CULTURE

LOST BODIES

‘Brutal’ This is the sixth album for Frank Zappa’s Greek offspring. The band’s bizarre brand of humor begins from scratch, with its name, used in informal Greek for disoriented persons, derelicts, and so on. The band name’s banter spills over into the material. Lines by distinguished writers such as Constantine P. Cavafy and Jorge Luis Borges trade places with original verbal snapshots of urban reality. Compared to the band’s previous releases, the music on this latest effort is not as raw. But the essence is still there. You get the feeling that the act’s core members, Antonis and Thanos – it’s as simple as that; no surnames have ever been provided – are chuckling away in a corner ready to turn the collective dreams of this country’s populace into a parody.