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7 Fish

by Kelly Thoma

If music is an endless ocean of possibilities, this collection is but 7 such...plus one. Influenced by various modal traditions, Kelly Thoma and eleven exceptional musicians interpret her compositions as well as improvise with virtuosity and sensitivity.
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1. Piranhas
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2. Salahi
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3. Melanouri
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4. Lychnos
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5. Hamsi
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6. Dolphins
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7. Atherina
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8. S
11:52 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
" ...Gorgeous, exciting journey of her sharpely compositions (...) tense, mysterious, floating, with sudden bursts of flickering propulsion, moving out into a dark sea ...” 5/5 stars - Andrew Cronshaw , May 2015, #383
http://frootsmag.com/

If music is an endless ocean of possibilities, this collection is but 7 such...plus one.

Eight new compositions by Kelly Thoma rising from the depths of the ocean of music.
Influenced by various modal traditions, Kelly and eleven exceptional musicians interpret her compositions as well as improvise with virtuosity and sensitivity.
Each composition is named after a specific fish and the last piece called "S", which reveals the movement of the fish, seeks to take the listener to the most profound recesses of his personal ocean.

Tracks
1.Piranhas
The bloodthirsty little fish which, in shoals, voraciously devour everything in their path in a matter of seconds.

2.Salahi (ray)
Like a veil in the sea.

3. Melanouri (Saddled seabream)
Intense silver.

4.Lychnos
The light of the ocean

5.Hamsi
The beloved meze (snack) of the inhabitants of the area surrounding the Black sea

6.Dolphins
The extremely clever sea mammals which enjoy playfully dancing in the waves created by the bows of ships

7.Atherina
These “kontylies” (small melodies) begin with traditional Cretan sousta phrases and continue with other little phrases which follow each other in quick succession, like little fish in a shoal

8.S
The silent and wondrous pattern of movement of fish which is accomplished by a gentle and continuous sideways lurch thus creating an S shape…

Musicians:
Ross Daly: lyra (1,4 ), saz (5), tarhu (2,4,8), nak tarhu (8)
Zohar Fresco: bendir (1,7)
Pedram Khavarzamini: tombak (4,5 )
Giorgos Manolakis: (4) çümbüş
Efrén López: saz (5), daouli (3)
Aris Kornelakis: lyra (3,7)
Sofia Efkleidou: cello (1,7,8 )
Taxiarhis Georgoulis: oud (1), yali tanbur (8)
Pavlos Spyropoulos: double bass (1,6,7 )
Giannis Papatzanis: Cretan Daouli (7)
Μiriam Encinas Laffite: bendir (2)
Kelly Thoma : lyra (1,2,3,4,6,7,8), soprano lyra (1,2,5), bendir (8)

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Vasmaris, Heraklion, Crete
www.studiovasmaris.gr
Recorded by: Vaggelis Apostolou
Mixed and mastered by: Efrén López

Photos: Giannis Karnikis - Athena Tounda (Narciso Corporation Photography)
Cover artwork: Kallia Platyrrachou

All tracks composed and arranged by Kelly Thoma

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Peter Jaques

brilliant!
I've known Kelly as a phenomenal musician for years, but this album is a new high for both her compositional & performative chops. And of course she's joined by some of the finest musicians in the modal music world. Complex, lyrical, richly textured, endlessly exciting, & moving. Bravo Kelly!
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