Burgundy Grapes, an instrumental act led by core duo George Kolyvas and Alexandros Miaoulis, create unique soundscapes that result from introspection rather than contrived compliance with current music trends. Combining gracefully expressed emotion with elements of classical minimalism as well as psychedelic and cinematic references, the group has managed, through each of its releases to date, to offer a distinctive touch to the vast ocean that is music.
The outfit returns in the autumn of 2017 with its third album, “Short Stories, Lasting Shadows”, released as a special limited edition vinyl and digital album by Inner Ear.
The album was recorded at a number of locations over various periods in recent years, while the songwriting duo, which, as usual, played guitars and a variety of other instruments, was once again joined by its regular cast of esteemed players (Giorgos Tsiatsoulis – accordion/organ; Stavros Parginos – cello; Nikos Veliotis – cello; Fotis Siotas – viola; George Katsanos – harmonium), as well as new collaborators (Thodoris Rellos – baritone sax, Dionysis Makris, double bass).
The result, reflective, pensive and captivating, features melody as an integral element, while luminous moments of hope carry listeners away from troubles of the past and present, offering a less threatening dimension to the future.
Music: George Kolyvas (1,3,4,5,8,10), Alexandros Miaoulis (2,4,6,7,9)
Arranged and produced by Burgundy Grapes
Recorded and mixed in Athens and Koufonissi over several periods between October, 2010 and March, 2015.
Mastered by Yannis Christodoulatos at Sweetspot, Athens.
Cover design by Alexandros Miaoulis.
Printed by tipografio.gr
Burgundy Grapes are George Kolyvas and Alexandros Miaoulis with Giorgos Tsiatsoulis, Stavros Parginos, Nikos Veliotis, Fotis Siotas, Dionyssis Makris, George Katsanos and Thodoris Rellos.
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Excellent piece of art! New member for BG! The guitar is dominant on every track, but this doesn't feel strange at all. Well-crafted compositions for BG's quality, modern pop. Highly recommended. fataldiz
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Multi-layered compositions that stretch from Holy Minimalist overtones to Popol Vuh-like meditations - remarkably mesmerizing even by his own standards, ION's seventh full-length recording is a series of aural postcards from a future resort that waits to be discovered... bwana23