The two sides of the Aegean

It does not matter if we drove by car or bus, each time we reached the turn in the heights from Muğla towards Marmaris, we would see these breathtaking serpentines. And down in the lower parts, as if observed by a drone – the wild shore, the sea, the flying kite surfers, the stone pines and the eucalyptus – they show you that you’re down south. There is a certain warmth and a cozy bliss, a feeling of a thousand stories – both past and present, about a life – full, multi-layered and incredibly colourful.

Greek Summer

Today we focus on our favorite group of contemporary Greek performers, who make us enjoy life and forget the worries of everyday life with each new project. In August we will be relaxed, so we begin with Panos Mouzourakis, Kostis Maraveyas, Eleonora Zouganeli, Rena Morfi and co. Music to listen to on the terrace, on the deck, in the water, under the pines and eucalyptus – everywhere down south.

Atoms for Peace will bring you this!

We instantly connect Thom Yorke and Atoms for Peace to our previous post about Forro in the Dark. Only confirms that everything is connected. True to the eclectic that independent musicians make the “music of today”, here at MA we don’t limit the texts by style or genres. Thom Yorke on guitars, piano, keys and programming, also author and of course – vocals; on bass – the one and only Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers – one of the best bass players of our time (and if you listen up until the end, you can hear him play the melodica); Mauro Refosco from Forro in the Dark on percussions and the vibraphone; the long year Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich on synths and guitars; and on the drums we have the man behind drums in REM and Beck – Joey Waronker. 

Spring is upon us

And, of course, spring is patience. Spring is watching the world change every day, and feel joy if you’re a part of that cycle of change. There is no other time when you’re anxious and in a rush, but still have to wait it out in order for the change to come.

Twelve islands

The Dodecanese are not on touristy routs – they are for real travellers. They are not the shiny Cyclades or the chilly and beautiful Ionian islands. There’s no all-inclusive, and the sea is covered in boats. Sailing season practically has no end, but to see a sea full of boats come spring is magical. While it’s still fresh and summer hasn’t reached us yet, you can’t describe it. 

For the Queen of cities

Today we split the story in two – the physical and the spiritual Istanbul.  The physical Istanbul – there are few places in the world that have awakened such endless joy as the queen. Seen on a winter’s day, covered in snow, and on a July day, sizzling hot under the heat. In April, covered in tulips or on a warm November. Always carrying the same poetry and the souls of the millions that have gone through there.