Press

Alcalica's journey in the last 10 years is punctuacted by ecclectic collaborations, 6 vinyl albums and appearances at major festivals. An accrobate's journey playing with borders, proving de facto that borders exist precisely to be overcome: civilisations and traditions meet, fuse and interact.

The music of Alcalica abolishes several pseudo-dilemas such as "East-West". It resolutely brings into equitable dialogue the baglamas and the santoor with contemporary electronics, the aptaliko of Mytilene and the interwar rembetiko with drum'n'bass and urban industrial.

Their glance does not look back at the roots, it looks forward, at the branches of the tree which keep on developing and growing.
(Antonis Xangas)

photovoltaic06FrontCover269Following the release of our sixth vinyl album ΥΔΟΡ, underground and national radio shows played Alcalica's tracks on air accross Europe. Below, on-line and paper reviews from Greece, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Turkey and the U.K.

MIC Feb 2014 (Greek)
"...κανένα κομμάτι δεν περισσεύει, κανένα δεν υστερεί, κάθε ένα είναι αφόρμηση για ένα νοερό ταξίδι, το δε τελικό σύνολο αφήνει μια αίσθηση πληρότητας χαρακτηριστική των σπουδαίων καλλιτεχνικών δημιουργημάτων."

CHAIN D.L.K Jun 2015 (English)
"The daily trial of strenght between Greece and Germany, which is going to leave deep grooves on European contemporary history, (...), the emotional portrait of stark reality within a world where rich people get richer and richer at the expense of the poor ones on "Fear" or the title-track (...) makes their impressive stylistical crossbreed even more attractive"

HIFI World Feb 2015 (English)
"Highly recommended to any fans of Ninja Tunes’ classic releases."

Trebuchet Jan 2015 (English)
“Alcalica’s “industrial world music” is both melancholic and uplifting, tragic and hopeful.”

"In its best moments this a dignified and bravely European work, steering between the poles of Eurocentric exclusivism and the reactionary contempt for European culture displayed by too much of the European radical left. By turns tragic, spirited and and (perhaps somehow consciously) naïvely idealistic, this unusual and memorable collection of songs leaves a lasting impression and is a valuable document of Europe under conditions of imminent neo-feudalism."

 

SKUG Jan 2015 (Austria)

"Zwischen der griechischen Insel Mytilene und der zentraleuropäischen Insel Berlin irgendwo und niergendwo zuhause, kollaborierend und konspirierend mit dem musikalischen Untergrund (Mastering rashad Becker) ist das Duo naturgemäß politisch konkret."

Alcalica Skug Jan15

Zitty Jan 2015 (Germany)
"Ihre Tracks klingeln so rastlos, wie sich reisen anfühlt."
Alcalica zitty Jan 2015


zitty

Sound Of Music Jan 2015 (Swedish)
"Personligen tycker jag att Alcalica skapar en musik som är mycket sympatisk. Och då tänker jag inte bara på de idealistiska texterna utan hur deras taktdrivna experimenterande verkligen lyfter i mötet med de traditionella instrumentens poetiska kraft. Det gör musiken både magisk och levande."


Rif Raf Feb 2015 (French)
"la voix de Julie Loi réveille bien des connections auprès des fans de Stereolab (la ressemblance vocale avec Laetitia Sadier est dingue)"

Laif Jan 2015 (Polish)
"Wydaje sie, ze bycie oryginalnym twórca w dzisiejszych czasach jest rzecza wrecz niemozliwa. Niektórym ta sztuka sie udaje – dobrym przykladem jest grupa Alcalica."

"Mozecie byc pewni, ze to, co prezentuje grupa Alcalica, wymyka sie wszelkim klasyfikacjom."

Rockerilla Jan 2015 (It)
"I due hanno già alle spalle una mezza dozzina di album ma è per i loro concerti che si sono fatti notare."

Blow UP Feb 2015 (It)

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Gonzo Circus Jan 2015 (Dutch)


Wound Spring 2009 (English)
"Alcalica's music thrives to show that despite hidden political agendas and generalised scepticism, technology and tradition can work together for better musci, better dancing and, maybe, a better world."
AlcaLicaWound 2009


ROLL Spring 2008 (Turkish)

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Alcalica-RoLL1 2008