Three sketches of Kythira
Kythira is the type of island, that even the Greeks themselves do not know where to place – geographically it is a part of the Ionian Islands, and administratively it belongs to Athens. Here, we have three stories about this “confused” island.
About the islands that start with a K...
The text about the island K made me think about how many islands actually start with a K in Greece. In addition, how different and beautiful in their own way each one is. That is why, in the end of August, we are taking a trip through them all. A small side note here – the names of most Greek islands are female nouns. This instantly reminds me of Murakami, who while talking about the islands in the central and eastern Mediterranean says – Crete and her sister Malta… yes, that is how it goes.
Summer night music
Today we share the music that we have been listening to in the warm summer evenings and nights. There is a magical hour – an hour, when you become one with your surroundings, time stops, and everything goes in its right place. For those exact moments, we listen to a couple of piano pieces – new and old, that pacify us, no matter where we physically are, they just bring us in one.
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.
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.