SPD#012 – Barbara’s Straight Son


«All of the true things that I am about to tell you are shameless lies». (First sentence of the Book of Bokonon)

Barbara’s Straight Son started as a duo based in Athens.The founding members are Nikos Haldoupis and Fotis Velentzas. Since 2004 they make movies and at the same time they experiment within the breakcore and noise genre. In 2008 they released their first album entitled “Randomness Is Not Easy To Achieve’’ and in 2009 with the addition of Alexis Stavropoulos (drums) and Loukas Giannakitsas(bass) the band continued as a four-piece. For the past four years Barbara’s Straight Son are developing their new sound .

’’A Memoir of Kilgore Trout’’ is a concept album about the work of fictional writer Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007). From ancient religions to time travel, from satire to science fiction ,from drum ’n’ bass to electro-punk and all in between,the tracks in ‘’A Memoir of Kilgore Trout ‘’ enclose the band’s past, present and future , borrowing their titles from Vonnegut’s obscure writings and their context from the ambience of his books. ‘’Ting -a-ling motherfucker’’ and ‘’After the excrement hit the air conditioning’’ are two stories from Barbara’s Straight Son forthcoming album.

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a big thanks to Kurt Vonnegut for the inspiration

photo by Michael Anderson

artwork by Nikos Dervisis // Tumblr