Mechanimal is a trio from Athens, Greece while two of its members are taken seriously by the european underground scene. Giannis Papaioannou is an electronica pioneer best known by his ION moniker and Tassos Nikogiannis who was responsible for the eclectic guitar sound of the indie band Make Believe until 1993. Along with Freddie F., they offer an interesting fusion of electronica and post punk. “Mechanimal” was first released in Greece in November 2012 by Inner Ear Records and since June 2013 it is worldwide distributed by Rough Trade Distribution.
Although they are introducing a DIY sense the result is highly professional, with well worked tunes sometimes hidden under distortions played with teutonic discipline, obviously undercovering their influences. The vocals are cold and extremely tuned to the compositions which seem to be constructed to endorse those spoken-word manifests. The album as a whole is excellent and it’s worth travelling through Mechanimal’s diverse musical landscapes.