MIKRI ARKTOS – MA 15232-68 (2016)

We warmly thank the poets who give value to non-existence and meaning to infinity, write, among other words, in their note of thanks, in their debut album, the two young songwriters from Crete, who use their musical virtuosity on poems by Greek and foreign poets, recalling past times when poetry held a prominent place in song. Recognizing their sensitivity and talent Maria Farantouri accepted the proposal to support their entry into the world of music, performing three of their songs. The CD is released as a book, adorned with sixteen works by the painter Vassilis Perros and including the work Attempt of Self-Defintion on the cover, and with the lyrics of the poems on its pages.

Music | Michalis Kaloyerakis, Pantelis Kaloyerakis
Poetry | Michael Ganas, Gregory Corso, Pantelis Kaloyerakis, Minas Dimakis, Yannis Efthymiadis, Pablo Neruda, Dinos Siotis, Bertolt Brecht, Paul Celan, Fernando Pessoa, Jalal al-din Rumi
Singing | Michael Kaloyerakis, Pantelakis Kaloyerakis, Maria Faradouri

Orchestrations | Yorgos Andreou
Classical & acoustic guitar | Michalis Kaloyerakis
Electric & acoustic guitar | Vasso Demetriou
Guitars | Kostas Bountouris
Mandolin | Vasso Demetriou
Double bass | Thodoris Kouelis
Trumpet, flugelhorn | Nikos Sakellarakis
Drums | Vaggelis Kalamaras
Piano, electric piano, organ, accordion, melodica, electric bass, electric guitar, metalophone, xylophone, percussion | Yorgos Andreou

01. They, My Child, Not
(M. Ganas)
02. Die of Laughter
(G. Corso)
03. The Sausage Berry
(P. Kaloyerakis)
04. There are Roads…
(M. Dimakis)
05. Clouds – M. Farantouri
(G. Efthymiadis)
06. You are always playing, You
(P. Neruda)
07. We forget
(D. Siotis)
08. The Floors – M. Farantouri
(B. Brecht)
09. Together
(D. Siotis)
10. Ice, Paradise – M. Farantouri
(P. Celan)
11. My Love
(F. Pessoa)
12. Personal
(M. Ganas)
13. The Beloved
(Jalal al-din Rumi)