Inner Ear welcomes Tango With Lions and their first studio album, entitled “Verba Time”. An atmospheric work, of acoustic style, full of intense folk elements, lyrics that whisper secrets and bewitching vocals, “Verba Time” is one of the most pleasant music surprises held in store for us by the last days of this spring.
Εver wondered how it is to dance tango with lions? Or how such a dance works out in a restless girlish mind? In the usb era, how does time run through the tiny memory of some floppy disks? But let’s get things from the beginning. Kat (Katerina Papachristou) has collaborated with many English-speaking bands in the Greek indie scene, as a musician and singer, until Tango With Lions were formed in 2007. Tango With Lions is a changing musical collective that owes its name to the images that take place in Kat’s mind, every time she gets ready to write a new track.
12 vignette-songs, music and lyrics by Kat, composed in the period 2007-2009, are the fragments from a music diary that includes thoughts, emotions, images of daily life, influences from favourite films and books, very personal lyrics but also symbolisms referring to social and political issues that concern her. The album was recorded sporadically in the last two quarters of 2009, in Fab Liquid Studio, by Ottomo, who is also the producer of the record.
Inspired by Nick Gentry’s painting, “Verbatim”, which graces the cover artwork of the album, “Verba Time” came up as a title through a wordplay from the famous floppy disk brand, but it immediately developed to a message of communication: in these days of complete isolation that we are going through, it’s about time to begin to communicate with people around us and express our thoughts. It’s Verba Time!