Alexis Zoumbas ‎– A Lament For Epirus 1926-1928

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Angry Mom Archives ‎– AMA 04CD
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Tracklist

A1 Epirotiko Mirologi
A2 Gaitanaki
A3 Tsamiko Makedonias
A4 Samantakas
A5 Frasia
B1 Kleftes (Tsamikos)
B2 Mpil Mpil
B3 Alimbeis
B4 Syrtos Sta Dyo
B5 Tzamara Arvanitiko

Credits

  • Art Direction, DesignSusan Archie
  • Mastered By [Digital Mastering]Bryan Hoffa
  • Other [Translations] – Demetrios Dallas, Jim Potts, Maria Potts
  • Painting [Cover Painting], Artwork [Inner Sleeve + Header Pen-and-Ink Drawing]R. Crumb*
  • Producer, Liner Notes, Remastered ByChristopher King
  • ViolinAlexis Zoumbas

Notes

"Alexis Zoumbas' expressions of longing are so raw and unmediated that I suspect anyone who has ever yearned for anything -- who has ever gazed dolefully out a window, or sighed audibly over a cup of whiskey, or felt subsumed by a certain kind of ache -- will feel these songs like a club to the back of the knees. They are immediate, destructive, and stunning. That Christopher King was able to collect and contain them for us is an extraordinary gift." --Amanda Petrusich; Years of research and obsession have resulted in this, the first collection of recordings by the legendary and masterful Greek folk violinist Alexis Zoumbas. Very few pre-War musicians have tapped deeper into the human soul than Zoumbas and this volume presents his most profoundly hypnotic and unearthly pieces. A deep set of notes is accompanied by previously-unpublished photographs as well as original artwork by R. Crumb. Respectfully crafted by Christopher King and Susan Archie for Angry Mom Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 1689507732 6

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