Olowex “Discode” EP

Holeg Spies (French musician specialized in movie soundtracks) and electronic music producer Yannis Kamarinos joined forces and ideas in order to create cinematic music under the name OLOWEX, with the help of Thierry Jones (BAD LOSERS, The JONES.) Spies and Jones previously worked together in electro-industrial project KORE KOSMOU. The main track of this EP, “Discode” sounds quite 80s synthpop, and could have been featured in the soundtrack of Luc Besson’s 1985 movie Subway, but it’s actually part of the soundtrack of the French-American film Selling Isobel (awarded best independent movie at London Raindance Festival in 2016.) You’ll find four different versions of “Discode” with various moods on this EP : Extended, radio edit, Sierra remix, and Superfunk Antheme mix. No need to say you’ll have “Discode” stuck in your head for the rest of the day after that!… The other song on here, “Beautiful Ones” is a relaxing ambiant electronica track with female vocals, by Icelandic singer Disa.
It will be interesting to see how this new project evolves after this promising debut EP (available on vinyl – 100 copies limited edition.) /Laurent C.

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Kore Kosmou “S/T”

KoreKosmouKORE KOSMOU is the project of Holeg Spies (French film/arts producer/composer), singer/song writer Ariel Electron, and ex-BAD LOSERS guitarist Thierry Jones (now in The JONES.) This album is all about experimenting with different atmospheres/moods, a bit like a movie soundtrack, and this is all reinforced by various special guests such as Jon Klein (SPECIMEN, SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES), East Bay Ray (DEAD KENNEDYS), and Patrick Savage (ROYAL PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA.) You’ll get some ambient/electronica (“Stolen Light”, “Eternal Return”, “We Create Reality”), and trip-hop (“Dream Agent”, “Abracadabra”) wrapped up with mysticism and indian references (“Cherokee Witch.”)
The mix of all these influences brings us some great moments, like the uncategorizable” Children Of The Stars” (the remix version definitely sounds like a movie soundtrack) or the electro-industrial dance hit “Ride.” Cosmic cinematic!/Laurent C.

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