of London based Greek artist Katerina Koutouzi.
The music is mostly acoustic and is characterised by a melodic, organic and
subtractive aesthetic. Often a sense of sound collage is created
using personally recorded and sampled sound memories in order to reach the
desired emotional soundscape or feeling. Using instinctive structure, rhythm
and melody are equally important. Flowing rhythmical patterns of natural
electric sounds like pebbles or heaven reaching bells and bare archetypal
melody lines support each other to create fos'
organic sound. Language is used as another tool and the use of different
languages is emphasizing this. Symbolic words and lyrics are life
affirming. The voice is also used as an instrument and some times it is
sampled. The mythical dimensions of natural sounds like the wind or the sea, the drumming of a "daouli"
(a traditional greek drum)
and the blowing of a conch (one of the oldest instruments on
earth) give the music a very "old" quality. Other instruments
used are an accordion, an old glockenspiel, a harmonium, a piano, a melodica
and a snare drum. Along with these acoustic instruments there is also some use of
electronic music. fos has already released two albums on the artist's own record
near the exit music.