The artwork of Space Blanket’s LP “ΚΑΛΕΜΙ” (Kalémi) is inspired by “Superstudio”, an Italian architecture collective, which was a major part of the Radical architecture movement of the late 1960s. Some 30 years ago, Superstudio proposed a gridded superstructure that would wrap around the world. Eventually, “this structure, Il Monumento Continuo, would cover the entire surface of the planet, leaving the Earth as featureless as the smoothest desert, or, more to the point, as a wilfully low-brow, suburban-style western city.
Borrowing this approach, Jola 818 & G.Vic from Untitled-1 made an entirely aspirational mega-structure of similar shape to match the sound-scape of Space Blanket and suggest a different planet altogether, where apes are coming out of their caves, riding all the big waves, feeding the hunger with pain, praying in silence. Whether a comment on our way of living or simply a product of fantasy it’s a solid attempt to express what “Kalemi” sonically stands for. Ιnspired by the idea, Space Blanket produced a series of 3D renders.
Cat. No.: UNT 2
Artist: Space Blanket
Format: 12″, 33rpm
Space Blanket present their first LP titled “ΚΑΛΕΜΙ” (Kalémi) chisel in Greek. The album consists of 8 tracks written and produced in Athens, Greece during a period of two years, and is published by Untitled-1. With an affection for throbbing, single-note bass lines played on analog synthesizers and arpeggiated lead lines inspired by the 80’s era, Space Blanket tried to create a unified stylistic statement that holds comments on what has been at the forefront of their lives the past few years. From climbing big rockfaces to flying high with a paraglider, from the political instability in Greece to major contradictions and inequalities people have to still deal with, it’s all there in the form of multiplexed sound waves and mathematics. With the invaluable contribution of Johny Tercu (Kooba Tercu) on vocals, Space Blanket present you “KAΛΕΜΙ”.
TRACKLIST: Side A 1. Intro 2. Runner 3. Old People 4. New People
Side B 1. Doggy 2. The Promised Land 3. Terrestrial 4. Fountain
Composed & produced by Space Blanket.
Mixed at Unreal studios by Alex Ketenjian & Space Blanket.
Mastered at Sweetspot studios by Yiannis Christodoulatos
Artwork by Jola 818 & G.Vic from Bend Design.
Welcome to our redesigned website. Feel free to poke around, stream our music, and sign up for our newsletter. Our debut LP “ΚΑΛΕΜΙ” (Κalémi) is out and available to order in 12″ vinyl from Untitled-1. You can also buy it in digital form from our bandcamp page or any of the major retail shops we are affiliated with (e.g. itunes, google play, amazon and many more). Our music is also available on Spotify should you want to stream it or follow us. Your support and appreciation means a lot to us while it can fuel our next project, so please do buy our music. For those who can’t afford buying our music, we’ve made it easy to listen to either here in our official website or via bandcamp and soundcloud. While promoting our new album & setting up new gigs for 2016 we’ve been working on some new exciting applications to utilize on our upcoming shows, so we got some more exciting news coming down the pipeline soon. See you soon and do keep an eye on this URL. The blanket is up to something y’all.
Space Blanket are really happy to announce that are now part of Untitled-1, an independent publishing group based in Athens focusing on short run vinyl, tape, art book and print release. Space Blanket’s upcoming debut vinyl LP will be produced by the super talented people from Untitled-1 who will also design the artwork of the album.
Video Projection Mapping is an exciting new projection technique that can turn almost any surface into a dynamic video display. Specialized software is used to warp and mask the projected image to make it fit perfectly on irregularly shaped screens. When done right, the end result is a dynamic projection installation that transcends ordinary video projection.
Biscuit & Abdul, aka Space Blanket & director Christos Stavrou from Premiummedia joined forces to design and produce a 3D model upon which, visual projections were mapped and triggered in real time by the duos’ musical performance. This technique was utilized Space Blanket’s Cosmic EP release concert held at Bios Exploring Urban Culture in March 2012. It took 2 months to realize and involved several testing and simulating sessions. The end result was breathtaking and the show was the first of it’s kind to have taken place in Athens, Greece.