A Lament for Epirus 1926-1928
Format: 12" Vinyl
Label: Angry Mom Records
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release
"Alexis Zoumbas's expressions of longing are so raw and unmediated that I suspect anyone who has ever yearned for anything -- who has ever gazed dolefully out a window, or sighed audibly over a cup of whiskey, or felt subsumed by a certain kind of ache -- will feel these songs like a club to the back of the knees. They are immediate, destructive, and stunning. That Christopher King was able to collect and contain them for us is an extraordinary gift." -- Amanda Petrusich. Years of research and obsession have resulted in this, the first collection of recordings by the legendary and masterful Greek folk violinist Alexis Zoumbas. Very few pre-war musicians have tapped deeper into the human soul than Zoumbas and this volume presents his most profoundly hypnotic and unearthly pieces. A deep set of notes is accompanied by previously unpublished photographs as well as original artwork by R. Crumb. Respectfully crafted by Christopher King and Susan Archie for Angry Mom Records.
A1. Epirotiko Mirologi A2. Gaitanaki A3. Tsamiko Makedonias A4. Samantakas A5. Frasia B1. Kleftes (Tsamikos) B2. Mpil Mpil B3. Alimbeis B4. Syrtos Sta Dyo B5. Tzamara Arvanitiko