Whatever that sound was that was coming from the records, it returns now back into the record. “Fullness of Harmony” presents the sound work of Panos Charalambous, collector-artist, born in 1956 in Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece.
This very limited edition presents a document of performances where he takes up the task of DJing with vinyl and shellac records, performances that see him intensely involved with the “exhumation” of voices and memories hidden within the grooves of records. In his work, Charalambous uses unorthodox tools such as agave leaves, rose thorns and an eagle’s nail to pick up the sounds from the records, in a symbolic but also immediate effort to come to a more direct contact with the songs and tales contained within. The materials he mines range from raw folk voices to elaborate arias, with the geographical location and histories of the Balkan peninsula being the sole reference point that brings them together. In the raw vibration that carries through his earthly cartridges, Charalambous dreams up the spirit of the land, traveling through the tumultuous history of the 20th century in its ghostly dance.
This recording was captured in the summer of 2014 and is presented in a limited edition of 120 copies, with hand-stamped labels.
Recorded by Kostas Mpageorgos
Mastered by Themistoklis Pantelopoulos
Cover photograph by Panayotis Panopoulos
Layout by Point Blank