Doric is the solo, side-project of Stathis Leontiadis, mostly known as the one half of the Human Puppets, as well as the Exetix and Plexiglas. Doric is intrigued by the all analogue mentality of the late 70’s-early 80’s music field and passionately committed to vintage synths and machines, creating a very distinctive and specific sound result.
25 March at Boiler stage and it was the second time for me watching Doric live. Another live performance with exclusive use of analogue electronics and drum machines .So without any laptops at all, the sound was being built on stage, just like the early 80's electronic scene. Minimal synth sounds in high tempo, danceable rythms and deep male vocals drawing on melancholic synthscapes and early eighties coldwave. Doric played songs from the 2 albums- a great performance.
The highlight of the show was the participation in 3 tracks (c.l.a , the maze , poets land) of a special female voice- Valisia Odell (Phoenix catscratch, Strawberry Pills, Father Breath). The rhythmic and dark analogue sounds combined with the 80’s cold voice of Valisia and her flawless stage presence immediately took off the live and gave us a good example of what we could expect on an album in the future as a duo. Personal favourite of the show the track 'c.l.a'. In conclusion, a great show by two of the most talented mucicians in Greek underground scene.
photos-videos by Marilia Fotopoulou
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