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D. Charles Speer - Arghiledes Album

D. Charles Speer - Arghiledes Album

Performer: D. Charles Speer
Title: Arghiledes
Style: Folk, Acoustic, Psychedelic Rock
Released: 2011
Cat#: Thrill 263
Country: US
Label: Thrill Jockey
Size MP3 version: 1686 mb
Size FLAC version: 2755 mb
Size WMA version: 1513 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 230
Genre: Folk & World

D. Charles Speer - Arghiledes Album


2Lost Dervish
3O Sinachis
4Wildlife Preserve
5Tsamiko Hijaz
6The Heavy Heart Of Ando-Yeap
7Markos's Cave


  • Lacquer Cut ByPaul Gold
  • Mastered ByHarris Newman
  • Producer, PerformerDavid C. Shuford


A vinyl only release limited to 500 copies with a 4 page 8.5" x 11" insert and download code.

Arghiledes is a trip to the underworld. One Greek in Hades vying to enchant the shades. Steeped in the sounds of the 1930s Piraeus Quartet, this selection of recordings is the outgrowth of a decade long engagement with the rich heritage of early 20th century Greek music. Utilizing an array of traditional instrumentation (including trichordo bouzouki, baglamas, worry bead percussion on whiskey glass, zills and many more), Arghiledes is a work infused with improvisational fire and constructed on the emotionally cutting modes of Anatolia. Heavy influence is drawn from the music of Markos Vamvakaris, the renown patriarch of the bouzouki; his composition "The Sniffer", a musical portrait of a malevolent drug addict, is given a faithful rendition. Another of his songs "At Phaliro Where You Swim" is interpolated into the lead off track, which takes a more experimental sound-based approach. This LP is an attempt at working within the tradition of hasiklidika, hashish songs which spilled from late night dens of iniquity known as tekedes. Though inspired by music of greater vintage, these pieces also sup at the altar of 60s and 70s psychedelia and dub as evidenced by the head turning grind and swirl of tracks like "Tsamiko Hijaz" and "Harmanis". A true solo record in the overdub manner of Todd Rundgren and Tony McPhee, all sounds were performed, treated and mixed by D. Charles Speer.


  • Barcode (on sticker): 790377026313
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): Thrill 263 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): Thrill 263 B Salt


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Thrill Jockey Records
  • Mastered At – Salt Mastering


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