Ithaka | So Get up & the Lost Acapellas

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So Get up & the Lost Acapellas

by Ithaka

Collection of vocal poems recorded in Europe in 1993, which had been completely lost until being rediscovered in early 2017 (on a damaged cassette tape in a Los Angeles garage). These are the companion works for the iconic, So Get Up.
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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  Song Share Time Download
1. So Get up 2017
1:11 $0.99
2. So Get up 1993 (Demo)
2:02 $0.99
3. As Aventuras Do Korvorão
2:03 $0.99
4. Optimistic
0:53 $0.99
5. Poor and Rich
1:24 $0.99
6. Same Room Blues
1:44 $0.99
7. Did You Ever Listen?
2:19 $0.99
8. Death by Drowning
0:27 $0.99
9. Who Made the Grass Green?
0:16 $0.99
10. Sour Flowers
0:45 $0.99
11. Twenty Years Ago Today
1:51 $0.99
12. Vinte Anos Atrás
6:50 $0.99
13. The Ravenshark Meets His Shadow
2:04 $0.99
14. Boy in the Land of Shadows
0:48 $0.99
15. Shadow Drown
1:57 $0.99
16. We Are the Players
1:23 $0.99
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Album Notes
Californian-born writer and vocalist Ithaka (aka Ithaka Darin Pappas) relocated from his native Los Angeles in 1992 to Europe where the artist entered of six year period of hyper-creativity. There he wrote, vocalized, created sculptures and photographed among other activities.

In 1993 he wrote a collection of poems for a daily audio segment he hosted on a program called Quatro Bairro on Rádio Commercial, Lisbon. After reciting some these poems live on Rádio Comerical in 1993, he later recorded them as a collection of demos with a producer friend in the UK.

The next year he recorded one of these poems, So Get Up, with the progressive-house project Underground Sound Of Lisbon who achieved massive international success with the track via distribution by Tribal/I.R.S. Records in New York.

Between a series of moves and career developments, the original 1993 vocal poem demos recorded in England were lost. Neither studio technician or artist could find the original, or copies.

So Get Up went on to become an international EDM anthem remixed by greats such as; Cosmic Gate, Miss Kittin, Fatboy Slim. Mert Yücel, DJ Vibe, Lexicon Avenue, Dave Seaman etc.

In total is has been mixed and sampled over one-thousand times becoming one of the most remixed vocal a capellas in musical history.

Ithaka himself went on to record a series of critically acclaimed hip hop albums.

Here together on this disc are two new vocal recordings of Ithaka's iconic poems "So Get Up" and "We Are The Players" (recorded in Mexico - 2017) along with the complete collection of vocal-poem acapella demos made in 1993, some with their original proposed instrumental sketches. Please note: These are not intended to be finished songs, but instead are included to demonstrate Ithaka's early musical direction prior to both Underground Sound Of Lisbon's version of So Get Up (1994) and his own solo album, Flowers And The Color Of Paint (1995).

In the future, the artist hopes to collaborate with some of the EDM producers that have previously mixed his vocal-literary works, perhaps without even knowing who had recorded them.

Mastered by: Mario Villejo

Sound engineers:
So Get Up 2017 and We Are The Players: (Mario Villejo)

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