What does it sound like?:
This is a new artist to me, and I suspect to most readers.
Theodore is a Greek multi-instrumentalist, and in the past has concentrated in the main on film and theatrical scores, achieving a great deal of success in his native country.
This is his debut album, a mix of orchestral music, electronica and rock.
He plays keyboards and guitar, while his band fill out the sound with more convential rock stylings – oh, and there’s a string section thrown into the mix for good measure.
The obvious comparison is to someone like Vangelis, but there are obvious influences of Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Tangerine Dream and Sigur Ros here too.
Overall, the longer pieces are the most successful – check out Are We There Yet, Spiral and Eclipse for example – but the strongest piece here is probably the relatively more concise Do You Know How To Fall.
What does it all *mean*?
It will be interesting to see if this undoubtedly talented musician can yet achieve the exposure needed to break through to a larger audience – he certainly deserves to be more widely heard.
Goes well with…
A lazy evening chilling.
Might suit people who like…
Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Sigur Ros, Rick Wright’s work on Floyd’s early seventies albums.