first series of musical encounters with other individuals in Thessaloniki, Greece.
music by moody alien and
*Angelos Bournas: el. guitar on #1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11. also played the bass on #3.
*Phut: electric guitar on #1, 2, 3, 8 and 12.
*Evi La: acoustic guitar on #4.
*Kostas Tsoumanis: electric guitar on #5 and 9.
*Aris Tegos: bowzouki on #6, baritone electric guitar on #7, acoustic guitar on #11. also played the bass on #7.
*Eva Matsigou: flute on #5, 8 and 11.
*Mimis K.: drums on #7.
concept, mixing, artwork & production by moody alien.
released October 25, 2012.
"[...] no evil features seven guest stars, mostly from the planet Guitar, although one hails from Bowzouki and another from Flute, enjoying elliptical orbits in the same galaxy. The five guitarists are responsible for the smoothing of tone; despite the fact that there are so many of them, their contributions enable the album to flow evenly, which was not the case on in the dark, an album whose eclecticism represented a different sort of appeal. As befits its title, no evil is benign, rock with touches of jazz, not dark enough for the alleys but fitting for the streets.
The head is already nodding to the beat on “a rideout”, a fine introduction which features playful interplay between bass and bells. The drums shift speaker-to-speaker, with a light bit of tap dancing in the background. These stereo effects continue throughout the album, which has been notably well-mastered. By increasing the complexity of his arrangements, the artist has made great strides over the past few months. [...]"
Richard Allen for A Closer Listen
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"[...] current work with a plethora of guest Thessaloniki musicians, such as Angelos Bournas (electric guitar), Aris Tegos (bouzouki, baritone electric guitar), Kostas Tsoumanis (electric guitar) and Eva Matsigou (flute). It's a lot of jazz, also post rock, sometimes cinematic a´la Lynch and Badalamenti, here minimalist and contemporary (frequent preparation of instruments)."
Jan Hocek for JazzPort.cz