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The Hydra is Dimitris Papadatos' leftfield sound project. The experimentation process covers a large sound territory from techno music to kosmische and from free-form noise to atonal compositions. The main concern in this project is a juxtaposition of forms and ideas intentionally improvised, and their diffusion into a thoroughly composed outcome.


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The Hydra - ‘Scan’ new release out via Denmark’s Speaker Footage
Third and final part of a trilogy following Morals and Never Sync out via Nutty Wombat and Infinite Waves respectively.






Written, produced, mixed and performed by Dimitris Papadatos
in Athens, Paris and Berlin, 2016
Mastered at LA107

Art by Jenny Sundby

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The Hydra - ‘Studio Time’ new release out via UK's Feral Tapes.
Two side-long modular synthesizer compositions in the super limited number of 50 pro-duplicated black cassettes with double sided covers designed and letter press printed cover from Bradford's Print Project. Includes small insert.






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''A modular music that listens to itself...''
❧  The Hydra - Studio Time reviewed by Ian Forsythe
for Boston Hassle.

❧  The Hydra - Iris surfaces on Svbterranean Tapes' Diego Innaro's latest show on Rocket Radio.

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❧  The Hydra - Compensated Thinner new track out in Nutty Wombat Records ' fresh compilation
Pill Sessions.
17 tracks from different artists and styles, in an easily digestible format of 6 color palette flash memory sticks, affecting the listener in various ways.💊



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❧  The Hydra is participating with new track Hipped Knit, in Spool's Out Vol. 1: n o w > e v e r compilation, curated by Tristan Bath (The Quietus, Wire, Resonance FM) and released digitally via Berzik.



Stream / buy the full compilation here, or on Boomkat.

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❧ Danish label Phinery that released The Hydra - Soft Minerals CS earlier this year is included in Tiny Mix Tapes' Favorite Labels of 2016 list.

Sasha Frere-Jones included the compilation ''Greek Composers of Electronic Music in Sci-Fi Soundscapes'' that The Hydra is participating and did the mastering for, in his top 100 of 2016 list.

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V/A - Greek Composers of Electronic Music in Sci-Fi Soundscapes, a compilation that includes a new specially commissioned track by The Hydra - and I also mastered for tape - is released tomorrow via Man Out of a Man label on limited CS format. There will be an event to support the release, in which I will spin some records of similar references. More info here.

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Listen back to The Hydra's unreleased track Sustainable Coaxing opening Graham Dunning's Fractal Meat On a Spongy Bone show on NTS Radio.

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Aqua Spells, a new album by Raw Silver on Danish imprint Speaker Footage which I mastered a while ago is out today.

Also includes a remix by The Hydra on track 'Shark Tooth'.
 
Stream below.



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The Hydra new and unreleased track Sustainable Coaxing out today in this compilation by greek blog Against The Silence.

Stream below.



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Listen back to Kraak Helder show in Concertzender Nederland including The Secret Violence from
The Hydra - Soft Minerals tape on Phinery. 

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The Hydra live at Athens' underground hellhole Idryma 2.14 on the 3rd of June 2016 with Lucky Ringston and Bill Anagnos.


More info here

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The Hydra live at The RING | NEON & Radio Athènes @Cinema Stella, 28th of May 2016.
More info here and here.

Participating artists : ROBERT ASHLEY // PIERRE BAL-BLANC // DEXTER SINISTER // MARK LECKEY // THE HYDRA // THE SINGING HEAD // PAOLO THORSEN NAGEL // MICHALIS MOSCHOUTIS & ILAN MANOUACH

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Recording of  The Hydra live at Affinity Night on the 23rd of April 2016, an event celebrating Ben Morea's exhibition 'Quantums' in HYLE



More info here.
Some images from the night here.

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The Hydra live 23.04.2016 at HYLE for Affinity Night, an event celebrating Ben Morea's exhibition 'Quantums'

More info here.

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The Hydra - Never Sync via Infinite Waves reviewed by Guide Me Little Tape.

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The Hydra live on Saturday 12.03.2016 at Romantso, Athens.

FB event here.

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The Hydra- Voices Backtrack from Soft Minerals CS out via Phinery is featured at Morpho's dublab show from the 26th of February.

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Interview for The Formant on the occasion of The Hydra's new CS Never Sync out on Infinite Waves and full stream of the album.

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Iris, first track out of new The Hydra instalment Never Sync released on CS by Danish label Infinite Waves on the 29th of February is now streaming on the label's SC.




Pre- order here.

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Distilled out of The Hydra- Morals CS is featured in the latest podcast of Tiny Mix Tapes' Tab's Out show. Listen here or here.

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This Thursday 28th of January 2016 The Hydra live with Broshuda, Ondness and MMMOOONNNOOO at Echo Buecher for Phinery and Speaker Footage Label Night.

FB event

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Tristan Bath's glowing review for his Spool's Out column on The Quietus on The Hydra - Morals CS and The Hydra - Soft Minerals CS can be found here.

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The Hydra - Lamb Claw
out of Morals CS on Nutty Wombat Records is included in this great mix by Tristan Bath on his Spool's Out radio show on Resonance 104.4 fm.



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Pre-order and stream The Hydra - Soft Minerals CS via Phinery below.



Buy direct from the label, Juno or Beatport.

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The Hydra - Soft Minerals CS out via Phinery.
Pre-orders start tomorrow. Stay tuned.



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Check out & download The Hydra's live set especially performed for Phormix SC. Includes a previously unreleased version of The Hydra's new track ''Voices Backtrack'' included in the Soft Minerals CS to be released via Danish imprint Phinery in early 2016.



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Gutter nature and service compartments cut up in pieces.
Striving for a goodnight, gouging the names that you will google next morning.
Morals for the sake of morality and opinions mirroring possessiveness.
Not many things at stake here.
In fact nothing but the time that passes despite us.
A narrow path in ambivalence, that leads to an ocean of clarity.



The Hydra - Morals CS out via Nutty Wombat Records.

Artwork by Iris Touliatou.

Stream the album below.



Release gig event here.

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OLDER RELEASES:




Reviews by Brian Olewnick (EN) and Vinylmine (GR)



















Selected videos:

The Hydra - The Permanent Reprise out of Morals.



The Hydra - Give Me Another Universe out of On Troubleshooting.