blanco estira nuestro (+), hermana Hélice is Socrates Martinis’ (1984,
Athens, Greece) third pseudonymous project, following nixilx.nijilx and
This installment, composed in 2006–7 using found sounds and objects, focuses on the sounds and sights of a distant aeroplane, the vanishing drone of which Martinis’ finds to be particularly beautiful.
The subject of planes was first explored in Aputi (released by Authorised
Version, 2005), the final section of which makes a return appearance
here in the .oeur diptych. This piece also reuses a guitar sound from
E.2, which originally appeared on the debut nixilx.nijilx CDR published
by absurd in 2004. Cylindre. also revisits past recordings, borrowing a bell sound from Conduit no. 2 (Drone Records, 2006).
Martinis is also a member of ‘silkworms cannot be confiscated until they’ve become perfect cocoons’ with absurd’s Nicolas Malevitsis.