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Geheimnis Records is pleased to announce the reissue of the classic 1983 album “Bare Hands” by The Reporters, including the tracks from the 1982 7” single “Computer World / I Wanna Know”, in a special limited edition release entitled “Bare Hands / 30th anniversary edition”. This reissue is an emotionally charged one , because both the band’s releases are among our all-time favorite releases to have come out from the Greek new wave scene of the ‘80s and, apart from this, the album is the first LP release by the legendary label “Creep Records”. This year, we’re celebrating 30 years, since their first release back in 1982 on Creep Records.
The band itself was a collaboration and coexistence of 5 very talented young musicians, that unfortunately split up just a year and a half after its first appearance. Nevertheless, they managed to leave us with 2 records (one 7” single and a full-length LP album) of a very-well-constructed and formed New Wave/Post Rock sound, that was, at once quite contemporary, but at the same time very unconventional and unexpected. All the instruments are in the right place, at the right time, abandoning though traditional tempo/form and refusing to become predictable and finally boring. The bass line of Solon (Akis) Stathopoulos is dominant, the drums of George Roumanis are unmistakable and with depth, the guitar of Paraskevas (Voulis) Karamikes is as sharp as a surgical blade, the synthesizers of Chrisostomos (Makis) Mouratoglou create all the stressed, anguished and sometimes vivid – or someone might say happy – environment and of course, Costas Pothoulakis (Parthenogenesis, Homicide, Villa 21) stays on the edge, adding his characteristic voice to the whole structure. We missed him so much and this reissue is an homage to his sudden loss. The result of their collaboration is a collection of 10 songs of sound-balancing frenzy, that you can’t find easily, especially in groups of that period, all the more remarkable for a band which released only 2 records and then disappeared
The reissue will come out on July 2012 (exact date t.b.a.) in 400 hand-numbered, remastered from the original master tapes, highly collectable copies in a double 10”album, including the tracks of both the album and the 7”, with its original insert + some rare photos of the band. Half of the copies will be pressed in original black vinyl and the rest in transparent orange.

The transparent orange copies are totally sold out. From now on you can only order the classic black copies. Last 44 copies in stock !!

Release Date: 2012-09-03
Available at 22 €SOLD OUT
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