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Kapia – Live Presentation of the Album Sentinel

Kapia – Live Presentation of the Album Sentinel

Kapia – also performing as Bolo Tolo & The Monasteros – will present their debut album Sentinel live, along with many more original songs. This is an album of New Romantic rock featuring elements of art-rock, post-punk and electronic music with a European feel. 10 English-speaking songs by Alexandros Ioannis Iliakis sharing a lyrical theme of spectral impressions with a guard as a central protagonist, who observes, remembers, imagines or experiences strange phenomena taking place in the territory which he guards. The album’s material was recorded almost a decade ago in Athens, Greece with A. I. Iliakis on bass and vocals, George Kintis on guitar and Alexandros Voulgaris (The Boy) on keyboards and drums. With the recording process stretching much longer than expected combined with the differing views of the musicians concerning the album’s artistic direction, the band ended up dissolving immediately after the recording was completed. It remained unreleased for many years, until the fall of 2017, when Giannis Anagnostatos (Lolek) took on the task of working on it, having previously played with A. I. Iliakis in the band Touched (2003-2004) and the duo Bolek & Lolek (2005-2007). Facing a material that was difficult to approach and chaotic, G. Anagnostatos put it in order and then honed its final artistic form as producer and orchestrator. Many of the vocals, as well as some additional instruments, were re-recorded, thus securing the link of the past with the present. With the album’s artwork, Kapia pays tribute to the great Czech artist František Kupka (1871-1957) displaying paintings from 3 different decades.

Manos Vlachos, Double bass
Stefanos Gillos, Drums
Alexandros I. Iliakis, Guitar, vocals
Alexandros Ioannis Iliakis was born on 25/5/1982 in Queens, New York, USA. His first childhood years he lived in Germany. He went to school and grew up in Greece. In 1995 he wrote his first songs by tapping a pencil on a table. In 1996 he made his first rock band as a bassist and singer, the Rubber Band, with Giorgos Kintis on the electric guitar and Antonis Kanellis on drums. They recorded a demo entitled Confirmation of Barbarity. In 2003, together with Yannis Anagnostatos and Sotiris Mpoumpouheropoulos formed Touched, who played punk rock with their main influence Nirvana. With Yannis Anagnostatos they continued as Bolek & Lolek, a duet with unpredictable musical elements, whose appearances left an impression on the audience of alternative rock music. He also lived in Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation. In 2010 he formed Moloch Merkin with Giorgos Kintis and Alexandros Voulgaris. They recorded a neo-romantic rock record that remains unreleased. In 2012 he participated, with Manos Tzanoudakis on the keyboards, at the exhibition “Spirit kneaded according to circumstances” at the Potnia Thiron modern art space – Bank of Attention. In the years 2013-2014 he collaborated with Martha Frintzila singing in Kumbara Project # 3 concerts as Alessandro Solaris, the Mysterious Guest. From the beginning of 2015 he sings in the band Vassilis Vassilatos, Tales of Percussion. He is against Surrealism. He works at a translation office.
[Biography updated on: 30/10/2017]
Maria Pelagia Perdikouri, Accordion, vocals

Performances: 2 | Duration: 180'
Friday, 10 January, 2020 @ 21:00
Friday, 6 March, 2020 @ 21:00