Multi-instrumentalist and Composer Theodore ANNOUNCES ‘Inner Dynamics’ Album
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Theodore will be releasing cascading LP “Inner Dynamics” via United We Fly. The album was completed in May this year, recorded in a whopping number of different studios, and mastered at Soundgarden (Franz Ferdinand, Gossip) in Hamburg and was announced by renowned publication NPR Music. The Greek performer has already garnered considerable success with his previous album It Is But It’s Not which was co-produced by Clive Martin (Queen, Reef), mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Rós, Moby, M83), and performed live at the fabled Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. With nearly 2 million Youtube views, Theodore has supported Sigur Ros and DIIV at Release Festival, graced the stages of Reeperbahn Festival – where he was named Best Performance Of 2017, performed at Eurosonic Noorderslag and showcased his talents at this years SXSW Festival – where he was picked as NPR Music’s ‘SXSW 2018: Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments’. Theodore has received support from tastemaker publications such as CLASH Mag, Music Week, Tsugi, FGUK, Gaffa and Szene, and radio play from the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, while his single “Towards? (for what is to come)” is currently playlisted on renowned national radio stations NPR All Songs 24/7 Music (USA) and Flux Passport Approved (Germany).
Based in Athens, Theodore’s schooling in piano and traditional Greek folk music, lead to a professional music career in London, where he studied Music Composition in 2011. Theodore has written music for theatrical pieces such as Matina Megla’s Window, Vladan Nikolic’s film Bourek, and was commissioned to write a new score for Buster Keaton’s classic silent comedy of 1928, The Cameraman. Theodore and his band then performed the score live to the film screening, in the unforgettable setting of the Temple of Zeus in Athens, which he describes as “one of the best moments of my life.” Theodore has gained notoriety for his memorable live performances, dazzling audiences with his mesmerizing stage presence.
Fusing classical composition with electronic elements to create beautiful, atmospheric and often cinematic songs, his sound is characterized by contrasting styles. Citing influences such as Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Doors, Chatzidakis, Vagelis Papathanasiou, Nils Frahm, The National, Olafur Arnalds, Arcade Fire, Max Richter, his unique mélange of influences allow a broad scope of movement, from ethereal classical movements to driving, melancholic post-rock sections.
Theodore’s intoxicatingly gorgeous LP “Inner Dynamics”, which was recorded in only forty-five days, is an emotional whirlwind of kaleidoscopic texture; “Disorientation” begins with mystifying whispers, and a pulsating bass until Theodore’s heavy-hearted voice brings in dream-induced dramatism. The gentle yet thought provoking “Alcyone” is soaked in glimmering pianos and a composed atmosphere. “Floating” is an ethereal merging between the ocean and the sky, Theodore’s powerful, reverb-drenched vocal delivery portrays his ability to lull and immerse simultaneously before erupting into a driving post-rock sections. The album’s closer, “Fluttering” is a sincere reflection on the album as a whole; concise percussion and drum rolls sit beneath emotive pianos and synthesizer bliss until you’re left wanting – no, needing more.
Theodore comments, “For Inner Dynamics, I was trying to express my urge to connect the conscious and subconscious part of myself so I can be creative. It’s an understanding that humans are not just one thing, and they shouldn’t try to hide certain elements of their personality because society likes to put labels of who we are. It’s the different sides of my self that makes who I am.”
The LP was recorded in different studios including Clouds Hill (Hamburg), Katara Studios (Doha), Black Rock Studio (Santorini) and produced by Vagelis Moschos.
Theodore’s Upcoming Shows:
2 November: Fuzz Club, Athens [GR]
4 November: Eightball, Thessaloniki [GR] w. Jane Doe
6 November: Kino ARMATA, Pristina, Kosovo
10 November: Rock Heat, Sudwave, Arezzo [IT]
15 November: L’astral, M for Montreal, Montreal [CA]
16 November: Patro Vys, M for Montreal [CA]
23 November: Treibsand, Lübeck [DE]
24 November: Hansa48, Kiel [DE]
26 November: Die Nato, Leipzig [DE]
27 November: MTC, Köln [DE]
28 November: Musik und Frieden, Berlin [DE]
29 November: Häkken, Hamburg [DE]
30 November: Kleinkunstbühne, Bremen [DE]
1 December: Ms Loretta, Celle [DE]
6 December: Ekfrasi Theatre, Ioannina [GR]
“Inner Dynamics” LP Tracklist:
03 For a While
07 Not For You
08 Spit Blood Out
09 More Than One