Artist → Larry Gus

Inspired by the rural environment of his hometown, multi-instumentalist, singer and producer Panagiotis Melidis (born in Veria, Imathia, Greece) started to write music as Larry Gus* in 2006, soon after the early demise of his previous band Ginger (a bass and drums duo with a sound adjacent to the early 00s Providence scene, paired with HipHop overtones). Initially he spent some time composing production music, and later on he got his name due to some intense and chaotic live performances. What he kept from his first band were the primitive aesthetics of groove based music, along with an obsession for late 60’s / early 70’s free-jazz. But he went on and combined them with sample-based ethics and crystal clear psychedelic pop melodies, all merged into an infinitely dense amount of layers and polyrhythms. His first album proper, Stitches was released in 2009 for Greek HipHop label Cast-A-Blast and soon after that he resided for a year at the Music Technology Group in Barcelona (Reactable, Freesound) as an intern and postgraduate student. Then he relocated back to Veria to work on his next project, Years Not Living, an album directly inspired by Georges Perec’s 1978 book Life: A Users Manual and Lucio Battisti’s 1974 album Anima Latina. The YNL sessions had 85 songs as a result, and the whole process, set amidst financial crisis’ Greece was documented and will be part of the feature film My Friend Larry Gus (directed by Vasilis Katsoupis), to be released in 2013. Meanwhile, among many remixes, he also put out the mini-album 24 Beats (July ‘11) on the Lefse Records imprint, Waaga. Most recently, he released Silent Congas via DFA Records, a 9 song taster of the YNL material, with the actual Years Not Living LP coming up early 2013 on DFA. So far he has performed at various venues around the world, and has also participated at the 2nd Athens Biennial and 2nd Nuit Blanche à Metz. Panagiotis currently lives and works in Milano, Italy, still carrying certain obsessions with Jorge Luis Borges, Georges Perec, Lucio Battisti, Woody Allen and Otis Jackson Jr. *larry gus = λάρυγγας (larigas): greek for larynx
Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Bookworms Remix) Split 12"
Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Bookworms Remix) Split 12"
Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Bookworms Remix) Split 12"
Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Bookworms Remix) Split 12"

Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Bookworms Remix) Split 12"

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Limited edition of 500 blue label hand-stamped singles featuring two wildly left-field remixes of two wildly left-field DFA artists. MP3s will arrive when these tracks are released digitally, at some point in the future.
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Eric Copeland - Remixes (Panda Bear, Larry Gus, Fhloston Paradigm, Anthony Naples)
Eric Copeland - Remixes (Panda Bear, Larry Gus, Fhloston Paradigm, Anthony Naples)

Eric Copeland - Remixes (Panda Bear, Larry Gus, Fhloston Paradigm, Anthony Naples)

$10.99

Limited editon of 1000 hand-stamped and numbered copies, assembled at DFA in NYC. 

DFA is proud to release a long-gestating 12” single of wild interprations of Eric Copeland’s 2013 album “Joke In The Hole”. The Black Dice member received universal acclaim for the record, “Fringe though Copeland may be, this album is a serious coup for DFA—he walks the line between complete nuttiness and outright accessibility, and ends up with one of his best records to date.” (XLR8R) Starting us off is Panda Bear, who adds his trademark falsetto vocals and shuffling percussion, sweetening Eric’s black coffee beats. DFA’s own sonic collagist Larry Gus blends Eric’s mumbled vocals with bright percussion and a vocoded male choir, among many other audio dalliances. Meanwhile, Hyperdub’s Fhloston Paradigm (AKA King Britt) takes aim with his laser cannons, firing volleys at unrelenting waves of marching alien armies, before being swallowed up in a solar flare. Finally, Anthony Naples (Text Records, Trilogy Tapes) brings it back to the club with snaps, claps, and hi-hats, but it sounds like you left ‘em out in the rear window of your car on a sunny day. You know what we mean. 

Tracklisting:

  1. Cheap Treat (Panda Bear Version)
  2. Grapes (Larry Gus Remix)
  3. Cheap Treat (Fhloston Paradigm Remix)
  4. Bobby Strong (Anthony Naples Remix)

 

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Larry Gus - Silent Congas
Larry Gus - Silent Congas

Larry Gus - Silent Congas

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Larry Gus' DFA debut. Really cheap. I mean, do we really need to tell you anything else? 

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Larry Gus - Silent Congas (Remixes)
Larry Gus - Silent Congas (Remixes)

Larry Gus - Silent Congas (Remixes)

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The tribal glitches of Larry Gus’ 2012 full-length Silent Congas find new life in this pair of remixes, from Hana and Hello Skinny. Gus’ peculiar aural language and sampladelia makes for pleasantly askew structures, with “Figueroa Islands” leaving gaps of space percolating expectantly over the two-note synth foundation and vocals delayed into gobbledygook. Hello Skinny tosses in squalls of chuckling over the tubular propulsion, with belching fuzz leaving plenty of dust on the staircases of baroque scales.

Tracklisting:

  1. Figueroa Islands (Hana Remix)
  2. Her Arm Held High (Hello Skinny Remix)
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Larry Gus - The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep) Remixes
Larry Gus - The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep) Remixes

Larry Gus - The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep) Remixes

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We have two rad remixes of standout "Years Not Living" track The Night Patrols - Stones Throw vet James Pants makes it into a dancefloor banger and Bookworms makes it really weird.

Tracklisting:

  1. The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep)
  2. The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep) [James Pants Remix]
  3. The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep) [Bookworms Remix]
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Larry Gus - With All Your Eyes Look (Remixes)
Larry Gus - With All Your Eyes Look (Remixes)

Larry Gus - With All Your Eyes Look (Remixes)

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Larry Gus releases another single from his DFA debut LP “Years Not Living”. This time it is the album’s  lead-off track, entitled “With All Your Eyes Look”. 

There are 3 remixes as well as a gorgeous  If approaching the song from it’s literary roots and inspiration (Georges Perec’s “Life: A User’s Manual”) is all too much, the post modern take on straight up driving urgent & dramatic psychedelic rock music should be just sufficient. The song is a perfect summation of all the talents that make Larry Gus such a unique talent. The mathematical layering of musical elements both grandiose and minuscule combine to make one of the most engaging singles of the summer.

The single has been remixed by three quite diverse artists and producers: Cut Hands (William Bennett of White House fame), Black Deer (aka Willie Burns) & Tuff Sherm (aka Dro Carey). All tracks lean on the percussive and manic syncopations of the original track but spin it out into very unique and surprising directions.

Tracklisting:

  1. With All Your Eyes Look
  2. With All Your Eyes Look (Tuff Sherm Remix)
  3. With All Your Eyes Look (Black Deer Remix)
  4. With All Your Eyes Look (Cut Hands Remix)
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Larry Gus - Years Not Living
Larry Gus - Years Not Living

Larry Gus - Years Not Living

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CD and Digital shipping early next week - stay tuned for commercial vinyl, available late September.

Inspired by the rural environment of his hometown of Veria, Greece, multi-instrumentalist / singer / producer Panagiotis Melidis started writing music as Larry Gus (from the Greek larigas, or larynx) in 2006, soon after the early demise of his previous band Ginger (a bass and drums duo with a sound similar to the early-’00s Providence scene, paired with hip hop overtones).

Melidis initially composed production music, and later on earned a reputation for intense and chaotic live performances. He retained Ginger’s primitive aesthetics of groove based music, along with an obsession for late-’60s / early-’70s free jazz, and combined them with sample-based techniques and crystal-clear psychedelic pop melodies, all merged into infinitely dense layers and polyrhythms.

Stitches, his first proper full-length, was released in 2009 for Greek hip hop label Cast-A-Blast, and Melidis began a yearlong residency at the Music Technology Group in Barcelona as an intern and postgraduate student. He then returned back to Veria to work on his next project, Years Not Living, an album inspired by Georges Perec’s 1978 book Life: A Users Manual and Lucio Battisti’s 1974 album Anima Latina. The sessions yielded a staggering 85 songs, and the entire process, set amidst Greece’s financial crisis, was documented and will be part of the feature film My Friend Larry Gus (directed by Vasilis Katsoupis), to be released in 2013.

Pared down to ten tracks, Years Not Living incorporates a wealth of diverse styles, ranging from ’60s / ’70s psychedelia and pop to hip hop and more.

Tracklisting:

  1. With All Your Eyes Look
  2. The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep)
  3. Taxonomies
  4. The Sun Plagues
  5. The Eternal and the Ephemeral
  6. Merely Today
  7. Pericles
  8. In Violet Ink (Misprints)
  9. The Percival Seascapes
  10. Paths Laid Down
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Larry Gus - Years Not Living (Digital)
Larry Gus - Years Not Living (Digital)

Larry Gus - Years Not Living (Digital)

$7.99

Inspired by the rural environment of his hometown of Veria, Greece, multi-instrumentalist / singer / producer Panagiotis Melidis started writing music as Larry Gus (from the Greek larigas, or larynx) in 2006, soon after the early demise of his previous band Ginger (a bass and drums duo with a sound similar to the early-’00s Providence scene, paired with hip hop overtones).

Melidis initially composed production music, and later on earned a reputation for intense and chaotic live performances. He retained Ginger’s primitive aesthetics of groove based music, along with an obsession for late-’60s / early-’70s free jazz, and combined them with sample-based techniques and crystal-clear psychedelic pop melodies, all merged into infinitely dense layers and polyrhythms.

Stitches, his first proper full-length, was released in 2009 for Greek hip hop label Cast-A-Blast, and Melidis began a yearlong residency at the Music Technology Group in Barcelona as an intern and postgraduate student. He then returned back to Veria to work on his next project, Years Not Living, an album inspired by Georges Perec’s 1978 book Life: A Users Manual and Lucio Battisti’s 1974 album Anima Latina. The sessions yielded a staggering 85 songs, and the entire process, set amidst Greece’s financial crisis, was documented and will be part of the feature film My Friend Larry Gus (directed by Vasilis Katsoupis), to be released in 2013.

Pared down to ten tracks, Years Not Living incorporates a wealth of diverse styles, ranging from ’60s / ’70s psychedelia and pop to hip hop and more.

Tracklisting:

  1. With All Your Eyes Look
  2. The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep)
  3. Taxonomies
  4. The Sun Plagues
  5. The Eternal and the Ephemeral
  6. Merely Today
  7. Pericles
  8. In Violet Ink (Misprints)
  9. The Percival Seascapes
  10. Paths Laid Down
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