ΦΥΤΑ (plants) split in November 2013 after a frantic course in the field of botanical music/art creativity. What would one mostly remember of the scandalous path of the adventurous duo from northern Greece! The songs that talked about all pessing human issues and were so loved by ordinary people and critics? The partnerships with household names of the Greek-speaking music scene? The shimmering guests that honoured with their presence their historical (now) first concert?
Let ‘s see how it all began. FYTA consist of F89 and F78, two controversial personalities with different backgrounds. F89 has always wanted to deal with music but did not manage (evil tongues say it’s due to lack of talent) and found support in the musically experienced F78 who always believed in young kids with vision and passion. Together they started working on their botanical debut ΑΝΘΗ (flowers). Soon, new pathways seemed to appear and they decided that music as we know it does not suit them and so with their second album they introduced a new genre, so-called bratmusik (fried music) where frying is both literal (recordings in the kitchen and a special interest on cooking themes) and metaphorical (crispy sounds, sautéed feelings and fatty performances).
Some more releases on and after they had enough of music and music had enough of them, they decided to move to the fine art world and express themselves freer as it were, if you know what i mean, in three-dimensional space. So alongside another 50 special friends, they began building a shambling playground at the athens biennale. Harsh stuff were expressed about this controversial project, including ‘ You are even worse than Plato’. A little later, FYTA decided to consensually split due to internal disagreements.
Today, long after their split, FYTA break the silence. They are the hostesses of the FYTINI portal, where the special friends they acquired all these years joyously come together to devise creative disasters. FTN’s main principle was that of FYTA themselves: ‘no more boredom in the Greek / Greek-speaking music scene’.