The Tendts soundcloud profile describes “Two brothers makin’ music that you can dance to, or not”. It seems an odd phrase, but aptly explains one of the Greek duo’s merits, a duality that allows the best in pop soul electronica and house to be enjoyed in equal measure, when heard either on the dance floor, or at home. The compositions of Christos and Fotis Papadakis are both emotive and movement inducing, even though they are written and structured with disparate elements that refuse to fall into obvious patterns. They consist of palpitating beats, imaginative textures, seductive melodies and sporadic bursts of treated vocals. At times reminiscent of a resplendent Bonobo, or the galloping house of Four Tet at his best, and then invoking the cosmic jazz-funk of Flying Lotus.
Some of their earliest joint experiments were included on their first EP, “Slow Years”, released on the Athenian Lower Parts. Three more records followed on Berlin based Project Mooncircle; a self-released compilation entitled “Accept Failure As Part Of The Process” on which experimental pieces were inspired by their favourite artists (including William S. Burroughs and Joseph Beuys); and more recently their debut LP, entitled “Cheap Poetry” that perfectly embodies their sound universe so far.
Their perfomance at Reworks Festival on Saturday September 17th is going to be something special for the audience for sure.