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The Depths Above

Isikawa Ko / Sidirokastritis Nikos / Varoutas Giorgos / Lambrakis Giorgos / Lambrakis Harris / Linardou Anna

The Depths Above

Label: Underflow

Genre: Jazz / Avant Garde


  • CD x2 Digi / Cardboard €18.99
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I was lying down across the stern, lulled by the gentle swaying of the vessel, inhaling the smoke of the torch and trying to discern the stars in the depths above.

Al. Papadiamandis

This excerpt from Alexandros Papadiamantis's novel “The Rose-tinted Shores” sums up the aesthetic experience of the album “The Depths Above”.

Ko Ishikawa, Nikos Sidirokastritis, Giorgos Varoutas, Harris Lambrakis and Anna Linardou interpret the ecstasy of nature, wandering between ancient memory and imagination.

Ancient instruments, such as the Japanese shō and the Middle Eastern ney, a piece of acacia wood and a voice, combined with electroacoustic guitar, electronic sound and live sampling, reflect a poetic contemplation of the human condition between the sea and the depths of the sky.

The album was recorded in Athens on January 17, 2019, at the Underflow Record Store and Art Gallery, which was arranged accordingly for the project's audio and video recording needs.

The release includes 2 CDs: the first is the recording of the quintet Ishikawa-Sidirokastritis-Varoutas-Lambrakis-Linardou, and the second the recording of the trio Ishikawa-Sidirokastritis-Varoutas. The interior of the 6-panel digipak is decorated with engravings by Dimitris Sidirokastritis.

Ko Isikawa: shō

Harris Lambrakis: ney

Anna Linardou: voice

Nikos Sidirokastritis: wood, floor tom, cymbal

Giorgos Varoutas: ac.guitar, electronics, objects, live sampling

Recorder by: Gustav Penka

Mixed by: Giorgos Varoutas, Gustav Penka

Mastered by: Taylor Deupree

Artwork by: Dimitris Sidirokastritis

Graphic Design by: No Más / No More Studio