Apollo Records present a masterpiece of ambience and beyond - 'Calypso' - the stunning new album by Venetian maestro.
The LP is inspired by the mythical Greek island of Ogygia and its alleged real life counterpart Gavdos - also known unofficially as Calypso - a place of extreme beauty, which upon visiting had a profound effect on the musician.
"Gavdos gives you profound sensations in every corner, as here you can find enchantment, mystery, the getting lost to forget, to erase and drown the memories in a light and salty water. A place new and ancient, between cedars that have seen exiles, pestilences, blood and desperation, isolation and abandonment, it's the absolute of a life that every heart in love seeks, desperately, in the arms of Calypso, divine among the goddesses. An infinite love, and the infinite horizon of our dreams", says Masin, eloquently.During one of the sessions,
a harvest was taking place, and you can hear tractors passing and workers
talking and laughing in the recording. The resulting drowsy pieces were
completely improvised (augmented by percussionist Joseph Batrouney,
guitarist Carla Oliver (Badskin) and guitarist Oliver Patterson), freeform
recordings that explores themes of relaxation, sleep and dreams;
somnambulant piano figures are caressed with delicate guitar passages
bathed in the bucolic field recordings of the H
Om Unit x Kid Drama
Synkro & Arovane
Electro / Electronic