Listen To This Mix Full Of Underground ‘80s Synth-Pop And Minimal Wave From Greece
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Listen To This Mix Full Of Underground ‘80s Synth-Pop And Minimal Wave From Greece

Lena Platonos

Discover tracks by Lena Platonos (pictured), In Trance 95, Chris Snake and more.

Greece is not the first country you would usually associate with the minimal wave explosion across Europe and North America in the ’80s. Nations like Belgium, France and Italy — let alone places like the UK and Germany — tend to be more strongly associated with the compressed and sombre synth aesthetics of minimal wave than this sunny Mediterranean country.

Nevertheless, as any dedicated record digger will no doubt tell you: there are plenty of obscure gems to be found in any country if you’re dedicated enough. This certainly goes for the mix below from Jillian Strong, who has compiled a mix of Greek minimal wave between the years of 1982 and 1988.

Featuring the likes of Lena Platonos alongside a slew of smaller names, you’re bound to get your necessary fix of angular synth arpeggios, tape hiss and snappy drum machines. Listen to it in full above and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. THE HANDS OF CAIN – IN A DARK CELL
2. LENA PLATONOS – KI AKOUME S AGAPO
3. IN TRANCE 95 – BRAZILIA
4. CHRIS SNAKE – LIFE SO FRAGILE
5. PROXIES – PHOTOCOLLAGE
6. VILLA 21 – MY LAST CHANCE
7. THE REPORTERS – COMPUTER WORLD
8. FADE – NO TRUST
9. NOT ONLY BONES – I’M AN EMPTY DREAM’S KEEPER
10. PLASTIC DOLLS – DON’T FORGET ME
11. ALIVE SHE DIED – YOUTH
12. Χωρίς Περιδέραιο – Άνωση

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