more from
Inner Ear

Delta Pi Delta

by Mechanimal

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €6 EUR

     

  • White Vinyl LP, 180 gram
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Delta Pi Delta via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

1.
03:42
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.
2.
04:49
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.
3.
04:27
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.
4.
5.
04:34
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.
6.
04:54
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.
7.
04:21
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.
8.
9.
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.
10.
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.

about

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

___________________________________________________________

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.

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Mechanimal Athens, Greece

Mechanimal is an industrial audio-visual unit hailing from Athens, Greece, founded in 2011 by songwriter and music producer Giannis Papaioannou, who is the sole responsible for the direction of the band.

contact / help

Contact Mechanimal

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Mechanimal, you may also like: