CD, SaleFrom the Greek island of Chalkis comes a very special debut by Nektarios Manaras celebrating magical sea life, the ancient Metéora rock pillar complex of monastries and dancing flowers. Glistening with gorgeous instrumentation, Hovering is a languid album full of fantastical imagery and whispered half truths. As the music plays, whales slowly submerge and monks scale the rock face to pray while the earth floats its way around the sun. It is an album to soak in on sun-dappled days, as the sun sinks beneath the sea and everything for that one moment seems perfect. As Manaras puts it: “The main idea is that everything in the universe and earth is floating in such a beautiful way. That is the feeling I’m trying to capture with my music.” And he certainly has.
3", SaleEach 3" cd comes in a handmade sleeve and contains a statement from the artist… Black kites are a familiar sight and sound above Naraigawa, a river near my home where I often go for walks. The kites fly between the surrounding mountains and the river looking for food, probably fish and mice, and have a distinct cry. I do a lot of field recordings along this river area, and so included environmental sounds as well as the sounds of the kites themselves in this piece, as the two are so connected in my mind. These field recordings were made in the summer of 2012 and this piece was put together in the following autumn for the Birds of a Feather series.
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