KAMP:CLAIRVOYANCE is the band's second album, two years after releasing KAMP:REAPPEAR. Following up with the alternative-rock-based style and attitude, and a renewed line-up, this album moves quite away from the starting point.
Unlike its predecessor, KAMP:CLAIRVOYANCE is not a concept album anymore; being faithful to the all-time songwriting base, this album differs in many ways.
Music swindles through many composition and arrangement sub-styles, ranging from the commercial two-minute alternative rock songs, to prolific industry rock attitude with mediterranean oriental drives, stops by a bit to a funk-based attitude, then swaps back to progressive touches, only to move on to a singer-songwriter interlude, then come back to a 70's felt 12/8s ballad, some 90's mainstream pop-rock melodic ballad, then to a pop-rock-funk mixture.
But music could not be availed without the different lyrics' approach. Main composer and lyricist John Kampouropoulos has been going "one step beyond", on one hand being tethered to the familiar foggy-to-straight-forward writing style, and on the other, experimenting with songs about reality and the world. KAMP pay their respect to world's scientific pioneer Galileo; another song is influenced by their 6-years long financially collapsing country, Greece, and another about the refugees' issues - a matter that still shakes the Greeks and the EU.
Last but not least, CLAIRVOYANCE deals with yet another style choice. All recordings had been done using the 70's-influenced full analog stereo techniques and combined analog outboard with digital stereo mixing and mastering.
All recordings took place in Athens, Greece, during the first half of the year 2016.
released August 25, 2016
John Kampouropoulos: vocals
Nick Koutsopodiotis: electric guitar
Michael Evdemon: bass
Antonis Dounias: drums
Lyrics and music by John Kampouropoulos
Arrangement and additional composition by John Kampouropoulos, Nick Koutsopodiotis, Michael Evdemon, Antonis Dounias.
Produced by John Kampouropoulos
Co-Producer on "Faith": Panagiotis Paraskevaidis
Recorded and mixed in AUX studios Athens, 17, Zoodochou Pigis Str.
Sound Recordist: Panagiotis Paraskevaidis
Mixing: Panagiotis Paraskevaidis
Mixing Supervisor: John Kampouropoulos
Mastering: Nassos Nomikos for VU Productions, 108, Mitroou Str., Piraeus, Greece.
Artwork by Loft D'Art - Chris Pakiotis
Artwork photos by Afrodite Houlaki
Additional musicians (per track) :
John Kampouropoulos - percussions on tracks #2, #4, #13, #14, acoustic guitars on track #12, all backing vocals.
Antonis Dounias - drum extras on tracks #6, #12, #13.
Nick Koutsopodiotis: acoustic guitars on tracks #8, #12, #13.
Panagiotis Paraskevaidis - percussions on track #6.
Virginia Fragoulatzi - lead and backing vocals on track #13.
Chris "The Spaniard".
*All recordings were done using a retro-70's full analog stereo recording techniques. Audio equipment includes a DYNAMix 3000 audio board, and Focusrite outboard compressors.
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