Label: The Tapeworm
廃盤タイトルを特別入手、今回のみ！！ ギリシャのコンポーザーにしてピアニスト、シンガーソングライター、DJ、更にはクラブのプロモーターとしても動く鬼才Othon MataragasがTapewormに残したピアノ作品集。メンデルスゾーン、ショパン、そして自身のオペラ曲の全5曲からなる、割と何でもありのTapewormラインナップの中でもかなりの異色作です。
A1: Behind the Veil Behold the Liquid Light!
A2: Felix Mendelssohn, Songs Without Words, Op. 19, No. 6, “Venetian Gondola Song”
A3: Frédéric Chopin, Étude Op. 25, No.1 in A-flat Major, “Aeolian Harp”
B1: Kali Dances
B2: Digital Angel 000
A1, B1 and B2 composed by Othon Mataragas. Kali Dances, the poem, is by Jeanne Ellin. Piano: Othon Mataragas. Voice on Kali Dances and Digital Angel 000: Shona Watson. Alto Flute on Kali Dances: Clare Jefferis. A-side recorded by Simon Wallace, May 2011. B-side recorded live at Blackheath Halls, June 2006. Mastered by Zachary James Watkins.
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Just before releasing “Impermanence”, his long-awaited second album and brainchild of his PAN multi-genre concept, Othon has come up with an unexpected limited-edition tape release. As the title suggests, “Silky Hands Of A Rough Piano Boy” centres on Othon’s life-long companion, the piano. On the A-side Othon returns to his soloist roots performing his new work “Behind the Veil Behold the Liquid Light!” together with two gems by Chopin (“Étude Op. 25, No.1”) and Mendelssohn (“Venetian Gondola Song No.1” in G minor from “Songs Without Words”). On the B-Side Othon is releasing for the first time two of his oldest and most adventurous songs to date. “Kali Dances” and “Digital Angel 000” were both recorded live as part of the composer’s final recital at Blackheath Halls while still studying at London’s Trinity College of Music, back in 2006. “Digital Angel 000”, though not included on Othon’s debut album “Digital Angel”, was originally one of the first songs written for the eponymous song cycle. Both songs on this tape are sung by dramatic soprano Shona Watson, while Clare Jefferis plays the alto flute.