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Thee Koukouvaya at Performer

 

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Thee Koukouvaya at Big Takeover

Hailing from the Greek island of Crete, the mysterious duo known as Thee Koukouvaya deliver a solid electric pulse that is both compositional and danceable on their debut full-length.

This Is the Mythology of Modern Deathexplores the many modes of electronic music, from glacial ambiance to thumping dance music. “The Magnetic State” kicks things off with a dreamy cloud of krautrock drone, building to the lumbering industrial darkness of “Anacaona” before turning to tech-y old school four-on-the-floor with “Chicago Warehouse Party, 1995” and the glitching IDM of “Drunk Machine.” “40.207958, -74.041691” begins side two with a minute and a half of industrial noise, while “Phantoms in the Last Age” could be dubstep without the incessant wobble. “Prismatic Sun” successfully weaves all the aforementioned influences into five minutes, leaving “A Life in a Portolan Chart” to end it all on a relaxing, loungey note. It’s an electronic album that refuses to be pigeon-holed, but maintains a consistent mood to keep it all coherent.

Somehow, Thee Koukouvaya have bridged the gap between high-brow Berlin school aesthetics and low-end dance beats. Embrace their world and explore the endless possibilities of electronic music.

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Thee Koukouvaya at Soundscape Memoirs

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Thee Koukouvaya at Independent Clauses

If this had a video, it would go something like this: Aliens zap you up into a multi-dimensional, techno-laced, time-barren universe and then drop you back down through the atmosphere, tumbling towards Chicago, and crash you through a stained glass warehouse ceiling onto the tranced-out, upward arms of dancing strangers.

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Thee Koukouvaya at Austin Town Hall

Thee Koukouvaya is an East Coast based electronic act that will be releasing a record soon onSaint Marie Records. Composed of John O’Hara and Brian Wenckebach, the group is “from” Vilandredo, Rethymno. They are pretty well all over the place when it comes to sounds used. You pick up noise, old-school synth and drum machines and plenty of variation to stay engaged. The break leads to disarray and an eventual closing sequence that refines and punctuates the original tune. I can dig it. You can, too.

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Thee Koukouvaya at Austin Town Hall

Thee Koukouvaya is an East Coast based electronic act that will be releasing a record soon onSaint Marie Records. Composed of John O’Hara and Brian Wenckebach, the group is “from” Vilandredo, Rethymno. They are pretty well all over the place when it comes to sounds used. You pick up noise, old-school synth and drum machines and plenty of variation to stay engaged. The break leads to disarray and an eventual closing sequence that refines and punctuates the original tune. I can dig it. You can, too.

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