You see, everything is connected: CHAOSTAR, the neoclassical musical project of SEPTICFLESH's Christos Antoniou, have unleashed a new Jon Simvonis-directed, produced and edited video for ‘MA (間)’, from the project's latest album ‘Anomima’, issued through Season Of Mist in May 2013. The video features butoh dancer Sumako Koseki (“Amongst the major honors I’ve had in my life, not only as an artist but as [a] person, is the participation of the renowned butoh dancer Sumako Koseki in the new video clip,” says CHAOSTAR mastermind). Antoniou originally envisioned ‘Anomima’ an opera, conceptually based on Euripides' tragedy “Medea”; of the early idea, only the song ‘Medea’ remains, featuring the spoken word (“the devilish power of the unsurpassable voice”) by David Vincent of MORBID ANGEL fame. Thematically, the album revolves around the Greek word “anomima” which stands for “sin” or “unapproved action”, such as a revolutionary idea or provocative behavior. The ‘Anomima’ lyrics were mainly written by CHAOSTAR new singer Androniki Skoula. Do recognise something special when offered to you, and buy ‘Anomima’ here (Season Of Mist e-shop), on iTunes or via BandCamp:
Christos Antoniou has studied composition at the London College of Music under the guidance of Martin Ellerby, head of the composition department. He acquired his Bachelor of Music in 1999 and later on Master's Degree in concert music under the tutorship of Adam Gorb, head of composition at the Royal Northern College of Music. Born out of his love for classical and challenging music, CHAOSTAR independently released their first record, ‘The Underworld’, in 2000, followed up by ‘Chaostar’ LP in 2000, ‘Threnody’ in 2001 ‘The Scarlet Queen’ in 2004 and the ‘Underworld’ compilation in 2007, through French label Holy Records.
CHAOSTAR features: Christos Antoniou – all instruments and compositions, Androniki Skoula – vocals, Fotis Benardo – percussion, George Diamandopoulos - traditional instruments, Charalampos Paritsis - electric violin and John Thermos – synthesizer