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Sokratis Sinopoulos, L’Achéron, François Joubert-Caillet – Lachrimæ Lyræ – Tears of Exile (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Sokratis Sinopoulos, L’Achéron, François Joubert-Caillet – Lachrimæ Lyræ – Tears of Exile (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:05:26 minutes | 1,09 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Fuga Libera

This collaboration between a consort of viols and the Greek lyra takes John Dowland’s Lachrimæ or Seaven Teares as its point of departure; together they paint a transverse and stateless picture of melancholy, although this is set against the joyful hope of a shining future that appears in these improvisations and timeless Anglo-Byzantine dances.

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Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet – Metamodal (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet – Metamodal (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:03:02 minutes | 1,14 GB | Genre:  Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © ECM

Four years after the critically lauded Eight Winds the Athens-based Sokratis Sinopolous Quartet returns with the aptly-named Metamodal. A unique band, the quartet subtly sifts a vast pool of influence, its music informed by the players’ experience of folk forms, Byzantine and classical music, and many modes of improvising, including jazz. The combination of Sinopoulos’s lyra, with its yearning, ancient tones, and the sensitive, modern piano of Yann Keerim is particularly beguiling, and the group as a whole has made giant steps since its debut. Metamodal, featuring new pieces by Sokratis and a concluding group improvisation, was recorded at Sierra Studios in Athens, and produced by Manfred Eicher.

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Jean-Guihen Queyras, Sokratis Sinopoulos, Bijan Chemirani & Keyvan Chemirani – Thrace (Sunday morning Sessions) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Sokratis Sinopoulos, Bijan Chemirani & Keyvan Chemirani – Thrace (Sunday morning Sessions) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz  | Time – 01:03:03 minutes | 1,11 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © harmonia mundi

The ancient Indo-European civilization of Thrace was adventurous, inquisitive and open to exchange with other cultures. These key principles of the Thracians serve as a beautiful metaphor for this ensemble featuring cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras. From the captivating percussion of the Chemirani brothers (who grew up alongside Queyras on the hillsides of Provence) to the magical lyra of Sokratis Sinopoulos, these Sunday morning sessions open gateways into undiscovered musical worlds. Here contemporary exploration, improvisation and the traditional music of the Mediterranean converge in one powerful and irresistible spirit.

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