Εβρίτικη Ζυγιά – Ormenion
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|Fog – Ομίχλη
|Maritsa – Μαρίτσα
|5 Nights – 5 Νύχτες
|Karsilamas – Καρσιλαμάς
|Ormenion – Ορμένιον
|Anastenariko – Αναστενάρικο
|The Sun is Setting – Ο Ήλιος Βασιλεύει
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