextant
Sometimes we run
Sometimes we play
Until the sun fades in the end of day

With stars as guide
Into this third chant
We trip the night using a sextant

Slow times we pass
Our ways again
In one universe / one home to men

In quiet channels
We treat the blues
With golden pressure on all our screws

Search for me like you never knew me
Hunt me down like you wanna thrill me
Call my name like you never see me
Take me down like you wanna kill me

Sometimes you dare
Sometimes we hide
Behind cold tears of autumn skies

It's all a deep dive
A senses trap
One sacrifice, so here we come

Sometimes we dare
Sometimes you hide
Behind cold tears of autumn skies

It's all a deep dive
A senses trap
One sacrifice, so here we are

Search for me like you never knew me
Hunt me down like you wanna thrill me
Call my name like you never see me
Take me down like you wanna kill me.
Track Name: Illuminations
Four tons of dynamite
I carry inside
Here I am
Kissing you goodbye

Then loneliness
Opens my body apart
I'm open wide
Showing the entire crack

Words falling
Photographs falling
Time is falling
Break through in a pixel sky

And the sky is an angel
Please / angel
Burn with my now
For I am becoming a bird

Senses falling
Colours falling
Earth is falling
Everything is falling apart

Please angel come
Please angel burn with me now
Please angel come
Please angel burn with me now.
Track Name: Search The Woods
In nature I wander free at last
As something as love rose in my heart
A nest filled with the scent of ancient charm
Ghosts of lost daughters and vanished sons

And as cool nights are spent under a strange moon
Stained with the shadows of the trees
I lay on the margins of weepy green beds
I sleep with the creatures that talk to the wind.