Giedrius Kuprevicius - Erotidijos [180 Gram] [Remastered] | RECORD STORE DAY
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DISC: 1

1. Part I (Ovid - the Art of Love) - Erotidija I
2. Part I (Ovid - the Art of Love) - Erotidija II
3. Part I (Ovid - the Art of Love) - Erotidija III
4. Part I (Ovid - the Art of Love) - Erotidija IV
5. Part I (Ovid - the Art of Love) - Erotidija V
6. Part I (Ovid - the Art of Love) - Erotidija VI
7. Part II (The Thousand and One Nights - Story of the Porter and the Three Ladies) - Fanfaros I
8. Part II (The Thousand and One Nights - Story of the Porter and the Three Ladies) - Erotidija VII
9. Part II (The Thousand and One Nights - Story of the Porter and the Three Ladies) - Erotidija VIII
10. Part II (The Thousand and One Nights - Story of the Porter and the Three Ladies) - Erotidija IX
11. Part II (The Thousand and One Nights - Story of the Porter and the Three Ladies) - Erotidija X
12. Part II (The Thousand and One Nights - Story of the Porter and the Three Ladies) - Erotidija XI
13. Part II (The Thousand and One Nights - Story of the Porter and the Three Ladies) - Erotidija XII
14. Part III (Song of Songs - Canticum Canticorum) - Fanfaros II
15. Part III (Song of Songs - Canticum Canticorum) - Erotidija XIII
16. Part III (Song of Songs - Canticum Canticorum) - Erotidija XIV
17. Part III (Song of Songs - Canticum Canticorum) - Erotidija XV
18. Part III (Song of Songs - Canticum Canticorum) - Erotidija XVI
19. Part III (Song of Songs - Canticum Canticorum) - Erotidija XVII
20. Coda - Fanfaros III
21. Coda - Erotidija XVIII
22. Coda - Erotidija XIX

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The latest reissue from chOOn!! is Giedrius Kuprevicius' Erotidijos, the sixth release from the label that specialises in obscure, archival and forgotten releases. Erotidijos translates from the Lithuanian to "Erotidies" - these were festivals held in honour of Eros, God of Love in Ancient Greece. They were organised every five years and were famous for their celebrations, decorations and luxury. Ritual games were played during the festivals, musicians and poets competed, worshipping Eros. Erotidijos is a haunting yet hypnotic tableaux Kuprevicius originally created for a Stanislovas Rubinovas theatre play staged in 1994 in Kaunas, Lithuania. The Lithuanian composer was one of the founding members of the pioneering electronic pop outfit Argo and has written dozens of scores for stage and film over the past several decades, imbuing his soundwork with a multitude of artful moods and emotive depth. The story of Erotidijos unfolds in both melancholic and serenely lush scenery, in turn mysterious and playful. Memories of places you've never been drift into frame, from bedroom womb into a foliage of phantasmal keys and gently psychotropic symphonies. A collection that glissandos between notes, place, and time. Erotidijos is guided by an intuitive, improvisational dream logic that threads the line between waking and sleeping revelations. It offers a hazy, voyeuristic lens into another world with dusty ambience and eccentric keyboard effects, warm synth pads and shimmering vistas serving as soft accents to the angelic murmur of giggling voices. As you listen, you are invited to apply your own interpretation of Erotidijos' narrative of a new land, it's climate, sounds, and geography. A contemplative, celestial electronic work in a gentle, often beautiful ambient style which breezily swings with exquisite analogue synth textures and infinity loops. Jazz spontaneity and organic pop impulses lift the meditative veil, ending with a climactic final scene: a sensuous reverie complete with shedding light and gently opening synapses. Available for the first time on vinyl, including over twenty minutes of music not featured on the original cassette release and produced in cooperation with Giedrius Kuprevicius for chOOn!!