It's not every day that we have a collaboration spanning the distance from Algeria to Germany, but here we have a special one for you! Balearía and Johannes Fischer join forces to bring us wonderful music from the Orient in this fantastic EP.
We start off with Prelude, which includes a beautiful solo duduk melody combined with some mysterious hummings.
Hegra is an ancient pre-Islamic site in Saudi Arabia, and this track maintains the emotional oriental sound but gets a more fast-paced melody by the frequent use of the different percussion instruments.
Derinkuyu also includes an oriental atmosphere by the use of string instruments with a duduk melody that gives a low-pitched sound. This will make you feel like you're in the ancient multi-level underground city in Turkey that this track is named after.
Finally, Achaemenid — which refers to the First Persian Empire — starts with an enigmatic voice followed by a distinctive duduk that gives a downhearted emotion. The addition of the drums and cymbals totally absorbs the listener into a warm Persian sound-like vibe all along.
If you are a lover of chillout music, oriental music, world music, or ethnic vibes, we are sure you will enjoy this release! Close your eyes, and be ready to be taken away!
Release Date: April 14, 2014
Catalog Number: ABCH012