Wild Ferment

by The Steams

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Two years after their first single release—‘Feed/Green Fire’—The Steams have returned with their first LP, ‘Wild Ferment.’

The title ‘Wild Ferment’ speaks not only to the album’s content, but also to the evolution of the band since their first release. ‘Wild Ferment’ is composed of impressionistic and evocative pieces, meandering between sweet melodies, heavy riffs, and dynamic drum beats. Eastern influences blend with the sound of Californian psychedelia to create a kaleidoscopic experience.

Incorporating collaborations with guest musicians playing traditional Greek instruments—the Cretan lyra, the laouto, and tsabouna (the Greek bagpipe) adds to the albums novelty and takes listeners on a immersive journey beyond the boundaries of the ‘psych rock’ genre.

credits

released March 22, 2018

All music arranged, deployed and performed by The Steams
All music/lyrics written by Panos Dimitropoulos

Recorded at PiGi Studio by Alex Bolpasis and Gustav Penka
Mixed by Alex Bolpasis at Unreal Studios, GR
Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters, LA

Produced by Alex Bolpasis and The Steams

Performing in this album:
Panos Dimitropoulos - Vocals, Guitars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Andrew Kokovikas - Guitars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Simon Esnafides - Bass (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Gustav Penka - Drums, Percussion (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Psarantonis - Vocals, Cretan Lyra (7)
Dimitris Sideris - Lute (1, 5)
Alexandros Kleidonas - Tsambouna (1, 7, 9)
Kostas Stergiou - Sax (8), Lute (9)

Album cover by Elena Sakoula
Art direction by Panos Dimitropoulos

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Track Name: The Harvest
I proceed with the open
pouring seeds while I'm walking
let me drive you to the countryside
spend the night with me

filled my life like a garden with flowers
your blackened tears
dare you to look at me with those eyes and
go chase after thee

can I get you out of my head?
your figure's sight depriving
can you shoot this colourful bird?
sleep has long forsaken me
yearning for the harvest time
Gaia's high on empathy
sinking in the deepest mine
shut the door behind me

exploding sun, oh let me glow
exploding sun, oh let me glow
exploding sun, oh let me glow
exploding sun, oh let me glow
Track Name: Ever Lasting
I see you all as you come in trance
I'll feel your beat if you give me a chance
you're in the wrong time, in the wrong age
holding hands or scanning x-rays

with the right kind of eyes
with the right kind of taste
with the right kind of love
with the right kind

I've been changing ships, I've been changing trains
from the highest tops to the calmest bays
using all forms to communicate
holding hands or scanning x-rays

with the right kind of eyes
with the right kind of taste
with the right kind of love
with the right kind of hate
with the right kind of eyes
with the right kind of taste
with the right kind of try
you can have a taste
Track Name: Amdajitr (the odyssey of young)
In the reefs I left your heart girl
In the reefs I felt you so
saw you dancing by the moonlight
glowing back
and the moon shines on the trail end
by desert fires
I saw places from a season
when I got you hypnotised

as I travelled from the mountains
took me years to find the shores
and discover the foundations
'for I knock up on your doors
I saw people chased like outlaws
I saw tearful children's eyes
all they asked for was a shelter
from the cruelty of times

in the days after the rampage
she took my hand and said "let's hide"
to a city in the ocean bed
thriving deep below the tide
I remember being born there
but my memories all dry
(she) put a gun under my pillow
for the king that had to die

in the reefs where waves are breaking
in those reefs you crushed me whole
when I found my way and showed up
in the lands that you control
now these highway patrol men
see me riding up to north
once again I play the drifter
Track Name: Fjordian Blue
time to turn on the town lights, babe
in the night of your eyes
skin as white as the milky way
hope you had just one more day, to stay

longing times in the lands of you
all my pains put aside
magnetised, craving more and more
for the secrets you hide

while twilight still covers us
gonna get some more wine
don't you see girl I fall for you?
don't you see that you're mine?

longing times in the lands of you
all my pains put aside
magnetised, craving more and more
for the secrets you hide
Track Name: The Drought
quench my thirst young woman
this drought's been here too long
soothing, blatant bravery
unwillingly prolonged

this bond is strong
the fears you spawned
the crust reforms

quench my thirst young woman
and lead me to the place
where sun engilds the mountains
and water flows through plains

this bond is strong
the fears you spawned
the crust reforms
a circle
Track Name: Ephemeral Joys
first she made monsters leave the cave
like the waters of a tidal wave
made 'em wanna take a last breath
even speed limit drinks to death

since the sunset of golden days
I invited her to my maze
she drove me through hell and from the kingdom of noise
to the celebration of ephemeral joys

she's the one from the sun to the moon glow
she's the one from the sun to the moon glow
she's the one from the sun to the moon glow
she's the one from the sun to the moon glow
she's the one from the sun to the moon glow
she's the one from the sun to the moon glow
she's the one from the sun to the moon glow
she's the one from the sun to the moon glow
Track Name: Perfect Storms from Afar feat. Psarantonis
by the abandoned huts, up on a barren shore
black grains and limestone meet, still burning underneath

bearing a rizzared face, a horde of weary men
humming a hopeless prayer for rain to come again

there's a favonian scent, remnant of northern winds
horizon drops a veil upon the highest cliff
where from a cave I stand and watch the changing forms
and as the sunset comes, I witness perfect storms

I remain to be unseen
I remain to be unseen

come and rise from the sea and fall
come rise from the sea and fall
come rise from the sea and fall
come rise from the sea and fall
come rise from the sea and fall
come rise from the sea and fall
come rise from the sea and fall
come rise from the sea and fall
Track Name: The Beautiful
lazing in the sun rising haze
take a look above the river
gimme one and drive the flame
off your heart and show me miracles

in the ruffle time I saw
(you) throwing novels in the raindrops
come inside and teach me how
to make a city in the bedroom
Track Name: Black Sand
in the black sand, I tried to drain you
ooh when you go, I feel the heavy hours
hooks rip the bed, while I want you
digging up bones of loves long left behind

in the black sand, I tried to hear you
but you mislead me through the void of time
in the black sand, tried to burn you
stones melt and mud exploded in the sky

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