Greek electronic music legend Lena Platonos returns to Dark Entries with Balancers, an LP of previously unreleased material recorded between 1982-1985.
Athens-based Platonos has worked with the label previously to reissue her three solo LPs – Gallop, Sun Masks, and Lepidoptera – as well as to release three accompanying 12” EPs featuring modern remixes of her work. She is renowned for her forays into cutting-edge electronic experimentation as well as her striking, impressionistic poetry and lyrics, always recited in Greek.
The twelve tracks on Balancers reveal a murkier side of Lena, one draped in tenebrous washes and oneiric utterances.
Balancers was remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. Eloise Leigh designed the sleeve, which features a doubled Lena in washed-out burgundy hues, channeling the femininity and mystery of the album. Also included is an insert with lyrics in both Greek and English.
Listen to “In September” below.
‘Balancers’ is dropping October 21st and is available to pre-order on Bandcamp.
1. Salome’s Dance
2. A Cat on the Corner
4. In September
5. Now, While You Wait for Your Love
6. Sanctuary in Ionian Rhythm
7. Achilleon, Palace in Corfu
10. PLAPAL Steps
11. Rosalia Perfume
12. Russian Lament
14. Friday, 9-9-1983