Two years after their first single release—‘Feed/Green Fire’—The Steams have returned with their first LP, ‘Wild Ferment.’
The title ‘Wild Ferment’ speaks not only to the album’s content, but also to the evolution of the band since their first release. ‘Wild Ferment’ is composed of impressionistic and evocative pieces, meandering between sweet melodies, heavy riffs, and dynamic drum beats. Eastern influences blend with the sound of Californian psychedelia to create a kaleidoscopic experience.
Incorporating collaborations with guest musicians playing traditional Greek instruments—the Cretan lyra, the laouto, and tsabouna (the Greek bagpipe) adds to the albums novelty and takes listeners on a immersive journey beyond the boundaries of the ‘psych rock’ genre.
released March 22, 2018
All music arranged, deployed and performed by The Steams
All music/lyrics written by Panos Dimitropoulos
Recorded at PiGi Studio by Alex Bolpasis and Gustav Penka
Mixed by Alex Bolpasis at Unreal Studios, GR
Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters, LA
Produced by Alex Bolpasis and The Steams
Performing in this album:
Panos Dimitropoulos - Vocals, Guitars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Andrew Kokovikas - Guitars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Simon Esnafides - Bass (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Gustav Penka - Drums, Percussion (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Psarantonis - Vocals, Cretan Lyra (7)
Dimitris Sideris - Lute (1, 5)
Alexandros Kleidonas - Tsambouna (1, 7, 9)
Kostas Stergiou - Sax (8), Lute (9)
Album cover by Elena Sakoula
Art direction by Panos Dimitropoulos
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