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ALEXIS ZOUMBAS : A Lament For Epirus 1926-1928

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  • Format: LP [AMA04]
  • Shipping Weight: 0.47kg
  • Label: Angry Mom Archives

originally released for Record Store Day, 2014. "Alexis Zoumbas' expressions of longing are so raw and unmediated that I suspect anyone who has ever yearned for anything -- who has ever gazed dolefully out a window, or sighed audibly over a cup of whiskey, or felt subsumed by a certain kind of ache -- will feel these songs like a club to the back of the knees. They are immediate, destructive, and stunning. That Christopher King was able to collect and contain them for us is an extraordinary gift." --Amanda Petrusich; Years of research and obsession have resulted in this, the first collection of recordings by the legendary and masterful Greek folk violinist Alexis Zoumbas. Very few pre-War musicians have tapped deeper into the human soul than Zoumbas and this volume presents his most profoundly hypnotic and unearthly pieces. A deep set of notes is accompanied by previously-unpublished photographs as well as original artwork by R. Crumb. Respectfully crafted by Christopher King and Susan Archie for Angry Mom Records. Deluxe triple-gatefold packaging.

A1 Epirotiko Mirologi
A2 Gaitanaki
A3 Tsamiko Makedonias
A4 Samantakas
A5 Frasia
B1 Kleftes (Tsamikos)
B2 Mpil Mpil
B3 Alimbeis
B4 Syrtos Sta Dyo
B5 Tzamara Arvanitiko

Art Direction, Design – Susan Archie
Mastered By [Digital Mastering] – Bryan Hoffa
Other [Translations] – Demetrios Dallas, Jim Potts, Maria Potts
Painting [Cover Painting], Artwork [Inner Sleeve + Header Pen-and-Ink Drawing] – R. Crumb*
Producer, Liner Notes, Remastered By – Christopher King
Violin – Alexis Zoumbas

All recordings made in New York City.
Remastered directly from original 78s
The release comes in a deluxe 3-panel gatefold sleeve.
A Record Store Day 2014 release.

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