Ingvar is a one man band, born in Athens, Greece. Drawing from swedish influences Ingvar creates topographies of atmosphere and ambience. It started in 2010, stealing time from the main occupation which is architecture. It started with 1 ep and 1 album and the second ep came in 2016 called Human Nature. Since then, Ingvar now resides in Stockholm, pursuing the creation of a second album.
The project 'Human Nature' tries to discover what human deeply means. Drawing inspiration from philosophy and sociology, every song takes on an attribute of human nature.
Human nature is to be conscious and to desire. We are rational and social creatures, but we become who we are in society. We construct a self by bridging doubt by faith— in ourselves (aesthetic self); in others (ethical self) or in God (religious self), but this is only artificial and an illusion. Being in harmony with the environment and with all species is the core of the human nature. The human is always in between choices. Always having doubts whether to choose right or not. In truth, whatever you choose, you will have done the right choice. Dealing with the outcome, whatever that is, is what makes you stronger as a human.
The human is clinging to hold on to situations for various reasons. Learning to let go when that is needed, is what makes us better as a human. Being humble and conscious to our existence, we become a medium of energy and contemplate together with the world around us. Connect with the world and we become wiser as a human. From stardust we have come and to stardust we will return. The very essence of the human nature is that of the universe. Be one with the universe and you shall become consistent as a human. The very substance of human nature is love. We all come from the same source, treat everyone as your own and we become kinder as a human.Believe or do not believe is a trivial matter. To some, god is a higher power, to others the soil that feeds them. Whether you believe or not, the only important thing is to find and be true to yourself and we become complete as a human.
SEM. is the moniker of Popi Semerlioglou, an Athens, Greece-based singer/songwriter and pianist. In 2016 she released"Natural", her debut EP. It is an instrumental creation, comprised of five original contemporary classic pieces played on the piano. Since then, SEM. made a bold turn of her sound towards indie and pop territories, while using her distinctive voice for the first time. The first single from her upcoming full-length was released in July 2018.
Following the release of her contemporary classic "Natural" EP in 2016, containing hauntingly beautiful piano compositions inspired by naturalistic imagery and impressionistic feelings, Greek singer-songwriter SEM. (a.k.a. Popi Sem.) is exploring new territories. After several appearances in renowned Athenian venues, her newly-built sound contains her distinctive vocals and thrives in an art pop simplicity, subtly inspired by the spirit of musicians such as Sufjan Stevens, Sóley and Joanna Newsom.
Her new songs, already introduced live, are deeply influenced by her personal experiences and are presented in a loosely semi-autobiographical way. "T.I.M." is the first single of her upcoming album which is in the making, recorded with the help and invaluable input of Sergios Voudris (The Voyage Limpid Sound, Montero etc). Rather than a plea for forgiveness, it is a reflection of regret for the people we hurt and thrives on the cruelty of understanding and embracing this fact.
Nothinbox is a solo project formed by guitarist and songwriter Alexandre Spezzotti in 2018. Currently based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, his debut EP “Natureza Morta”, the first chapter from his anticipated upcoming album uses reverb-drenched atmospheres to create a captivating aura filled with whispers of distant memories and echoes of his own past and reflections. The dreamy guitars of the EP's title track behaves as a gesture to evoke a spiral of boundless thoughts and dilemmas, which are constantly astir. Yet they remain still, as objects of remembrance. This is further complimented with the extra bonus track, "Xícara", setting the tone for what is soon to arise and reveal the full extent of what this emerging artist is about to unleash.
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California-based NYMPHYA is an Ethereal Baroque Pop / Folktronica Art-Pop recording artist/producer whose music is lightly suffused with Worldbeat, Opera and Avant-garde; some say where Stevie Nicks meets Kate Bush at the Otherworld sorceress’ soiree.
Nymphya’s alchemical Art-Pop style is best described as a stirring collage of eclectic beats, soaring vocals, haunting soundscapes, and captivating samples that accompany insightful lyrics meant to take you on a journey inward. She just released her debut concept album Dream Dance, which garnered enthusiastic reviews from an international audience.
Professional opera singer Valentina O is the eclectic and multifaceted songwriter, vocalist, arranger, and producer behind Nymphya. After a personal tragedy in 2006 when her fiancé, record producer Keith Keller, suddenly died, Valentina struggled to bring herself back to life from her crippling grief through music and spiritual practice. Using what Keith taught her, Valentina built her own recording studio in 2011 and began producing and recording Dream Dance as a tribute to him.
Up to then, Valentina had appeared throughout the United States as an opera singer, actor and performer, as well as on numerous soundtracks for television, film and commercials (Time/Life Warner, IMAX, and Garfield), and on multiple CD projects for recording artists, including backing up John Cale (The Velvet Underground) on the Tonight Show and appearing on MTV with her group Screaming Divas. It was with Screaming Divas that Valentina also opened for Todd Rundgren at the Fillmore in San Francisco and for George Benson at Villa Montalvo, as well as Dana Carvey at the Shoreline Amphitheatre.
“Wasteland” was the very first song I wrote for this CD, and it holds a very, very special place in my heart for many reasons,” Valentina explains.
“I asked Gentry Bronson to write some lyrics for me to arrange and compose to jump start my recording project. When he presented me with these, I was immediately taken with them. I had had a nearly identical experience of walking in my own wasteland the months following Keith’s death. I remember particularly a vision I had had at that time of me standing, silhouetted against a red, sunset sky, surrounded on all sides, as far as I could see, by smoldering ruins of pure desolation.
But, in that vision, I was also still standing, and it was from that vision that I knew I would survive.”
“I wanted the music to evoke a similar desert wasteland, so as the melody revealed itself to me after I laid down the basic rhythm parts, I knew I also needed to add in some Middle Eastern musical elements. I searched through my library of sounds, and online, and ended up finding some incredible patches. (One of which was gifted to me in a suite of sounds by Iasos, the Greek, New Age musician.)
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.