Apollonius/Human Metronome & 33 Tetragammon
Eelke van Hoof (Human Metronome/Apollonius) and Wasili Papadopoulos (33 Tetragammon) met each other in 2001.
They shared a lot of common interests and music was among one of them. Although Eelke quit making music more than fifteen years ago, he got fascinated by Wasili's unorthodox way of producing sound. Wasili would connect different pieces
of hardware equipment in a row so that each piece could contribute its own distinct flavor to the original sound.
Music became much more than just melody and composition; the nature and impact of sound itself became
paramount. A couple of years later Eelke joined forces and purchased his own equipment. In 2006 they both
switched to a purely software based set up and had their first gig as a duo in their hometown Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The distinction between the two artists is that Wasili puts depth into their music and Eelke is more oriented towards
melody. But there is quite some overlap between the two of them concerning those areas. In april 2009 they performed
on the E-Day festival in Oirshot, the Netherlands, which was also the c.d. presentation of their debut album 'Resonating
Earth'. In february 2010 two songs from their debut album were aired on the Hearts of Space radio program called 'Sacred Singing Metals' (PGM902) and in october 2010 their follow-up 'Spectral Solitude' was broadcast on 'Apparitions' (PGM928) followed by an excerpt of 'Transformation of separate self' on 'Sounding the Deep' (PGM973). Their music has been aired on various other radio shows (e.g. Star's End, Ultima Thule, Galactic Travels, Ambient Aether Space Continuum).
Instruments and sound sources used: bamboo flutes, vocals, field recordings, tabla percussion and singing bowls. Their music has a strong reference to the organic world and the mysteries of ancient cultures. If one is open to it, it has the ability impact one's consciousness quite profoundly.