Τετάρτη, 6 Αυγούστου 2008

Loudovikos Ton Anoyion - Bit Mpazar with Maryo (2004 - World Ethnik Trad.Music,Greece)

''Another gift for this summer holidays ''
Loudovikos Ton Anoyion - Bit Mpazar with Maryo 2004


Maryo
Anti -prologue :Monday 18th June 2001 {Eliza Carthy, Loudovikos}
Singer-fiddler ELIZA CARTHY - of English folkdom's "first family - is not about to spurn her musical inheritance.. but nor will she be limited by it. Witness her definitely-contemporary new set of sometimes startling original songs {dad even drags out his Les Paul!}. At night we're in the mountains of Crete with LOUDOVIKOS, a writer of hauntingly romantic songs who has also helped the mandolin reclaim its "rightful place" in Cretan music.

The "folk police" may wish to have her placed under arrest and those offended by challengingly direct lyrics may also be displeased, but ELIZA CARTHY's "Angels & Cigarettes" rewards close attention. It has many of the usual pop trappings - lots of overdubbing and programmed percussion - but also has what most pop albums lack: substance and teeth.. and a couple of marvellously bizarre arrangements by Van Dyke Parks.


Loudovikos ton Anogion, live in the castle of Frangokastello, Sfakia, Drossoulites Festival, Creta Island.


The lurid, schmaltzeroso cover and a subtitle which says "the gentle voice from Greece" do not inspire confidence, but LOUDOVIKOS and friends make some truly beautiful music (as opposed to "beautiful" muzak). Compiled from three of his Greek releases,"The Colours of Love" presents Loudovikos as author and mandolinist as well as husky, yearning singer. He's a very fine player, as are his colleagues, and the music is strongly connected to Crete in particular (he comes from a mountain village there).From The Daily Planet.
Loudovikos was born in Anoghia, on the foot of mt. Psiloritis, Crete. His childhood, full of domestic chores, was a tough one. He was helping his family as a shepherd; transporting cheese and lumber from the mountain back to his village was one of his daily duties. However, Loudovikos was into painting and this hobby helped him to escape his daily routine, make some money and travel throughout Europe.His career in music began while Manos Hadjidakis was in Anogia to participate in cultural event. Manos heard by chance Loudovikos and his friends playing mandolins and singing. That was the beginning of a long journey. Loudovikos, with the immense help of Manos Hadjidakis, recorded his first disk in 1985, under the title ‘Mirologia’, an anthology of Cretan funeral and mourning songs.(From the Official site) @@@@@@@@

Το "Μπιτ - Μαζάρ" είναι μια μικρή γειτονιά παλαιοπωλείων στην Θεσσαλονίκη. Στις αγορές των αναμνήσεων οι παλιατζήδες και οι χασομέρηδες αγοραστές μένουν πάντα οι ίδιοι. Χωμένοι στα σκοτεινά μαγαζάκια ανακαλύπτουν αλλά κυρίως πλάθουν τους μύθους. Φωτογραφίες, κομπολόγια, αδημικά, ρολόγια, ραπτομηχανές, παιχνίδια, έπιπλα, ξαναζούν. Το "Μπιτ - Μαζάρ" μοιάζει να μην το αγγίζει ο χρόνος. Το βράδυ τα μικρά ταβερνάκια γεμίζουν νέους που φτιάχνουν έναν παράδεισο, μια εικόνα μέλλοντος. Σ' αυτήν την "αγορά του τίποτα" κι εντέλει των πάντων, ένα βράδυ με τον Φίλιππο Γράψα καθισμένοι στο "ΟΙΝΟΣ & ΠΑΛΙΑ", το ταβερνάκι της ωραίας Ηλιάνας, ανοίξαμε τις μικρές ιστορίες των νέων τραγουδιών. (Λουδοβίκος των Ανωγείων, από το ένθετο βιβλιαράκι του cd). (musical.gr)


Official website of Loudovikos of Anogia!
Official site dedicated to the famous cretan singer from Anogia, Cretan Island.
http://yakinthia.com/index.html
enjoy!

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