XAOS is a musical project based between Greece and the UK that’s fusing millennia-old Greek musical traditions with the intricate digital technologies of the present. XAOS is fronted by two people: Ahetas, a microtonal composer and painter; and Dubulah, a producer and guitarist. Their forthcoming self-titled album features a laundry list of live instrumentals from a diverse cast of musical peers.
“Processional” is a song off their self-titled debut album, which is ten years in the making. Greek shakers and sonorous drums carve out a slow and steady rhythm for the song, while the thin-toned sound of gaida (Greek bagpipes) alternates between providing atmospheric melancholy and evoking shrill human vocals. “Processional” is a glimpse of the past as seen from the future,” XAOS told The FADER, “like a march of masked people through crowded city streets on the way to celebrate or venerate, as if in Elefsina/Eleusis or a modern city. People still march to show love, support, or anger against injustice. As was the past—so is the present.” Independent Records Ltd will release XAOS on June 22nd.