Fragments of earthly reality are floating above. Frameless, thus limitless, are transformed to embrace each other in a bizarre union, celebrating their new euphoric perception, resonating life and mystical dreams.
The music of Sofia Sarri is personal, pagan and magical. A universe where uncompromised resolutions are welcome allowing the Cretan lyra, a distinct folk instrument from the mountains of her home island Crete, to feel at ease when placed together with the analog synth, the vibraphone and some wicked double bass drumming.
“Every track has a story to tell” says Sofia, “a sacred bind to nature, as if a totem lies in the spirit of every song”. The moon, the cuckoo, the wolf and the strings alongside with electronic micro beats seem to merge perfectly with Sofia’s both delicate and powerful vocals, manifesting the omnipotence of nature.
Sofia’s journey through music and singing is long. Performing and composing for bands of diverse background such as the post-rock collective of Night on Earth, a true pioneer of Athens’ indie scene. This time the urge was to set and meticulously narrate the musical paths that she had so far explored. To handle her voice as an equal instrument among other instruments and belt out her mystical parallel universe. She is experimenting with both traditional forms and the contemporary while sticking to her generation’s fusion of massive sonic and music information.
Labelling Sofia’s music can be tricky: avant rock with a pinch of Scandinavian black metal, urban ambient, dark-hop...The moment you are about to categorise her she manages to slip away. As it is expected from an artist who’s influences spread out all around the world of sounds, manifested by the higher and innermost need of everything human: communication.
Out on LP, CD and digital album via Inner Ear.
released January 13, 2017
All music by Sofia Sarri (except: track 5 by Petros Lamprides & track 8 traditional)
All lyrics by Sofia Sarri (except track 9 by Christos Zachos & track 8 by Lars Linderot)
Tracks 1, 3, 4 arranged by Costas Stergiou
Tracks 2, 6, 7, 8 arranged by Costas Stergiou, Sofia Sarri and the band
Track 5 arranged by Petros Lamprides
Track 9 arranged by Sofia Sarri
Sample used in track 8 was found in and downloaded from freesound.org
Produced by Costas Stergiou, Panagiotis Chountas, Sofia Sarri
Mixed at In a Jam Studios by: Panagiotis Chountas, Costas Stergiou Recorded at In a Jam Studios by Panagiotis Chountas
Additional recordings at Sierra Studios by Thodoris Nikolakopoulos
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Christian Wright
Executive producer: Panagiotis Chountas
All Artwork + Design by KANENAS