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Title: Love Sessions
Format: CD
Label: Prikosnovenie (@)
Distributor: Audioglobe

LOVE SESSIONS is a particular project / CD which remembered me what the 4AD created with its This Mortal Coil: different label's mate who meet and record together a bunch of songs, sharing thoughts and emotions. Obviously this album sounds different from This Mortal Coil, first because Prikosnovenie deals with another kind of music and then because these tracks have been recorded into a sort of session where each of the five people involved was composing a part of the final songs. Instead, if I'm not wrong, This Mortal Coil had a different approach and I don't really know if everyone was composing or else. Anyway... For LOVE SESSIONS we have got involved: Francesco Banchini (Gor & Ataraxia), Spyros Giasafakis (Daemonia Nymphe), Louisa John-Krol, Marléne Etrillard and Frédéric Chaplain (Lys) plus various guests on some songs. The first three people of the list (plus Frédéric Chaplain for "Sacrum II" and "Les Cloches De Clisson", where he worked with Spyros) wrote the music and played, with the other musicians involved, various kind of intruments such as: violin, percussions, table harp, guitar, flute cymbal, pandourida, etc. The recordings took place in the medieval city of Clisson on 2001 and 2002 and Fred Chaplain took care of the mixing, engineering and recordings. The songs respect the solo works of the people who wrote the songs (this is another main difference respect the 4AD project) and in this case we a balanced situation with twelve tracks emphasized by the voice of LOUISA, by Spyros' Greek ancient sounds enriched by the LYS' samples. Each track has got his own fascination and I appreciated half of them particularly: "Dante O' Doré", "Etheros" and "Over The Borders" to name few. For sure the lovers of fairy and folk sounds will appreciate this CD.


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