The Reporters "Bare Hands"

Geheimnis Records is pleased to announce the reissue of the classic 1983 album of The Reporters’ “Bare Hands”, including the tracks from the 1982 7’’ single “Computer World / I Wanna Know”, in a special limited edition release with the title “Bare Hands / 30th anniversary edition”. This reissue has highly emotional aspects, cause both the band’s releases are one of our all time favorites, amongst the Greek new wave bands of the 80’s and, apart from this, it’s the catalogue number 01 of the legendary Creep Record’s LP releases. This year, we’re celebrating 30 years, since their first release back in 1982 on Creep Records. 

The band itself was a collaboration and coexistence of very talented young musicians and it was bad luck that it was disbanded one and half year after its first appearance. It managed though to inherit us 2 records (one 7’’ single and a full-length LP album) of very-well-constructed and formed contemporary New Wave/Post Rock sound of that era, but at the same time very unconventional and out of the blue. All the instruments are at the right place, the right time, without keeping though a traditional tempo/form, predictable and finally  bored.
 The bass line of Solon (Akis) Stathopoulos is dominant, the drums of George Roumanis are unmistakable and with depth, the guitar of Paraskevas (Voulis) Karamikes is sharp as surgical blade, the synthesizers of Chrisostomos (Makis) Mouratoglou create all the stressed, anguished and sometimes vivid – or someone might say happy – environment and of course, Costas Pothoulakis (Parthenogenesis, Homicide, Villa 21) stays on the edge, adding his characteristic voice to the whole structure. The result of it are 10 songs of sound-balancing frenzy, that you can’t find easily, especially in groups of that period, that released only 2 records and then disappeared…
The reissue will come out on July 2012 (exact date t.b.a.) in 400 hand-numbered, remastered from the original master tapes, highly collectable copies in a double 10’’ album, including the tracks of both the album and the 7’’, with its original insert + some rare photos of the band. Half of the copies will be pressed in original black vinyl and the rest in transparent orange.(

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