Cpinalonga ‎– Spinalonga

CD, Album, Cardboard Folder


1 Qval 8:10
2 Contour & Shape 5:30
3 Directive-1 9:08
4 Coda 2:04
5 Montague Semantics 4:35
6 Parallel Distributed Processing 8:44
7 Directive-2 7:42
8 Schreckenskunde 9:54

Companies, etc.


  • PaintingΘεόφης
  • Photography By [Artwork]ΦΩΦ
  • Producer [Pro-Production], Edited By, Mastered ByCpinalonga, Fiber-Johnny
  • Written-By [Constructed By], Performer [Executed By], Engineer, Mixed By, Producer, Sleeve, Design, Graphics, Recorded ByCpinalonga

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: FABELSOUND 97 CAPP CD31998
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L081
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2B93


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May 17, 2012
You shouldn't really prejudge a country on it's music, but I always imagine Greece to be bouzouki (traditional) and nauseating Pop Music (especially during holiday season). The CAPP label are here to correct that preconception, and this isn't a bad salvo with which to forward the proposition that their country has something to offer. This isn't kids playing at adult music - this has real fire, and a boat-load of ideas. The opener, an uneasily changeable slow paced track could be a more electronic MURDER INC. lazily covering THE CURE's "Shake Dog Shake", it's core a simplistic rhythm over which red raw electronic punctuation, voice vocoded to fax signal distortion, distant choir harmony all work themselves into a very alien soundtrack which slips through it's eight plus minutes with lubricated ease. "Contour & Shape" changes the mood with a fast percussion-heavy piece similar to most music on the DOWNWARDS label - distorted, noisy, relentlessly heavy before transmuting into synth burbling against Jazz drums. "Directive-1" & "Coda" are based on flange-heavy skeletal rhythms and electronically-altered voice mutilations, transforming into a sort of early Industrial remix of KRAFTWERK style. "Montague Semantics" follows a similar, but more broken theme, before becoming an almost-Drum-n-Bass rhythm with tinkling sample-and-hold glass fragments. "Parallel Distributer Processing" breaks through fragmentary scrap of electro-detritus to be a solid drum sound setting course for the distant horizon like a less exploratory SCORN with noise flowing over the top. Simple but effective. "Directive-2" has the sleek Cyber-Lounge-Jazz feel of COIL at their best. The rhythm roils and mutates, spilling electro sparks over phasing drums while a winter-cold keyboard adds minimal tune. An entertaining, exciting track full of strange mystery. The album closes with "Schreckenskunde", combining much of the above mentioned style set against a backmask-sounding midrange bass. In a lot of ways this reminds me of CLOCK DVA circa "Final Program", even to the point of suppressed ADI NEWTON voice mixed well back into the core. This guy has been active in the field since the early Eighties, and name-drops involvement with KRAFTWERK & FRONT 242 as well as his being a BA & having a Ph.D in Information/Communications Technology.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.