Album Review: Teknovore - The Theseus Paradox
Recently I gave Teknovore's single 'Anachronist' the highest score on E.V so far (HERE) and I have been very excited to move on to this.
Industrial music as one of my main interests goes without saying but throw in Ancient Greek Mythology and Philosophical samples in to that mix and you've really cornered me in to loving something!
The ship of Ancient Greek hero Theseus was a ship Athens kept maintained for posterity however once all of the pieces had eventually been replaced, could it really be called Theseus' ship anymore?
As I listened to this album and felt it bend my mind in and out of reality I thought to myself.. If our personalities are made up of our experiences and choices, with every track listened to can anyone truly claim to still be who they were before they started listening?
Having since read the below info for the album, it seems Teknovore really can engrain a masterful story concept in their music without prior knowledge of it!
The Theseus Paradox is the debut album from Teknovore, the solo project of George Klontzas (formerly of PreEmptive Strike 0.1, Croona and Cynical Existence). It was created following a period of introspection and driven by a desire to experiment with a variety of electronic genres.
The album takes its name from the Ship of Theseus, a thought experiment that raises the question of whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object, and how it applies to the human condition. As we live and grow, and every cell in our body is gradually replaced over time, where does our consciousness reside? What ensures the continuity of the self?
The Theseus Paradox showcases Teknovore’s uniquely personal blend of dark electronic genres with influences ranging from mid-tempo EBM and EBSM to dark Psytrance and Techno. The tracks hit hard and aggressively with tribal beats and massive melodic sequences, and feature guest vocals by rising star Jay Taylor (J:dead), and scene veterans Fredrik Croona (Neon Decay) and Jay Ruin (RNZR).
The Theseus Paradox is set for release on 18th March 2022 on Infacted Recordings.
Teknovore is the solo project from George Klontzas (formerly of PreEmptive Strike 0.1 and Croona) created in 2020. They first drew attention with the release of their first songs Olethros and Take Me Away leading to interest from labels and their collaboration with rising star J:dead on the hit single Tearing Me Apart. Soon they were signed to Infacted Recordings and released the single Anachronist in February 2022 in advance of their full-length debut The Theseus Paradox which is set for release on 18th March.
Teknovore takes inspiration from a range of electronic genres, from brooding, mid-tempo EBSM to aggressive dark Techno and Psytrance, while keeping one foot firmly planted in EBM/Industrial to forge something uniquely personal.