ΟΡΜΕΝΙΟΝ -ORMENION - ΕΒΡΙΤΙΚΗ ΖΥΓΙΑ - EVRITIKI ZYGIA - LP Vinyl

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Artist: ΕΒΡΙΤΙΚΗ ΖΥΓΙΑ - EVRITIKI ZYGIA
Format: LP Vinyl
Status: Διαθέσιμο Κατόπιν Παραγγελίας
Label: TERANGA BEAT
Release Date: 27/03/2020
Number of Discs: 1
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ΟΡΜΕΝΙΟΝ -ORMENION - ΕΒΡΙΤΙΚΗ ΖΥΓΙΑ - EVRITIKI ZYGIA

Label:Teranga Beat ‎– TBLP 024

Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Deluxe Edition, Stereo

Country:Greece

Released:27 Mar 2020

Genre:Folk, World, & Country


Tracklist

1 Fog - Ομίχλη 6:03

2 Maritsa - Μαρίτσα 4:53

3 5 Nights - 5 Νύχτες 6:53

4 Karsilamas - Καρσιλαμάς 5:21

5 Ormenion - Ορμένιον 6:22

6 Anastenariko - Αναστενάρικο 6:42

7 The Sun is Setting - Ο Ήλιος Βασιλεύει 7:00

Credits

Bagpipes, Vocals – Σπύρος Στράτος*

Davul, Percussion – Άγγελος Στράτος*

Kaval, Lead Vocals – Στρατής Πασόπουλος*

Lyre – Αλέξης Παρτινούδης*

Mastered By – Στέφανος Κωνσταντινίδης*

Mixed By – Άγγελος Μπουρνάς*

Organ, Keyboards – Γιώργος Δρικούδης*

Recorded By – Θεόδωρος Μπουρνάς*

Notes

Teranga Beat proudly presents Ormenion, a record by the group Evritiki Zygia. Ormenion is a historical region that dates back to the Byzantine Empire. It is the northernmost inhabited region of Greece, where the last railway station of the country is located. During the 1920's it was inhabited by refugees coming from the North and Eastern Thrace. Immigration is central to the history of the region of Thrace, where many songs refer to refugees and moving populations. The name of this particular place was selected as the album title due to its delicate cultural and geographic status: Ormenion coincides with the borders of three different countries (Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey) and its history counts several waves of immigration that gave way to cultural and even linguistic exchange -elements that obviously left their mark on the group.


The group Evritiki Zygia was founded in 2007 by five musicians who played mostly in local festivals, their main concern being the preservation and evolution of the Thracian musical tradition. The collaboration with Teranga Beat helped this project evolve even further. Forms of arrangement different than the ones used in local feasts and festivals, were introduced giving more space to the dynamics of the instruments and allowing musicians to show both their improvisational and compositional skills. The distinctively psychedelic element of Thracian music was enhanced with the introduction of the CRB-Diamond 800 organ and the Moog, giving the whole project a hybrid sound with a unique identity. The album contains both covers of traditional songs and original compositions.


The band's highest point was their appearance at the Womex Festival in 2018, where their music was presented for the first time in front of an international audience. This was an extremely important achievement for us, given that up until then this type of music remained unknown even to Greek audiences. But it was also a great and very creative experience for the band, as it broadened up its musical horizons.

The album was recorded on an analog 24-track tape Otari MX 80 in two sessions that took place on May 18 and 19 2019. It is a live recording that captures the energy of the group’s live performances.


The LP version of the album is a Deluxe Edition and comes with a high gloss laminated gatefold cover, a printed insert and a digital download code.


Bagpipe, Kaval, Davul, Thracian Lyre, Crb-Diamond 800 - Moog


Recorded live on 24-track tape Otari MX80 in two sessions at Arkadikon Studio in Thessaloniki on May 18-19, 2020.

Engineered by Theodoros Bournas, Mixed by Aggelos Bournas, Assistand Engineering by Socrates Gougoulidis.

Mastering by Stephanos Konstantinidis at Fabrika Sonic Arts Studio in Athens, Greece

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode: 5213000760217