Diatribe Records proudly presents the long-awaited solo debut by Panos Ghikas - Unrealtime - on limited edition 12" vinyl and digital. This blistering new release takes its name from unreal-time, a technologically mediated concept for improvisation and composition developed and explored by Ghikas since 2012. First evidenced on his duo LP with long term collaborator Jennifer Walshe, the critically-acclaimed Good Teeth (2013), unreal-time can also be heard on this year's release from cult electronica outfit Matmos - The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form.
Combining notated composition, directed and free improvisation, Unrealtime utilises acoustic and digital interactions to invent audio-collages made of multiple time-resolutions. Its distinct approach lies in its 'out-of-time' process of generating sonic results that appear beyond the scope of an acoustic improviser's real-time recall of the physically-stored mechanical gestures or a composer's invention in suspended time. The material on this album is the fruit of an intense period of collaboration between Ghikas and stellar music-makers / composer-improvisers Nick Roth and Luis Tabuenca and performer-musicologist-technologist Pavlos Antoniadis.
"A migration from reality to unreality" Max Richter Late Junction - BBC Radio 3.
"Is that flutter of pink noise an instance of 'unrealtime audio'? Everything here is at once familiar and strange, combined in such fashion as to suggest Derek Bailey moonlighting as a car mechanic." The Wire.