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Angathin

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
23-02-2018
Barcode:
0634158789632
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
MD0003
Angathin
Angathin

Description

Following the international success of their two previous albums, Cypriot group Monsieur Doumani returns with its third release titled 'Angathin'.

The album consists almost exclusively of original compositions and it essentially picks up from where their previous multi-award-winning album 'Sikoses' (2015) left them. The album with the symbolic name 'Angathin' (which translates as 'thorn') addresses more than ever, the political, social and activist concerns and sensitivities of the group members. The songs are inspired, among other things, by the unstable political situation on the divided island of Cyprus and the need for peace and reunification, as well as environmental crimes committed in the name of economic growth and profit. Musically, the mood for experimentation is obvious both in terms of composition and arranging as well as texture-wise, while the album develops new relationships and balances in melody, rhythm, harmony and timbre. Angathin's musical language is built on the coordinates of traditional Cypriot music but is infiltrated by elements from many other genres such as rock, blues, hip-hop, psychedelia, etc.

'Angathin' also stands out for a wide range of collaborations. Popular Cypriot songwriter Alkinoos Ioannidis and perhaps the most important contemporary representative of Cypriot traditional music Michalis Terlikkas interpret a song each on the album. The participation of the talented Cypriot rapper JULIO brings a fresh air to the project as well as the unexpected participation of perhaps the greatest contemporary Greek songwriter Thanasis Papakonstantinou. Moreover, the acclaimed Cypriot composer based in St Petersburg, Andreas Kameris, has arranged one of the pieces (the hidden track) for choir, performed in the Greek-Cypriot dialect by the Russian vocal ensemble Fortis. Last but not least, the charismatic Greek vibraphonist and drummer Alexandros Gagatsis gives rhythm to one of the tracks with his udu drum.

The album 'Angathin' was recorded and mixed at Ahos studio in Megalovrisos Agias (Greece) by Makis Pelopidas. It was mastered at Sweetspot, Athens by Yiannis Christodoulatos and produced by Monsieur Doumani. The cover artwork is by street artist twenty three.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Kick 'n' Slap
  3. Hey You
  4. Thorn Of The Cactus
  5. Fallow Fields
  6. Mishmash
  7. Gel Burda
  8. Where Shall I Bang It?
  9. Drinking And Kissing
  10. Mother And Mistress Of Us All
  11. Little Car
  12. Akamas' Dragons
  13. Antics
  14. Little Star
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