BUY BOTH THE LEPIDOPTERA REMIX EP AND LENA LEPIDOPTERA FANZINE FOR A DISCOUNT
Cyaniris (Anatolian Weapons 6 a.m. Eternal)
Araschnia Levana (Pasiphae Remix)
Cyaniris (June Remix)
Τα Γενέθλια Ή Aporia Maturna (Morah Remix)
Λένα Πλάτωνος (Lena Platonos) is a Greek musician, pianist and music composer. Her third solo album, ‘Lepidoptera’ was produced in 1986 and reissued by Dark Entries in 2018. Inspired by a scientific book on butterflies she found in a trashcan one day, the compositions follow minimalistic motifs and carefully-staged soundscapes. Lena narrates each song in deadpan fashion, skillfully reciting her surreal Greek poetry.
We’ve recruited 4 contemporary Greek producers to remix their favorite tracks from ‘Lepidoptera’. First up is “Cyaniris” remixed by Anatolian Weapons who delivers an enchanted late-night journey through the New Wave forest. Next is “Araschnia Levana” remixed by Pasiphae who speeds up the pace with machine driven melodic electro pulses. On the B-side we have June remixing “Cyaniris” twirling the track into a complex deep sea dive with lush drum kicks and pads. Closing out the EP is a remix of “Τα Γενέθλια Ή Aporia Maturna” by Morah who leads us to the underworld of Hades via sinister squelches and full-on apocalyptic rave breakdown. All songs have been mastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The jacket is a reinterpretation of the original ‘Lepidoptera’ cover, isolating the illustration of the butterfly/woman designed by Eloise Leigh.
A fanzine inspired by Greek electronic musician-poet-goddess Lena Platonos and her 1986 album "Lepidoptera," reissued in 2018 on Dark Entries Records (www.darkentriesrecords.com). Incorporates fragments of her lyrics/poetry and music video stills in dark and dreamy collages about the struggle of coming to terms with a morphing identity, and finding peace, power and transcendence through transformation.
Riso-printed in playful Fluorescent Pink and moody Federal Blue. Bilingual design in Greek and English. Includes a separate A6 art postcard insert with mysterious butterfly runes connected to the zine.
50% of proceeds from this zine will be donated to Colour Youth, an Athens-based LGBTQ youth rights activist organization, in honor of all the butterflies who have been longtime fans of Lena yet continue to face severe discrimination and violence there today.
This project would not have been possible without Josh Cheon for introducing me to and reissuing her music to a wider audience, Stathis Gourgouris for his translation help, Drucken3000 (www.drucken3000.de) for grade A+++ riso-printing services, and Lena Platonos for sharing her remarkable universe.
> 2-color riso-printed on 175gsm Metapaper
> A5 size, 12 pages, saddle-stitched
> Includes A6 postcard insert, 2-color riso-printed on 270gsm cardstock
> Numbered limited edition of 80 copies
> Comes protected in plastic bag