The internet is not as terrible as everyone thinks. Despite the fact that Lord Mandelson is slowly ruining any kind of sympathy that people might have garnered for the Labour Party by cracking down incredibly hard upon anyone who dares to even peak at anything that isn’t Government regulated, it’s not the seedy pit of despair that your parents always feared it would be. Today I got sent an e-mail which, in amongst all the ones telling about magic pills and winning the lottery, was filled with hope and joy.
Panagiotis Melidis is a Greek man who makes some brilliant, bizarre music. Going under the entirely left-field moniker of ‘Larry Gus’, he’s apparently crafted the album of the month according to Vice Greece, whilst taking residence in Barcelona and writing jingles for TV ads (according to his last.fm) Entitled ‘Stitches’, it’s a bewildering array of 36 songs of all shapes and sounds, coming in at just under 50 minutes. The miracle is that it’s actually pretty awesome throughout, and it’s far from a coincidence that he’s played alongside Caribou and Ariel Pink in the past. What you can expect is dependant upon which segment of the album you focus in upon – ‘Grew Acquainted (Interlude)’ sounds like it’s part of a HEALTH b-side, whereas it’s not difficult to find hints of Washed Out, delivered on top of a base that’s firmly rooted in World Music. There’s a song from it below, and also a link to a promo EP. Highly recommended: