Owlbites performed the last few years in many special locations, from lighthouses to dancing studio’s, from dark cellars to eerie forests, from cozy theatres to DIY punk squats, from trashy backyards to drunk boats. Every performance was unique, such as each space is unique with its own vibes and reverberation. The audience had a huge influence on the music too: an audience that listened attentively lead to more energetic sets while an audience that surrendered to the hypnotic flow of sound lead to more minimalistic drone meditations.
The recordings you are holding in your hands are made in January 2018 as an ode to all my live improvisation sets as ‘Owlbites’. They are a sort of a sonic diary of my first years with this very personal project. I’ve recorded them straight into a 4-track tape recorder where they were also mixed by Serpentine in order to preserve the dynamics of a pure analogue recording. I used my beloved AC15 and Blues Junior guitar amplifiers, a few fx pedals and a tape player for playing samples.
I would like to thank everyone who has invited Owlbites to perform live and to all of you who came to listen. Your support and kind words makes this little miracle keep happening and evolving. Enjoy the trip//.
Owlbites = Thanos Fotiadis