Now Playing #21


I acquired this strange and beautiful disc a few days ago and after several listenings it has become a favourite. I don’t have the liner notes, and know nothing about Ancient Greek musical systems, so I am very curious as to how these compositions were reconstructed. Male and female voices, plucked strings, flutes, shawms and percussion evoke atmospheres of esoteric ritual and bardic declamation with hints of Asiatic influence and the occasional ecstatic outburst. This is a unique and very enjoyable recording.

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