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Awake & Gallo is a band of two from Greece. It was founded in 2009. Behind Awake is John Dimoulas who took his name from the title of a poem he wrote, before the bands foundation. Gallo took his name after the song titled Hallogallo, which can be found in the debut of krautrock legends, Neu! Behind Gallo is Sakis Kasolis. The band, until now, has recorded two albums, In Search Of The Universal Truth in 2010 and Ultra Violence World in 2011. Both albums are under no label and Awake & Gallo have played in front of audience with the help of Lazaros Filis, who "runs" a one man band named Bodies Floating Down The Muddy River. Before the bands foundation Dimoulas has made three recording efforts resulting in three personal albums, a little "amateurishly mixed" but with styles ranging from progressive rock to psychedelic rock and ambient. On the other hand, Kasolis has played in multiple bands and has performed some series of live shows experimenting with different styles. A musician who travels with the old blues while exploring the psychedelic, groovie sounds of the 60s with his guitar as he says. Awake & Gallo mixture styles such as progressive rock, space rock and ambient in an experimental way influenced by the 60s and 70s music scenes of krautrock, psychedelic rock etc. In both their albums Dimoulas and Kasolis write the music together while in the bands second, concept album, there is the addition of Marios Katsanos who plays the keyboards in one track.

Multi-orientated project but also a great actor in contribution of the krautrock revival next to Electric Orange, Magdalena Solis, Nu & Apa Neagra, Metabolismus

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3.92 | 3 ratings
In Search of the Universal Truth
3.05 | 3 ratings
Ultra Violence World
3.50 | 2 ratings

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 In Search of the Universal Truth by AWAKE & GALLO album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.92 | 3 ratings

In Search of the Universal Truth
Awake & Gallo Krautrock

Review by Psychedelic Paul

4 stars The truth is out there! An album for fans of the X-Files, so don't blame me if this creepy burnt offering scares the living daylights out of you. Awake & Gallo have the notable distinction of being the only Krautrock band ever to emerge from Greece, although not a total surprise when you consider that Germans weren't exactly flavour of the month there during World War Two after heavily bombing the Greek port city of Piraeus, along with the Nazi Fokkers machine-gunning civilians from the air. The list of Nazi war crimes against Greece is longer than the Unter den Linden in Berlin. Thankfully, these days when the Germans invade Greece every summer, it's only to be the first to lay their beach towels on the sun-loungers beside the hotel swimming pool. Anyway, enough about the war. Awake & Gallo are tripping the light fantastic with a haunting, LSD-inspired album that takes you on a mind-blowing odyssey into a shadowy demon-haunted world of psychedelic purple haze that drifts in and out of the consciousness like a bad dream - or like some dark nightmare vision in The Twilight Zone. Beware! This spooky, atmospheric album of phantasmagorical delights will wrap its warm tendrils around your heart and grab you by the throat. It may even be enough to give Mulder & Scully the creeps and freak them out. "In Search of the Universal Truth" is destined to seductively charm its way into the inner recesses of your brain and not let go. This is sonic nirvana for the mind, body and soul. It's an ideal album for listening to late at night during a thunderstorm with the lights turned down low, as you drift gently away into the arms of Morpheus. Just make sure you lock all of the doors and windows first and remember to check under the bed. Awake & Gallo's second album sounds even more dark and sinister than the first - hardly surprising with a title like "Ultra Violence World" - but their third and final album is Prescription Only, so you'd have to order it from your local medical practitioner.
 Ultra Violence World by AWAKE & GALLO album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.05 | 3 ratings

Ultra Violence World
Awake & Gallo Krautrock

Review by DamoXt7942
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3 stars Not sure if they have made this creation under a subliminal perception against atomic bombs but via not only the monotonous sleeve reminding us of Hiroshima or Nagasaki (or corpses piled up like a mushroom cloud) but also their inorganic devastated sound horribleness, I as a Japanese, would get strongly impressed with their serious sense of crisis by this album, and simultaneously possess a massive hatred against such a dark, dangerous world situation. At first let me say their interpretation with sound variation be much appreciated. This impression via their synthesizer is incredibly terrific and hypersensitive enough to drive me crazy from the beginning of a horrible ambient opening.

Even slow, steady sound streaming like the second shot "First Dawn" cannot give me safe nor sound. Full anxiety is here ... what is happening around me currently and how we would get to be in future. Small bird's chirps would notify me of a vacant world under the grey sky. The following titled one is kinda killa. Quiet, dry-fruity electronic heaviness creates indolent sullen inner space. Leave myself into such a Fantasia and keep on depressing ... this track aka the masterpiece of this album is worth doing so. "The Little Man" might have walked around and around the burned-out ground I imagine, along with depressive downtempo sound delivery.

The last 4 songs reminding me of something like Magdalena Solis are not bad too. Especially the seventh "Cosmic Cry" is filled with pop, catchy melodic essence and cynical sound dissection (great) based upon tapping percussive rhythm, and this track can make me smile for a little little while. The epilogue "Forever" exactly is in the same vein of The Dark Side Of The Moon and pretty suitable to be called as the dark side of the world ... one of my faves indeed. Not comfortable but pretty provoking and understandable this whole world is, for the reason above mentioned. A decent creation, at least for me.

Thanks to Philippe Blache for the artist addition. and to NotAProghead for the last updates

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