Back on Track #2 ~ The Smile

I can’t think of a better way to kick off an album other than a bit of good ol’ Blake can you? I was always fascinated by his artistic spirit and have spent hours and hours in TATE gallery looking at his artwork. I remember doing the vocals in my grandmother’s house. The two lines…

Interview to Daily Metal

  Phase? As far as I know, your started from cooperation with Microsoft as your debut. What was this cooperation about and what was the result?   Microsoft was running this campaign when we were starting off recording as a band and we thought we’d go for it so we secure the name ‘Phase‘ that…

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 piece… If I can brag about something is having a good ear for music and being a descent artistic director… I remember the exact point I had to stop a conversation with Alex while we were strumming our guitars upon hearing something interesting and save it…

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…