Every Soul Is A Boat

12" Orange Vinyl Ltd.
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14.00 €

Our first foray into the world of RECORD STORE DAY releases is a limited edition action packed 12-inch orange vinyl E.P. For one day only – Saturday, April 18 2015 (RSD 2015), this exclusive beautiful recording will be unveiled to a string of select independent record stores in Europe & the United States. The band honouring this exciting release is SIGMATROPIC together with some great guest appearances. Despite the limited amount of releases under the guise of SIGMATROPIC band, the moniker for veteran musician AKIS BOYATZIS, there has been a lengthy list of guest appearances from a diverse array of artists on most releases. On the 2003 opus ‘Sixteen Haiku & Other Stories’ alone, eighteen amazing musicians graced this astonishing Folktronica Soundscape in memory of the Nobel Laureate GEORGE SEFERIS. To introduce yourself as a relative newcomer, with an international release, and with guest vocalist such as Robert Wyatt, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Alejandro Escovedo, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Cat Power, John Grant, Mark Eitzel, Howe Gelb & Steve Wynn – to name a few - is no mean feat. For this desirable Record Store Day 2015 ditty, AKIS BOYATZIS unveils 5 composed tracks, for which he sings on 3. Once again, SIGMATROPIC manage to attract guests vocalists that appear on music far removed from their customary treadmills. The other tracks have 2 great & diverse guests contributing on the vocal duties: Ex-(NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS) & Australian legend MICK HARVEY & from the other side of the spectrum US Southern Alternative Country great JIM WHITE (‘Wrong Eyed Jesus (The Mysterious Tale Of How I Shouted’)). Always hard to describe & pinpoint the music of SIGMATROPIC: It fluctuates from Rock to Electronica with elements of twinkled upbeat Mediterranean whirls & woozy summery melancholia. This 12-inch EP is a breezy & punchy platter, with MICK HARVEY singing a commanding & very catchy tune (‘Every Soul Is A Boat’) whilst AKIS BOYATZIS does justice to the 12-inch vinyl vibe with a real thumper (‘Noon & Midnight’). JIM WHITE adds some Southern warmth, storytelling, lyric & music contribution. Together with a surprise package: family members backing on spooky vocals, with a dreamy majestic finale on (‘The Throne In Your Heart’). The visit to Bristol (UK) for AKIS BOYATZIS cemented this E.P production as it was all tallied up under the steady hand of local resident and very accomplished all rounder, JOHN PARISH (P. J. Harvey) who Mixed this EP; making it once again a truly international affair for SIGMATROPIC. Arranged an Produced by Akis Boyatzis Additional Production John Parish Mixed by John Parish & Ali Chant at ToyBox Studios Bristol DMM Mastered at Abbey Road by Alex Wharton Not available on any other formats