Back on Track #14 ~ Sowing Scorn

Sowing Scorn, our post punk anthem was referred to as ‘An Anarchic Lullaby‘ by Marios. It’s a good that one, I would say it’s our ‘Not to Touch the Earth‘, or our ‘I Wanna be Your Dog‘. It was written in a time of inner struggle and in search for the light… I remember me…

Back on Track #7 ~ A Void

A Void is one of the old songs that were pilled up for ages… Funnily enough my main influences for the song were quite thrash-metal from my wild young youth… And it’s a celebration of loss and affliction… At some point I tried to rewrite the lyrics in a lipogrammatic fashion like Georges Perec‘s novel…

Phase Back on Track #5 ~ Ibidem

So here’s another favourite! What came to be our most spiritual work… If I can brag about something is having a good ear for music and being a sufficient artistic director… I remember talking with Alex while he was subtly strumming a guitar and I stopped the conversation when I heard something interesting and urged him to…

Phase Back on Track #9 ~ Static

Now that’s a favourite one… Static was finished right before our second gig ever where it debuted as well… There are two kinds of songs for us the ones we first play live and then we record, and the ones we are recording beforehand. Static is a living example of the first instance, it being…

Phase Back on Track #4 ~ Transcendence

Transcendence was created, out of the first bunch of ideas I’ve been hoarding; and for a while, there was just the first progression standing there along with the first verse… Touching ground, held by an unseen bound / for western star drags me way to far / to find you my love, to build a connection…

Phase Back on Track #15 ~ Amethyst

The main riff to Amethyst came into being during an evening we’ve been staying in a friend’s house with another mate of ours, chilling while the exam period was on for the course we’ve been all attending at the time (all three of us dropped out of, but that’s another story). I was digging my mate’s guitar…

Phase Back on Track #2 ~ Perdition

The very first song we finished, the first to rehearse and the first to play live. The most discussed one and the most characteristic of our fairly unique style. Just not to be repeated: ”Back in 2004, when I tried to form the band with my good friend Chris Gioldasis and decided to write new…

Phase Back on Track #20 ~ Birthday Song

It all started an evening I was hanging out with the Saint on his folks’ basement where we used to play and I told him about an idea I’ve been having for a while, writing a Birthday Song that would be more like the introspective kind of thing more than anything and he came up…

Chris Tsantalis’ Review on the Wait – Poetry and Psychedelia

I like Phase and the most prominent reason is that they are inquiring minds… I couldn’t expect anything less from some restive spirits, and the Wait is what should have come to engrave them in my conscience! How would you like if David Bowie was in a chareem jamming along with The Tea Party? How would…

Dave Wolff’s Review of the Wait

The latest in a long line of independently recorded and released recordings by this experimental band from Greece. If this is your first exposure to Phase you might find it difficult to believe they have this much staying power sans label backing. But they’ve managed to remain consistent releasing material and keeping it fresh and inventive…