The first time I heard them was back in 2012, as the support act of Death In Vegas’ live show in my hometown, Thessaloniki. They were standing on stage behind their laptops and other electronic devices and I must confess that they sounded quite interesting.
I met them a couple of years later interviewing them for Mic Music Portal, and I admit that they were nice guys as well. Tendts come from the wonderful island of Crete, but their members live between the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki. They are two brothers who record and produce music usually in their room, when they don’t fight with each other.
The duo makes the kind of hybridized dance music that fans of the beloved Four Tet, Caribou or Kiasmos would probably adore. From the first seconds of their new album, it’s clear that “Cheap Poetry” is gonna be a lovely melodious trip full of delicate sounds, warm melodies and nostalgia.
Their nine dreamy compositions create a smooth amalgam of electronica, post-dubstep, minimal techno and even psychedelic-rock, showing the ability of the duo to externalize their influences. Smart beats, grainy synths and sweet guitar riffs are combined, and the final result is one of the finest records you will probably hear this year from Greece.
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