Movement of Static is a cinematic post rock metal band based in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2016 they released Novelty Seekers.In their new album “Naegleria” which is released in 2018 they were experimented with new sounds and instruments. Their purpose is to make interactive live performances and to collaborate with various artists without labels nor limits, yet with a common purpose.Creation
Line-up / Musicians
– Moustakas Paris / guitars, samples
– Harizanis Dimitris / guitars
– Manos Fotis / bass guitar
– Harizanis Kostas / drums
1.Slowlly We Are… 06:11
2.57 084 INICIAL’ 76 16 56 79 01:21
3.The Passage 06:25
4.77 56 01 51 AGGRADACIYA 05 51 55 97 01:18
5.Mountain Of Life 06:28
7.80 516 GANOMATIT 21 23 86 25 01:19
9.93 882 NAIMINA 74 14 35 74 01:19
10.…Fading From Our Existence 07:30
The concept behind “Naegleria” is based on the journey to knowledge. From this journey you will be able to learn who you are and the reasons of your existence and how your existence interacts with the universe and nature. The whole story takes place in two parallel dimensions.
Dimension #1: Is the life that you already live.
Dimension #2: Is a surreal story about a girl who traveled a long way to find an ancient secret about the meaning of life. Every track of this album depends from the previous one and each one has its own story.
«Slowly we are…»
Represents the Genesis. The first light we see as we go out from our mother’s womb.
At this time we are entering into the two parallel dimensions.
Dimension #1: This dimension represents the path you have to choose in your life. Which way to go in order to make your own way, to make your own history.
Dimension #2: There was a story! Someone, somewhere in time had said that there is a path. A path that will lead you to an ancient mountain. In that sacred mountain you will find the greatest answer of all.
«Mountain Of Life»
Dimension #1: What for are you working every day? Why you have to lose your beloved ones? Why you have to bend down your head when you know you are right? You fall! You get up! All these difficulties and the struggle for your surviving is what Mountain of life represents.
Dimension #2: She had to climb! To cross all this wild beauty which surrounds the foothills of the mountain. She had to reach the top. Shadows stalk her day and night watching every movement ready to savage her soul in a moment of weakness. Thirty five days and nights with a few drops of water and not enough food, with the winds blowing in her mind and the mountain trying to defeat her. It was like hell .But she had to reach the top.
Dimension #1: Social media, smartphones, likes, dislikes, selfies, blogs, scrolls, thumps up, thumps down. You are losing your connection. Where, when and how your mind is going to externalize all this information you get? You have to communicate to each other. Try to feel the real emotions of the other.
Dimension #2: As she reached the top of the mountain, suddenly she found herself standing in front of an enormous gate. The walls were dressed up with an unknown script. Strange symbols were all over the place, revealing that some kind of a civilization was once lived there. An old man approached her like an entity. He was the one that will speak on behalf of the olden Gods. The one that will transfer from Them the greatest answer of all. What is the meaning of life?
Dimension #1: it is the one’s true last thought before the loss of life. It is everything that a person thinks right before he takes his last breath.
Dimension #2: She had to live it all behind, every part of her identity, everything that made her a human being. She had to become one with the universe, every aspect of herself had to be divided and united with it.
«…Fading from our existence»
At this track the two dimensions become one as the beginning is linked to the end.The circle has been completed and closed. Now, it can go on and on to the infinity. Slowly we are fading from our existence….
*The four Interludes between tracks allows time for reflection
released October 12, 2018
Mastered by Exceptional Mastering
Drums recorded at Blueberry Productions Co.
Guitars & bass recorded at π2
Mixing and arrangements by Movement of static
Cover art by Eight Designs
Special thanks to Kiki Xenidou & Fotis Dardagiannopoulos.
3.Upset Sad Karma 08:29
4.Autumn Path type IV 10:10
“To call this record an essential piece that should be heard by all instrumental rock fans would be fucking obvious in every way. Movement of Static really nailed it with this debut to show that they’re not messing around and that they have the capacity to really impress. “Novelty Seekers” is a treat in just about every single way that I can honestly recommend to anyone who simply wants a good time.”
” In four songs, Movement Of Static provides the listener with an excellent blend of post rock and ambient with some heavier passages and loads of atmosphere. Opener ‘Telomeres’ is a brilliant piece of work, dark, creepy and immersive, like Godspeed meets Deftones.”
-Merchants of Air-
“After listening to ‘Novelty Seekers’ for several times I started to think of it not as a 4-track EP but as a 4-part journey.
“If i regret anything about Movement of Static is that i heard their EP a few days after we wrote in anthem.gr an article with the best albums of 2016 by Greek artists and that’s why the “Novelty Seekers” is undoubtedly one… more
released October 9, 2016
Drums recorded @ Blueberry Productions Co.
Guitars & Bass recorded by Movement Of Static
Mixed by Movement Of Static
Mastered by Incognito M. @ Pineline music lab
Artwork by Movement Of Static
Movement of Static – Novelty Seekers
In a world where every single route of rock seems to be fleshed out all but completely, it still amazes me every single day that bands can still find a sound and therefore a niche in their respective styles. One vein that always has my interest is instrumental rock. Not sure what it is, but something about a band being able to work without vocals seems to enrapture me completely. The same goes for Movement of Static and their applause worthy debut.
I tend to find that when a band concentrates their efforts into a few tracks per record that the quality goes through the fucking roof. Movement of Static appears to agree as their first piece, “Novelty Seekers”, has only four tracks. Albeit, the record stretches to over 30 minutes in total, that doesn’t take away from the awesomeness that this piece embodies. The instrumentalism that we’re treated to with “Novelty Seekers” raise its own landscapes and weaves entrancing melodies that really pulls the listener in. That, like most pieces that are purely instrumental, allows you to simply kick back and jump downstream with the grooves and rhythms that Movement of Static effortlessly carve with their rock. And not only does “Novelty Seekers” have the catchiness and intrigue of a proper rock album, it’s also got a good crunch that comes and goes as easily as both you and the album breathes, making a truly fluid experience that is no less than seamless. That being said, Movement of Static aren’t exactly anything special or surprisingly noteworthy in comparison, but I’ll be damned if I don’t say how enjoyable “Novelty Seekers” is in the end.
To call this record an essential piece that should be heard by all instrumental rock fans would be fucking obvious in every way. Movement of Static really nailed it with this debut to show that they’re not messing around and that they have the capacity to really impress. “Novelty Seekers” is a treat in just about every single way that I can honestly recommend to anyone who simply wants a good time.
LISTEN to “Novelty Seekers” on Bandcamp here, or via YouTube below.
LIKE Movement of Static on Facebook here.
Movement of Static – Naegleria
There are so many times that I’m flipping through so many high energy records that I simply get overwhelmed by all the high octane nature of it all. It doesn’t happen incredibly often, but a brief change of pace can sometimes be just what you need as a listener and I’m no different. I started tonight drifting through some blackened death metal along with some thrash and nothing really grasped my attention so I started to drift elsewhere, and after some time I can back to the familiar act of Movement of Static who’s brand new sophomore effort was just what I needed.
I’ve always held fast to the idea that the best material to let yourself loose to and is the best stuff to really wind down to is practically anything instrumental rock as the attitude and atmosphere of it all usually allows the listener to really sit back, enjoy, and fade into a good state of mind. Movement of Static continues to seek to change that up a little bit, however, as this Greek act has learned a great deal since their flavorful debut that was but two years ago as “Naegleria” is another brilliant display of post-rock and post-metal meeting on an equal, instrumental field, but the structure and execution we see in these ten tracks are far superior. What we get with “Naegleria” is a very solid mix of rock and metal that isn’t as intense as some people might expect as the instrumental nature really allows the rock part to flourish while it’s the metal that only takes forefront in the finale, but gives the whole of the album a nice edge to the sound that Movement of Static wields expertly throughout every track. But what makes “Naegleria” such an enjoyable listen for me is how immersive and even cinematic the album feels as you listen to each track back to back with Movement of Static using atmosphere to their distinct advantage as “Naegleria” has plenty of riffs and delectable morsels to pick through that are all tastefully coated in an atmosphere that makes them all the more savory when they hit. All of that comes together to let the record progress quite nicely as it feels like a narrative unfolding before our eyes with Movement of Static having to utter a single word to heighten the experience, and that makes it all the better.
Instrumental acts have always had the distinct advantage of not having to worry about vocals in the final mixes of any material, but they have to make doubly sure that their sound is both entertaining and captivating, and Movement of Static has undoubtedly achieved that yet again with this record. “Naegleria” is easily one of the more immersive records of its kind that I’ve had the pleasure of hearing in months, and I wouldn’t be shocked if this act continued to grow and eventually blossom into something magnificent at this rate.
LISTEN to “Naegleria” on Bandcamp here.
LIKE Movement of Static on Facebook here.
Brilliant Greek post rock instrumental band, using layered textures of psychedelic, stoner, metal, progressive, and experimental on a cinematic background.
His melodies are long, well-structured, refined, creative, intense, full of twisted, noisy, precise treble, sliding riffs, a shattering bass and a guiding battery in both times.
Its cadence is smooth and growing, full of feelings that erupt in an intensity of an amazing virtuosity.
With a fabulous quality, its chords and arpeggios create rich soundscapes, full of details capable of sensitizing and delighting in its striking nuances, these performed with a masterful performance.
His two albums are pearls to be appreciated in their full magnitude of creation, which leads us to a sublime immersion in contemplation, stupendous works.