Week of March 18, 2007


Stavros Logarides - bass, vocals, acoustic guitar
Aris Tasoulis - organ, piano, VCS 3
Giorgos Tsoupakis - drums
Dimis Papachristou - guitars
John Papadopoulos – organ

Akritas - 1973 Polydor 2421 031
CD: Walhalla WH90381, 2006

Stavros Logarides had recorded two albums with Poll while Tasoulis had previously played in Despina Glezou's backing group. Nothing of their past can be compared to Akritas. Their album is among the top 3 from Greece, a tremendous concoction of complex progressive rock, forming a concept album of the same grandeur as Aphrodite's Child's “666” and De De Lind's “Io Non So Da Dove Vengo”. This is music of great ambition with myriads of changes in rhythms and textures much like the best works of Gentle Giant, Frank Zappa and Emerson Lake & Palmer.

Taken from Scented Gardens of the Mind - A guide to the Golden Era of Progressive Rock (1968-1980) in more than 20 European Countries, by Dag Erik Asbjørnsen, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-12-2

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