A year has passed since the release of the album “Hearts Of Gold” from Inner Ear. A year of major activity for its creator, filled with music, good reviews from Greek media, enthusiastic reports on well-known sites and blogs abroad, and many live performances in Greece. 24 year old Kid Flicks continues to divide his time creatively in music, painting and graphic design and “By Typing” I Talk “, You Don’t Talk” is the latest example of his artistic activities.
“By Typing” I Talk “, You Don’t Talk” keeps the audio and visual variegation of “Hearts Of Gold”, except that its tracks are less relaxed, more restless and more intensely emotionally charged. It sounds basically electronic, but the truth is that midi has been used sparingly and its composition consists mainly of processed and synthesized musical instruments (such as guitars, bass, percussion, steeldrum, mandolin) and sounds of the body. The variety of sounds, the majority of which are not always recognizable at first listen, works like a blurred memory like those formed when the mind does not remember well, like a movie from our childhood that we remember differently when we grow-up. The album is influenced, among other things, from the melodies of The Beach Boys and Os Mutantes, the sounds of Harry Paartch, the first album of Aphex Twin and the recent albums of Panda Bear and Ducktails.
The title “By Typing” I Talk “, You Don’t Talk” summarizes an aspect of the modern virtual reality as experienced daily through little and big, innocent and dangerous lies. The 10 tracks of the album are accompanied by a booklet, where each track is decoded through its own illustration and sketches have taken the place of liner notes and lyrics.
“By Typing” I Talk “, You Don’t Talk” is released on Inner Ear on cd, vinyl and digital album and is meant to be played as loud as the human ear can withstand.