OPEN ROUTES
Stories with nine songs
Papadimitriou/Sylleou
Preis / Price : 15.08 €
Bestell-Nr. / P/O No. : ANO KATO Rec. rei 2016
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Sakis Papadimitriou
piano
Georgia Sylleou
voice
 
01.
Sea Ritual
Celtic Song of the Hebrides
06:35
02.
Hymn to the Muse
by Dionissios Halicarnasseas, 200 A.C.
08:15
03.
Red Moon
Armenian folk song
05:54
04.
A Prayer of the Restless
Spiritual
05:31
05.
Murmuring
Rebetiko song
05:43
06.
A Letter ´Round Midnight
Folk song of Kappadocia
04:26
07.
Tears of An Emigrant
Song of Greek-speaking villagers of Salerno
05:19
08.
Epiphany Dance
Carol of the Epiphany
03:28
09.
Faces of the Sea
Song of the Aegean Sea
08:33
 
Total time:  00:00

Produced by Sakis Papadimitriou and George Tsakalidis
Recorded on October 10, 13 and 14, 1997 @ ´Agrotikon Studio´, Thessaloniki
Recorded and mixed by Christos Megas
Assisted by Stelios Fragopoulos
Texts edited by Victoria Kaplani and Christina Papadimitriou
Designed by Aris Georgiou
Layout by Dimitris Milosis
Photos by Aris Georgiou (p. 7), Maria Papadopoulou (p. 2, 8), Stefanos Samakas (p. 5, 15), Nikos Tassoulas (p. 11), Yannis Tsouflides (p. 12)
Cover artwork by Aris Georgiou from the ´Unfavorable Conditions´ of 1987
 
 

First sound, the sea
And the voice celebration of the body
Hi I ril ai il é o

The lap of the waves is the last sound

The globe
Breaks its elements
Earth and water

Black is the earth and the clouds too
Free swallows
With the wet caress of the waves
Razor-edged in between

The sea travels
The Hebrides wrack lives again
Down at the river Jordan

Searching for love through correspondence
Deriving from Kappadocia
´Round midnight
Edged timing
Unruly progresses

Children are singing carols
And they are dancing

When will Epiphany light come?

The prayers of the restless
Are not heard
And Jordan always moves
In the Dead Sea or in America

Century-old stories speak to each other
In the same voice

From which depths of time have they risen?

The poet on his knees in front of the altar
Of his beloved Muse
He awaits the vibrations

The emigrant a shadow
At the sea front
Lost routes or destinations

Will he take the sea in his arms?

The moon of Armenia
Is chasing the darkness
And redden Pontos

Who has the power to beguile Death
Other than the one who is in love?

Sakis Papadimitriou
 
Two years after `Song of Lulu` (ANO KATO rei 2007), pianist Sakis Papadimitriou and vocalist Georgia Sylleou come back with a brand new CD entitled OPEN ROUTES.
Stories of songs, (…) journeys through ancient time and landscapes.
OPEN ROUTES begins with the ´Sea Ritual´, a beautiful Celtic song of the Hebrides islands and go on with an ancient Greek hymn, an old song of the Aegean Sea, a Greek rebetiko song and a carol of the Epiphany. (…) ´Tears of an Emigrant´ is a song of the Greek-speaking villages of Salerno, ´Red Moon` an Armenian folk song, a spiritual and prayer of the restless, and ´A Letter Round Midnight´ a nostalgic melody from Kappadocia…
Production note
 


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