EMI Production Music album information

These past months Spiros has been working on a ten track album for EMI Production Music. It is about Greece and includes five re-recordings of traditional Greek folk songs, arranged as instrumentals and five original compositions.

The album contains music from the most important regions in Greece which are: Thrace, Macedonia (Greece), Epirus, Athens, Islands of Cyclades and Crete.

The project demanded thorough research on the traditional music of each region in order not only to find the appropriate compositions that will suit media productions, but also authentic orchestrations and performance styles.

A release of two albums for the KPM World Music Series will be made at the end of October. The main traditional album comprises of authentic performances and orchestrations whereas the documentary album focuses on the same compositions with an atmospheric twist.

The music was recorded in April & May 2018 in Athens, Greece featuring thirteen highly skilled local musicians so as to uphold and nurture the traditional performances. All instruments were recorded in Spiros’ studio and the mixing was carried out by Ilias Lakkas at ODEON studios.

Following is a list of the musicians who performed in the project as well as some footage from the recording and mixing sessions:

Alexandros Arkadopoulos – Greek folk clarinet
Apostolis Malias – Ney & Kaval
Vasilis Rapsaniotis – Violin
Stela Valasi – Santur
Giorgos Pahis – Bouzouki, tzouras & baglamas
Panos Dimitrakopoulos – Qanun
Paris Perisinakis – Cretan lyre, cretan lute and ac. guitars
Giorgos Makris – Gaida
Dimos Polymeris – Accordion
Spyros Delta – Acoustic Guitar
Nikos Angelopoulos – Lute & Lafta
Nikos Alexopoulos – Percussion
Spiros Dielas – Drums
Iannis Anninos – Acoustic Bass
Ilias Lakkas – Mixing, ODEON studios, Athens, Greece
Daniel Goodridge – Mastering, Devon, U.K.

NIKOS ANGELOPOULOS PLAYING THE LUTE

SPYROS DELTA RECORDING ACOUSTIC GUITAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPIROS WITH PANOS DIMITRAKOPOULOS (RIGHT) WHO PERFORMED THE QANUN. (PLAYS WITH LOREENA MCKENNITT)

SPIROS WITH ALEXANDROS ARKADOPOULOS (RIGHT) WHO PLAYS THE GREEK FOLK CLARINET

 

 

 

 

 

 

ILIAS LAKKAS MIXING THE TRACKS AT ODEON STUDIOS IN ATHENS, GREECE