“Marios Joannou Elia has enhanced his reputation as a composer with idiosyncratic sound worlds”
Welt am Sonntag
This collaborative project with Nick Elia is focused on analogue synths and organized noise (generated from a modular system as well as by processing location recordings). It involves a lot of experimentation from a production and technical perspective as well as a level of improvisation.
Amongst the rare synths used for this project are Jupiter-8, ARP2600, Odyssey, OB-Xa, SH-7, EMS Synthi AKS, Prophet 6, Prophet T8, Memorymoog Plus, Voyager, Source, Korg MS-20, OSCar and TB303. Furthermore, the Chorus Echo SRE-555 has been used intensively, even for sound effects, without input signals, by turning the intensity control to maximum and allowing the unit to self-regenerate. Another unit that has been favoured for its sonic properties and character is the H3000, where its parameters were intensively modulated during the recording stages. After editing the material, the next step is to create reverb acoustically (for selected elements) through a series of reverb chambers. More to come soon.