Dead Scarlet Records recently released the first album of Split Image, named “exposure“. Although new material is available, “exposure” includes 13 selected tracks. They were all written and composed during the 1982-1992 decade, but they weren’t recorded until 2010-2011. Dark sounds and melodies describe personal life experiences, mirroring the band’s unique personal style.
01 Never Again
02 When the Spring Comes
03 Go Away
05 Habeas Corpus
07 Landed on Earth
08 In Better Days
09 A Wish as it Falls
11 Friday Night
12 City Hole
Split Image was formed in late 1981 in Corfu, Greece, by George Scordilis. In 1983 they moved to Athens where they performed many shows at live music venues and concerts and, at that time, they were active participants in AETA, a collaboration of Greek bands. They were interviewed in 1984 on Argiris Zilos‘ radio show. This led to a few proposals for an album release, as well as a co-operation with Virgin, which failed due to differing views between the group and the producer. The band stopped playing in 1989 because of various external factors and reasons.
The group was founded on the songwriting partnership of George (guitar, voice, programming) and Giannis (keyboards, backing voices, e-base), who, being the only remaining bandmate, continued rehearsing, recording, and performing at various parties into the early 1990’s. He used their old material, with the help of sequencers, which gave the songs a classical touch with the added addition of an abundance of string and wind instruments.
Several inactive years followed, and then, in 2007, George and Giannis decided to revive their old material, along with some new ideas. The band regrouped with three of the original members from the 80s: George Scordilis (guitar-vocals), Giannis Charalambidis (ex Anypoforoi, keyboards, backing vocals), and Stathis Papandreou (ex Adiexodo, drums). They also added a fourth member, Eriana Tzaneli (bass guitar).
Since then they have performed at many live events at SinCity-7sins, After Dark, Camelot, and various other venues, as well as festivals such as Playhouse Gotique III & IV and Dark Days Festival I, II, & III. They have also supported British bands Faces of Sarah and Vendemian at Dada Club as well as Georgio ‘the dove’ Valentino featuring Blaine L. Reininger at 7sins.
The slightly differing musical influences of the members resulted in an atmospheric sound which could be called darkwave/early gothic with a classical musical influence.
Split Image “exposure” is currently available through the following locations:
Dark Side, Εμ. Μπενάκη 57, Εξάρχεια, 210 3848353
Dark Cell, Θεμιστοκλέους 84, Εξάρχεια, 210 3300017
Ars Nocturna, Ναβαρίνου 8, Αθήνα, 2111835524
Μούσες, Μιχ. Θεοτόκη 20, Κέρκυρα, 2661030708