Nikos Veliotis (GR) in the late 1980s and early 1990s was a founding member of the Greek electronic duet In Trance 95 with Alex Machairas. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, he turned towards the experimental field, exploring image & sound, mainly through the use of cello, which he destroyed during the cello powder performance in 2009. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, he co-founded Mohammad with ILIOS & Coti K. (renamed MMMD after Coti K’s departure in 2015).
“...euphoric music, no chemistry guaranteed...” [L Alsace]
“...Having achieved acoustic enlightenment, Veliotis just sits there making the same glorious noise for 20 minutes...” [The Wire]
“Veliotis is the Greek emperor of the restrained cello” [Sound Projector]
“...a cross-pollination of Phill Niblock, Glenn Branca and Iannis Xenakis occurring during the Chernobyl disaster.” [Touching Extremes]