Ypogeia Revmata

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Ypoyia Revmata
Origin Athens, Greece
Genres Rock
Greek rock
Alternative rock
Progressive rock
Acoustic
Hard rock
Blues rock
Years active 1992–present
Labels FM
Warner Bros. Records
BMI
Impact/Legend

Ypoyia Revmata (Greek: Υπόγεια Ρεύματα, English: Underground Currents) is a Greek rock band.

History[edit]

The history of Ypoyia Revmata starts in 1992, when a company of musicians and classmates at the same time from Kallithea, Athens, Greece started playing their own songs. At that time, Grigoris, Kostas, Giannis and Panagiotis had rented a place at Psyri, Athens in order to make comfortably their performances. When Kostas started working at Melodia FM, he met the manager Dimitris Hatzopoulos, and that is when Mitsos joined the band. In 1993, manager Dimitris Hatzopoulos takes a demo of the band to Έβδομη Διάσταση (Evdomi Diastasi, Seventh Dimension) label and Ypogia Revmata start recording their first album.

In 1994, the band, after deciding their permanent name, make their first appearance in Greek discography with their first album 'Ο Μάγος Κοιτάζει την Πόλη' (O Magos Kitazei tin Poli, The Magician is Looking at the City). The sound of Ypogeia Revmata does not have anything new to offer to the rock scene, but their songs have fun, humor, catchy melodies and rhythm and lyrics written without any complex. From that album comes their classic hit 'Μ'αρέσει να μη Λεω Πολλά' (M'aresi na mi Leo Polla, I Like not Saying Much). That year, they make their first concert at 'Metro', which overwhelms with crowd.

In 1995, Markos joins the band and they release their second album 'Παραλογές' (Paraloges. Paralogs), a little more inflexible, but closer to the sound they wanted to approach. Kostas is in charge of remixing and sound recording, who later is going to be a member of the band.

In summer 1996, they recorded their live concert at 'Theatro Vrahon' with their new drummer Vasilis, who before releasing their third album 'Live στο Θέατρο Βράχων' (Live at Theatro Vrahon) - which marks the end of an era - loses his life in a car accident. After that tragic event, Kostas and Giannis leave the band.

In 1997, the remaining members release the darkest album of the band 'Τσαλακωμένες Μέρες' (Chalakomenes Meres, Creased Days). The missing members are replaced by Iraklis and Kostas - the sound recorder from 'Παραλογές'. Despite that, the band participates that year in the live performance of George Dalaras at 'Ιερά Οδός' (Iera Odos), where they sing two of their songs: 'Μ'αρέσει να μη Λέω Πολλά' and 'Ασημένια Σφήκα' (Asimenia Sfika, Silver Wasp).

In 1998, their next work 'Εικόνες στα Σύννεφα' (Icones sta Synnefa, Images in the Clouds) is followed, obviously better than their previous, but missing their early freshness. They cover the song 'Θαλασσογραφία' (Thalassographia, Seagraphy), which is sung by Eleni Tsaligopoulou and is included in an album with song covers of Dionysis Savvopoulos. Mitsos and Iraklis leave the band, while the other members continue participating in other albums, giving songs to artists and doing concerts in many cities.

In 1999, after Kostas's departure, a new member, Nikiforos, joins the band. During that year, they start recording their sixth album 'Μικρά που Είναι τα Όνειρα' (Micra pou Ine ta Onira, How Small Dreams Are).

After a lot of work, the album was released in 2000 including 13 new songs. During the next two years, Ypogeia Revmata sign the music of several theatrical plays, do concerts and cooperate with many other artists and bands.

In 2003 the band experienced a lot of changes in formation. Markos, Panagiotis and Nikiforos leave the band, while Tasos, Marios, Apostolis and Kostas - one of the founding members of the group - replace them. Before the year ends, Kostas leaves the band again.

For the next years, with Grigoris (guitar, vocals) being the only remaining member from the start, Tasos (drums, vocals), Marios (keyboards, vocals) and Apostolis (bass, guitar, accordion, vocals), Ypogia Revmata do a lot of concerts all over Greece, covering their older songs and trying their new material live.

In 2007, after six years of absence from discography, Ypogeia Revmata return with their new album 'Νέα Μέρα' (Nea Mera, New Day), a title that marks the new age of the band. The band shows a different sound and composition from the usual, mixing rock and lyrical elements and emphasising in poetic lyrics. This new album startled many, as it has a lot of foreign elements.

Discography[edit]

Ο Μάγος Κοιτάζει την Πόλη (O Magos Koitazei tin Poli, The Wizard is Looking at the City)[edit]

  • Label: MBI
  • Format: CD 1
  • Release Date: 1994

Tracklist[edit]

  • Μ' Αρέσει να μη Λέω Πολλά (M' Aresi na mi Leo Polla, I Like not Saying Much)
  • Ειρωνικόν (Ironicon, Ironic)
  • Κοιτάς Μακριά (Kitas Macria, You Look Far Away)
  • Σαν Φως (San Phos, Like Light)
  • Ανδρείκελα (Andrikela, Puppets)
  • Κινέζικο Πορτραίτο (Kineziko Portreto, Chinese Portrait)
  • Βροχή (Vrohi, Rain)
  • Πολιτεύεσαι (Politevese)
  • Νύχτα (Nyhta, Night)
  • Όνειρα Σιλικόνης (Onira Siliconis, Silicone Dreams)
  • Μεσημέρι (Mesimeri, Noon)
  • Νατάσσα (Natassa, Natasha)

Παραλογές (Paraloges, Paralogs)[edit]

  • Label: FM
  • Format: CD 1
  • Release Date: 1995

Tracklist[edit]

  • Σαν Έρημα Καράβια (San Erima Karavia, Like Isolated Ships)
  • Κυριακή (Kyriaki, Sunday)
  • Ασημένια Σφήκα (Asimenia Sfika, Silver Wasp)
  • Ο Όρθος των Ψυχών (O Orthos ton Psyhon, The Orth of Souls)
  • Χάρτινες Λέξεις (Hartines Lexis, Paper Words)
  • Ύμνος 414 (Ymnos 414, Hymn 414)
  • Νανούρισμα (Nanourisma, Lullaby)
  • Σεπτέμβρης (Septemvris, September)
  • Στο Ύψος των Ματιών Μου (Sto Ypsos ton Mation Mou, At the Height of My Eyes)
  • Ο Μάγος Κοιτάζει Την Πόλη (O Magos Kitazi Tin Poli, The Wizard Looks the City )
  • Μπλε Αλυσίδες (Ble Alysides, Blue Chains)

Live στο Θέατρο Βράχων (Live at Theatro Vrahon)[edit]

  • Label: FM
  • Format: CD 1
  • Release Date: 1996

Tracklist[edit]

  • Μπλε Αλυσίδες (Ble Alysides, Blue Chains)
  • Βροχή (Vrohi, Rain)
  • Χάρτινες Λέξεις (Hartines Lexis, Paper Words)
  • Σαν Φως (San Phos, Like Light)
  • Κοιτάς Μακριά (Kitas Macria, Facing Away)
  • Σαν Έρημα Καράβια (San Erima Karavia, Like Isolated Ships)
  • Μ' Αρέσει να Μη Λέω Πολλά (San Erima Karavia, I Like Saying not Much)
  • Ασημένια Σφήκα (Asimenia Sfika, Silver Wasp)
  • Νύχτα (Nyhta, Night)
  • Φέτα (Feta)
  • Πολιτεύεσαι (Politevese)
  • Νανούρισμα (Nanourisma, Lullaby)
  • 4.14
  • Μεσημέρι (Mesimeri, Noon)
  • Πολικός (Polikos, Polar)
  • Μωρό Μου Στάσου να Σου Πω (Moro Mou Stasou na Sou Po, My Baby Wait to Tell You)

Τσαλακωμένες Μέρες (Chalakomenes Meres, Creased Days)[edit]

  • Label: FM
  • Format: CD 1
  • Release Date: 1998

Tracklist[edit]

  • Στιγμή (Stigmi, Moment)
  • Καινούρια Σελήνη (Kenouria Seleni, New Moon)
  • Πως Πονάει Ένα Χάδι (Pos Ponai Ena Hadi, How much a Stroke Hurts)
  • Μπορεί να Μοιάζεις (Bori na Miazis, You Might Resemble)
  • Τσαλακωμένες Μέρες (Chalakomenes Meres, Creased Days)
  • Άδειο Μυστικό (Adio Mystiko, Empty Secret)
  • Μια Φυλακή (Mia Fylaki, A Prison)
  • Η Κοιλιά της Σιωπής (I Kilia tis Siopis, The Abdomen of Silence)
  • Φωνές (Phones, Voices)
  • Αγέρας Δραπέτης (Ayeras Drapetis, Escape Wind)

Εικόνες στα Σύννεφα (Icones sta Synnefa, Images in the Clouds)[edit]

  • Label: FM
  • Format: CD 1
  • Release Date: 1999

Tracklist[edit]

  • Μικρές Χαμένες Μέρες (Micres Hamenes Meres, Short Lost Days)
  • Ανέμη (Anemi)
  • Δεν Με Νοιάζει (Den Me Niazi, I Don't Care)
  • Να Γελάς (Na Yelas, To Laugh)
  • Φεύγεις Μακριά (Fevyis Macria, You Leave Far Away)
  • Μικρά Μυστικά (Micra Mystika, Little Secrets)
  • Πολύμνια (Polymnia, Polyhymnia)
  • Εικόνες στα Σύννεφα (Icones sta Synnefa, Images in the Clouds)
  • Μαρία (Maria, Mary)
  • Άλλη Μια Φορά (Alli Mia Fora, One More Time)
  • Θα Με Βρεις Εδώ Ξανά (Tha Me Vris Edo Xana, You'll Find Me Here Again)
  • Παιδικό (Pediko, For Kids)
  • Θα Μ' Αγαπάω (Tha M' Agapao, I'll Love Me)
  • Ανάσα Που Σβήνει (Anasa Pou Svini, Breath That Fades)

Μικρά Που 'Ναι Τα Όνειρα (Micra Pou 'Ne ta Onira, How Small Dreams Are)[edit]

Tracklist[edit]

  • Πάντα Θα Είμαι (Panda Tha Ime, I'll Always Be)
  • Είμαι Μια Σκέψη (Ime Mia Skepsi, I Am A Thought)
  • Άγνωστοι Δρόμοι, Χωρίς Γυρισμό (Agnosti Dromi Horis Gyrismo, Unknown Roads Without Return)
  • Θέλω να Χάσω τον Εαυτό Μου (Thelo Na Haso ton Eafto Mou, I Want to Lose Myself)
  • Μαύρες Γραμμές (Mavres Grames, Black Lines)
  • Για Μια Περήφανη Στιγμή (Ya Mia Perifani Stigmi, For A Pround Moment)
  • Κακή Φωτιά (Kaki Photia, Bad Fire)
  • Ένα Φεγγαρι Του Χειμώνα (Ena Feggari tou Heimona, A Moon of Winter)
  • Μικρά Που 'Ναι Τα Όνειρα (Micra Pou 'Ne ta Onira, How Small Dreams Are)
  • Το Παράσιτο (To Parasito, The Parasite)
  • Τι Να 'Ναι Αυτό (Ti na 'Ne Afto, What Could it Be)
  • Ανάμεσα στον Καιρό (Anamesa ston Kero, Between the Weather)
  • Σε Περιμένω (Se Perimeno, I'm Waiting for You)

Νέα Μέρα (Nea Mera, New Day)[edit]

Tracklist[edit]

  • Το Τρένο (To Treno, The Train)
  • Σταγόνα (Stagona, Drop)
  • Νέα Μέρα (Nea Mera, New Day)
  • Παραστάσεις Ι (Parastasis I, Representations I)
  • Ονειρεύομαι (Onirevome, I'm Dreaming)
  • Παράξενη Κοπέλα (Paraxeni Kopela, Strange Girl)
  • Πάλι Εγώ (Pali Ego, Me Again)
  • Ωραίο Mάθημα στα Xαμένα Παιδιά (Oreo Mathima sta Hamena Pedia, Nice Lesson to the Lost Children)
  • Τ' Aστέρια (T' Asteria, The Stars)
  • "Μικρή" Aγγελία ("Micri" Angelia, Small Add)
  • Δεν Aκούς (Den Acous, You're not Listening)
  • Σίσυφος (Sisyphos, Sisyphus)
  • Παραστάσεις ΙΙ (Parastasis II, Representations II)
  • Ανακοπή (Anakopi, Failure)