What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.

I was always into music working as a radio producer, club dj and concert promoter. But I was never in a band. Maybe I was too antisocial, too insecure, i don’t know. So, when I realized that technology gives me the option to not need a band to do the music that I like, I started doing my own thing under the name of cinemascope. It started on 2014 with Stains of Love and now it’s time for A Crack on the Wall.

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

There have been eight years since i released my debut album. Eight years that brought a lots of personal changes, new experiences and a pandemic that besides all the tragedy that brings, it offered me some time to slow down for a while and give some time to shape the eight new songs of the brand new album “a crack on the wall”. Again, i compose the songs, write and vocalize the lyrics, and play the instruments. But, what is different here is that “A crack on the wall” has a more impressive guitar sound than Cinemascope’s previous works. Ans that’s because this time, the guitars are performed by the great Johnny Papaioannou (Background Noise Suppression, The Accureacy), one of the greatest alternative musicians in Greece. That’s the first time that someone “intrudes” on the cinemascope moniker and one of the best decisions that i ever made. Also, a wise choice was the man that made the production, the amazing Panos Tsekouras at Top Floor Studio. He made it sound much better than i could imagine.

Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?

My main influence is the Holy Trinity of new wave, The Cure, Depeche Mode and The Smiths. These are the bands that i admire the most and the bands that made me fall in love with music. I’m not sure if you can hear the Smiths or the Depeche elements on my sound but the Cure are quite obvious i guess.

In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?

There are a lot of great new bands out there and they do deserve our respect. In my opinion, what i bring is some good songwriting. I’m not much into experimenting too much with new gear and stuff, but i will spend a good amount of hours to write a good song. After this has be done, comes the great production of Panos that helped a lot to make it sound good. I guess that if you are into dark indie music, you’re gonna like what we do.

Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…

The Cure – Faith
Arcade Fire – Funeral
The Chameleons – Script of the Bridge

Wings of desire – Wim Wenders
La vita e bella – Roberto Benigni
Psycho – Alfred Hitchcock

Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

I can not really tell since i’ve never performed live so i’m not able to compare. But, hopefully this will change soon. Ask me again in about a year or something.

Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?

When i uploaded my first song “never understand” on Youtube at the start of the 10’s there were some hate comments from a Russian band that i don’t remember their name claiming that i copied one song of theirs. It was a song that was not uploaded anywhere and they were only playing it live until then… so, their point of view was that i was on a concert of them in Russia and heard the song and loved it so much that i remembered it – or recorded it – and copied it afterwards? Ok mate, take it slow!
After a few months they uploaded their song, i listened to it and you know what? Yeah, i must admit it sounds quite similar.

Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?

I think that the most unique song of my new album is the closing track, Let me be Angel. My dj career usually leads me in a dance oriented approach of my post punk / darkwave elements but on this one, i think that i managed to write a very dark, atmospheric and doom song that i’m quite proud of.

Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?

Another album in less than 8 years would be a good start i guess. And a live show during 2022 is something that would be nice.

Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…

Are you gonna ever perform live?

This is the question that most of the people that like our music ask me the most. Well, having spent all my life without doing any live shows at all is quite hard for me to leave my comfort zone and give it a try. But this time, there are some great musicians that we are working together right now and i’m quite optimistic that we gonna make it soon!

Photo Credits: Stella Mouzi

Curated by: Christos Doukakis

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