Sidus

Post-rock, alt-metal music project by Spiros Olivotos influenced by God Is An Astronaut, Explosions In The Sky, Deftones and Hans Zimmer .

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Sidus is a promising experimental/progressive rock/metal band I discovered two months ago through Submithub submissions with this fantastic song, Stellar Sky, released as a single in 2020. For those who haven’t heard about the band before, Sidus is a Berlin-based post-rock instrumental one-man music project formed by bass player Spiros Olivotos, and officially making releases since 2020. The band has started their careers with a single called; Envy (2020) and released three more singles, Prototypes/Replicas (2020), Energy in Emptiness (2020), and Stellar Sky (2020). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.

Stellar Sky is a beautiful song with a super moody and dramatic feeling in general. There’s tons of creativity from the beginning to the end where every single change, detail, or decision has a meaning, taking the journey in a specific direction. You might also remember that I believe in decisions more than anything. This is where the great minds and artists make the difference, and Stellar Sky is one of those good examples. I was quite impressed and surprised by the emotion level of this instrumental song at first. This band/guy is basically singing, telling stories through his music as it has never been this clear before. The song starts with a badass Gojira-ish riff, immediately takes the listener into its world. I can sense a huge Gojira influence in their music, ideas, and instrumentation. It is also dark, melodic, and has strong emotions from the beginning to the end. Honestly, I am a big-time progressive metal, a Gojira fan, and Sidus’ music was a perfect fit for me.

Furthermore, you can clearly see that this one-mastermind-project is an advanced musician and composer who also has experience in production. I don’t think anybody who doesn’t have the necessary skills and background can write and record music like this. I can sense expertise in every step, both musical and technical, here. Stellar Sky surely is a big success with its composition, instrumentation, toning, ideas, elements, feeling, atmosphere, traffic as well as post-production. This is a very specific job, as you can also hear from the impact of the instruments. It is mostly guitar-oriented, yet you never feel like listening to guitar music. Stellar Sky has the irresistible beauty of instrumental harmony.

Thanks Spiros
Sidus - Stellar Sky Song Review - MetalheadCommunity.com
Sidus on Spotify

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Pale Dot

Pale Dot | Sidus PostRock (bandcamp.com)

‘Pale Dot’ is a reference to the photograph of planet Earth taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe. It is also a conceptual continuum of the song ‘Prototypes/Replicas’, which explores the fundamental question of nature against nurture. ‘Pale Dot’ is depicting the same existential matter from a more distant perspective, observing human behaviour and the interaction between mankind and our planet Earth from outer space.

‘Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar”, every “supreme leader”, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived thereon a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.’

― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

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released June 3, 2021
Composed by Spiros Olivotos
Produced and mixed by Spiros Olivotos
Mastered by Steve Lado
Drums recorded and edited by Nacho Gomez Miglino

Acoustic Tales

▶︎ Acoustic Tales | Sidus PostRock (bandcamp.com)

1.Envy (Acoustic Version) 03:18 video
2.Stellar Sky (Acoustic Version) 05:57 video
3.Prototypes/Replicas (Acoustic Version) 03:52 video
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“Acoustic Tales” is an EP featuring acoustic versions of three songs out of the debute EP “Seasons Reversed”.
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released March 31, 2021

Writen by Spiros Olivotos
Produced, mixed and mastered by Spiros Olivotos
Piano by Christoph Eisinger
Cello by Dalai Cellai
Drums by Nacho Gomez Miglinio
Artwork by Giannis Terzopoulos
Video editing by Ioannis Krommydas

(4) Sidus – Prototypes/Replicas (Acoustic Performance) – YouTube

Seasons Reversed

An instrumental, cinematic, post-rock, metal collection of five compositions, creates an intense though melodic and nostalgic atmosphere. Influenced by God is an Astronaut and Explosions In the Sky but also Deftones and Hans Zimmer, this E.P. combines dynamic guitars with soundtrack vibes and memorable melodies.
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released November 6, 2020

Produced, mixed and mastered by Panagiotis Katsaounis at P.K. Productions (Athens, Greece): bit.ly/2x1KD4V

Original painting by Makis Olivotos: bit.ly/2JM9f4f

Artwork design and video production by Ioannis Krommydas: bit.ly/2y0fRJq

Special thanks to Kostas Milonas for the great drum performance on the song “Seasons Reversed”: bit.ly/350Z8UL
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all rights reserved
Genre: Post-Rock, Ambient, Instrumental Artist: Sidus EP: Seasons Reversed Country: Berlin Germany Produced by Panagiotis Katsaounis. Mixed and mastered by Panagiotis Katsaounis at P.K. Productions studios, Athens, Greece: https://bit.ly/2x1KD4V Original painting by Makis Olivotos: https://bit.ly/2JM9f4f Artwork design and video production by Ioannis Krommydas: https://bit.ly/2y0fRJq Special thanks to Kostas Milonas for the great drum performance on the song “Seasons Reversed”: https://bit.ly/350Z8UL Follow Sidus Post-Pedia profile: https://bit.ly/3n1wKI4 Bandcamp: https://sidusofficial.bandcamp.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sidus.postrock/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siduspostrock/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4CNRu…

Seasons Reversed (feat. Kostas Milonas)

“One can see from space how the human race has changed the Earth. Nearly all of the available land has been cleared of forest and is now used for agriculture or urban development. The polar icecaps are shrinking and the desert areas are increasing. At night, the Earth is no longer dark, but large areas are lit up. All of this is evidence that human exploitation of the planet is reaching a critical limit. But human demands and expectations are ever-increasing. We cannot continue to pollute the atmosphere, poison the ocean and exhaust the land. There isn’t any more available.”

– Stephen Hawking

Watch the Music Video: bit.ly/3n0tdtu
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released November 6, 2020
Produced, mixed and mastered by Panagiotis Katsaounis at P.K. Productions (Athens, Greece): bit.ly/2x1KD4V
Drums by Kostas Milonas
license
all rights reserved
Provided to YouTube by DistroKid Seasons Reversed · Sidus Seasons Reversed ℗ 1968505 Records DK Released on: 2020-11-05

Envy (Remix by Drones Que Caen)

Remix version of the song “Envy” made by the talented Argentinian artist Drones Que Caen turning the song to an industrial rock soundtrack.
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released October 29, 2020
Remix: Drones Que Caen
Mixing and Mastering: Panagiotis Katsaounis at P.K. Productions Studios, Athens, Greece.
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all rights reserved

Stellar Sky

“We are made of stellar ash. Our origin and evolution have been tied to distant cosmic events. The exploration of the cosmos is a voyage of self-discovery.”

— Carl Sagan
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released July 23, 2020
Produced, mixed and mastered by Panagiotis Katsaounis at P.K. Productions (Athens, Greece): bit.ly/2x1KD4V

Energy In Emptiness

“Emptiness is full of energy. When the mind is empty there is nothing. Nothing which means not a thing created by thought. Such a mind being empty is full of energy. Then, is there something beyond energy? What is the origin of energy? No God, all this is set aside completely…”

– J. Krishnamurti

Watch the Music Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebUkreK-s2Y
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released June 26, 2020
Produced, mixed and mastered by Panagiotis Katsaounis at P.K. Productions (Athens, Greece): bit.ly/2x1KD4V

Prototypes/Replicas

Nature or nurture? Try to answer…

Official animation video: youtu.be/lClLTlDXWL8
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released May 15, 2020
Produced, mixed and mastered by Panagiotis Katsaounis at P.K. Productions (Athens, Greece): bit.ly/2x1KD4V

Envy

“I am Envy…I cannot read and therefore wish all books burned.”
― C. Marlowe

Official Visualiser video: bit.ly/2XumCgZ
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released April 3, 2020
Produced, mixed and mastered by Panagiotis Katsaounis at P.K. Productions (Athens, Greece): bit.ly/2x1KD4V

Technically, Stellar Sky has top-class standards, such as its musicality. As I said earlier, this song is a production marvel. Everything sounds clean, clear, emotional, beautiful, atmospheric, well recorded, engineered, mixed, mastered, and in great harmony. As you also know from my previous articles that I am listening to tons of new music every day. And I can easily say that Stellar Sky is probably the best sounding instrumental song I listened to for a very long time.

When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I am very impressed by SIDUS. Stellar Sky is a phenomenal song that also got a huge potential to become a soundtrack sometime in the future. I enjoyed the music, and I would like to congratulate the great mind between the curtain, Spiros Olivotos, for his beautiful job.

Please go ahead and check out the links below if you’d like to find out more about the artist/band, follow them on social media, subscribe to their channels to show your support, and not miss any upcoming releases.

Sidus – Stellar Sky Song Review | Metalhead Community | Heavy Metal Blog | Metal Music Magazine

In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates SIDUS for their inspiring job in STELLAR SKY and wishes them the very best in their future careers. Thank you for reading.

SIDUS on the WEB
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4CNRuXgqHX6TqGXqmkA2s5
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/envy-single/1511276960
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCENjwV41_KiY0Aq2NU9VSEg
Bandcamp: https://sidusofficial.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sidus.postrock/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siduspostrock/                           

Publicado por Aryon Maiden

Aficionado pela música em todos os momentos.

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