Friday, January 30, 2015

Berrogüetto - Hepta (Spain 2001) @256

For those who still don't know them, the band Berrogüetto is considered by many around the world as one of the best Galician bands. This accomplishment stands out in itself if we take into account that one of the contestants for that title answers by the name of Milladoiro. Much of the success of the band is due to the acceptance of their first two albums, Navicularia and Viaxe por Urticaria, both of them true masterpieces whose main quality is the original and contemporary approach taken by the musicians to the traditional tunes.
There was therefore much expectation surrounding their third release, premiered in December 2001 in the Galician town of Santiago de Compostela. Hepta (seven in ancient Greek) is built around the number 7 and its several meanings in nature and society. Seven are the colors of the rainbow, seven are the main arts, seven are the musical notes, seven are the days of the week.

01 - Nanatsu
02 - Vinte Anos
03 - Heptacordo
04 - Baixando de ti
05 - Armenia
06 - Samesugas
07 - Setestrelo
08 - Hebdomadaria
09 - Albores
10 - Cantos de Monzo
11 - Gali@matías.tacom
12 - Alquimista de Soños
13 - Azul graso

Anxo Pintos (hurdy-gurdy, violin, saxophone, piano, bagpipes)
Isaac Palacín (Percussion)
Quico Comesaña (Bouzouki and harp)
Quin Farinha (violin)
Santiago Cribeiro (accordeon and piano)
Guillermo Fernández (guitar and bass)
Guadi Galego (vocals and bagpipes).
Guest musicians: 
Djivan Gasparian (duduk, Armenia)
Markus Svensson (nyckleharpa, Sweden)
Kalman Balogh (cimbalom, Hungary)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Anne-Marie Sanderson - Shadows & Sparks (2015) - FREE GROUP PROMOTION

Anne-Marie Sanderson is a British singer-songwriter, based in Portland, Oregon.  Her new EP, Shadows & Sparks, explores themes of light and dark, mystery and certainty, love and loss.   The songs are arranged for a chamber-folk ensemble with Sanderson on guitar and vocals, Mirabai Peart (Joanna Newsom) on violin, Anna Fritz (Portland Cello Project), and regular live band member and partner Erin Stephens on percussion. 
Her 2013 EP, Eloquence, received glowing reviews on both sides of the Atlantic, gaining recognition in equal measure for her well-crafted songs, inventive guitar techniques, and her enchanting vocal stylings.  Following in the tradition of timeless singer-songwriters, her music is often compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, but fans and critics alike recognize that Anne-Marie Sanderson is all her own.

1.    Shadows & Sparks (4:49)
2.    Lilac Time (4:20)
3.    The Outside of Town (3:41)
4.    It May Not Always Be (5:39)
5.    Lullaby (4:49)

releases 03 February 2015 

Anne-Marie Sanderson - vocals & guitar 
Mirabai Peart - violin 
Anna Fritz - cello 
Erin Stephens - percussion 

All songs written and arranged by Anne-Marie Sanderson 
Recorded and mixed by Josh Powell at The Map Room in Portland, OR 
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk 

Photography by Keri Friedman


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