Loser Takes All - O Hamenos Ta Pairnei Ola
Music composed by a member of the influential Greek pop band, The Trypes. It is a moody mix of ambiance and rock, tinged with jazz, rembetika and other Greek folk idioms, and with a quirky, 1960s quality befitting of the film but quite interesting as stand-alone performance. (Notes are in Greek only.)
"Loser Takes All" is the soundtrack to a Greek film dealing with losers, rock personas, femmes fatales and 'inter-generational solidarity against oppression' (in the words of the director) and general mayhem, by Yannis Aggelakas, leader of the most famous Greek rock band, "Trypes" (a ka the Holes). In this soundtrack, however, Aggelakas overcomes the rules and regulations of rock music and delivers a multi-fronted record that flirts with many different styles and especially dance music with snippets of ethnic. Similar in spirit to Brasileiro by Nikos Portokaloglou, this is a record that is rooted both in tradition and innovation and provides a different facet of contemporary Greek music. - Nondas Kitsos
About the director, Nikos Nikolaidis
Born in Athens in 1940. Studied film directing and stage design. Worked for a record company and also directed commercials. Apart from the feature films he has scripted and directed, Nikos Nikolaidis is also a writer and has had the following novels published: "The Gravedigger", "The Angry Balkan" and "Pigs in the Wind".
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